CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Tellus Science Museum will host an evening of family science on Friday, allowing children to expand their mind as they build a balloon powered car and explore the night sky at the observatory.
Family Science Night will also give children and adults alike the chance to go aboard massive construction vehicles and personalize a construction hat.
"It's always fun to watch kids and their parents do the activities together, especially projects like the balloon powered cars," Tellus' Joe Schulman explained today.
The planetarium show, Thrill Rides to the Max, will be featured several times during the night.
The Cartersville museum will open their great observatory focused on the constellation of Orion, with our solar system's largest planet Jupiter near by.
"Definitely visit the observatory," Schulman added. "Nothing beats looking up at the night sky through a telescope."
Children can also pan for colorful stones while adults view vintage automobiles and a full-scale replica of the Wright Flyer.
Located northwest of Atlanta, the museum will kick-off the event beginning at 5:00 p.m., and conclude at 9:00 p.m. The observatory will stay opened until 10:00 p.m.
A special exhibit now showing highlights spin-offs from the space program.
"Family science nights are a fun end to the week," states Schulman. "It's a great way to kick-off the weekend with a little fun that everyone can enjoy."
Located northwest of Atlanta off of exit 293 and I-75, the museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is closed on July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day.
(Charles Atkeison covers science & technology for Examiner.com. Follow his updates via Twitter @AbsolutSpaceGuy.)