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Cook's Natural Science Museum

412 13th Street SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5916
+1 256-350-9339
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Dead or Alive plus a bee hive

This was a first trip for myself and my girlfriend. It is a FREE museum and you rarely find that... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2016
Kevin W
via mobile
Educational and fun

One of the best and free.You are allowed to take your time and enjoy all the exhibits .There are... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
Sharron C
via mobile
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Over 2,000 species of insects, birds and animals are displayed at this museum.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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412 13th Street SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5916
+1 256-350-9339
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This was a first trip for myself and my girlfriend. It is a FREE museum and you rarely find that this day and time. I'm more of a fan of zoo's vs a natural history museum but if you like to see wild animals that...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

One of the best and free.You are allowed to take your time and enjoy all the exhibits .There are many different species of insects as well as birds fish mammals and bears. Great for the whole family

1  Thank Sharron C
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This should not be missed!! By anyone! It is free, has lots to look at, cheap rocks, tee shirts, jewelry, etc for kids of all ages. You can spend an hour here or maybe longer if you read and talk about what you are seeing...More

1  Thank SUE M
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped by while killing some time in Town. My son loves science and he had a blast. It is mostly taxidermy, geology, and fossils. The lady on duty was very informative and friendly. It will only take 30 minutes or so to go through,...More

1  Thank DieFledermoose
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I traveled from Louisiana to stay with some friends in Decatur. We visited the museum during our visit. My seven-year-old son and I really enjoyed it. The displays were really cool and the staff was extremely nice.

1  Thank adavis2282
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We have been to the Cook's Museum several times when we have our grand kids. It is a great place for kids and grownups alike. There is no charge and they have lots of animal and rock displays along with insects. A great asset to...More

1  Thank zjrc31
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

This place has every bug and animal known to this area, if you have boys, this is definitely the place to go. Very educational and the kids actually have fun learning! Some of the animals/reptiles are also is interactive! The bonus is it is free...More

1  Thank AjPhotog
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

My son loves coming here. It has always been one of his favorite field trips! So many exhibits to see. And they are now building a larger facility- can't wait to see it!

1  Thank Bette S
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Great place to take kids, interactive, educational and fun. Very clean, professional looking, original and unique items in their displays.

1  Thank keithandtawnya
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Cook's Natural Science Museum maybe on the small size, but makes up for it with tons of exhibits and even live animals.

1  Thank BradWiegmann
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