I'm not much of a science geek. When given a choice, I'd choose an art-themed activity over a science-themed one any day of the week. However, Atlanta is not like Washington D.C. in that we don't have very many free museums around town.

Thankfully, the first full weekend of each month, Bank of America cardholders have free access to select museums around the country. In Atlanta, our options are Atlanta History CenterCenter for Civil and Human Rights, and the High Museum of Art. I've been to all of these, but I was still determined to find a fun and free family activity on this hot summer September weekend. So, we headed just north of Atlanta to Cartersville, home of the Tellus Science Museum.

I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised! First of all, the grounds are stunning; every inch is perfectly manicured.

I was wearing Gabriel in the baby carrier, so my hands weren't always free to take as many pictures as I wanted. The ones shared here don't really do the place justice, but I'm posting them anyway.

There are multiple exhibits to see, and they're all super informative. There's even a planetarium and a solar house out back, but it was too hot to stroll through and explore.

Tellus Science Museum
100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120