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Cook's Natural Science Museum

412 13th Street SE, Decatur, AL 35601
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Decatur
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Over 2,000 species of insects, birds and animals are displayed at this museum.

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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We dropped teenager off at the waterpark and we wet here and to the wildlife center. Both were very enjoyable. This is free and it has a lot of things in a small area. Its like a museum of stuff. We didn't take the kids but they would have loved it. (That's what they get for staying at the water... More

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Trinity, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were entertaining our three grandchildren from Wisconsin and always take people to Cook's Museum when they visit. One never tires of it because it is so well done. Where do you find a great place to go to.......not only that, but it's FREE. One of the staff was walking around with a corn snake and letting people hold it... More

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Athens, Alabama
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132 reviews 132 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our 32 and 29 year old sons visited Cook's Museum once a week when children. They learned their initial love for nature, animals, and science from Cook's. Now their children are enjoying Cook's. Free and so wonderful!!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor and glad we did. We have an 11 year an a 15 year and they both really enjoyed their time here. The lady at the counter explained that we could go through and look all by ourselves. There is a lot to see with a lot of information. And it's free.

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Decatur, Alabama
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Cook's Natural Science Museum does have insects, but there is so much more. Our five year old grandson loves to go every time he comes to visit. There are many animals, birds and reptiles placed in their natural habitats for your viewing. These are the stuffed kind. There are fish, snakes, a tarantula,and fish in tanks that are real. Beautiful... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Blown away by this Museum little but packed!! And this is one of the few places we have been that asked if we were geocaching which is how we found this place

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Lexington, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I have heard of this place for years but finally got the chance to go and tour their museum. It was fabulous. You would never think about the wild things you see in this museum. It is a must.

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Decatur, Alabama
11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

If you have not taken your kids here you are missing out. It is a great museum that everyone can and will enjoy.

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Rocket City
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Well done small natural science museum, a superb community service of Cook's Great way to spend an hour Plentiful parking and close to Big Bob Gibsons

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Athens, Alabama
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330 reviews 330 reviews
15 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a relatively small museum but it is packed with examples and knowledge. Numerous specimens on display along with a little information on each. Some interactive displays including a meteorite you can actually pick up. A very nice gift area with reasonable prices. Admission is free, open every day but only 2-5 on Sundays. It took us about an... More

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