Discover NOAA's treasures at the Tellus Science Museum

The Treasures of NOAA's Ark exhibit on display at the Tellus Science Museum in Atlanta, GA. Several cases are spread throughout the room, with maps, and charts, early scientific instruments, and other historical artifacts inside them.
The Treasures of NOAA's Ark exhibit on display at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA. (photo courtesy of Tellus Science Museum)

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Where: Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville, Georgia

When: December 3, 2022 to October 29, 2023

The Treasures of NOAA’s Ark exhibit opened at the Tellus Science Museum offsite link in Cartersville, Georgia on December 3, 2022 and will be on display there until October 29, 2023. The exhibit includes 19th century maps and charts, as well as early scientific instruments that recall the agency’s proud heritage and legacy of service to the nation. Through partnering with public institutions, this exhibit showcases how NOAA and its predecessor agencies have impacted the everyday lives of citizens from coast to coast.

Treasures began as part of the Preserve America Initiative that calls on federal agencies to promote a greater shared knowledge about the nation’s past, strengthen regional identities and local pride, increase local participation in preserving the country’s cultural and natural heritage assets and support the economic vitality of our communities. Treasures of NOAA’s Ark has visited 18 different venues since 2005, reaching millions of people.

The Tellus Science Museum, a Smithsonian-affiliated nonprofit organization, focuses on earth science. The museum is dedicated to engaging, educating, and inspiring visitors to make scientific connections through dynamic exhibits and enriching experiences.

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Survey markers rest on drift wood inside a display case as part of the Treasures of NOAA's Ark exhibit at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA.
Survey markers on display as part of the Treasures of NOAA's Ark exhibit at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA. (photo courtesy of Tellus Science Museum)
Purple heart medal and certificate rest in a display case as part of the Treasures of NOAA's Ark exhibit at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA.
Purple heart medal and certificate on display as part of the Treasures of NOAA's Ark exhibit at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA. (photo courtesy of Tellus Science Museum)
Surveying equipment, including a sextant, floatation device, and drift bottle, on display as part of the Treasures of NOAA's Ark exhibit at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA.
Surveying equipment on display as part of the Treasures of NOAA's Ark exhibit at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA. (photo courtesy of Tellus Science Museum)

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Black and white photo of a woman launching a weather balloon.