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Cook's Natural Science Museum

412 13th Street SE, Decatur, AL 35601
256-350-9339
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Decatur
Type: Science Museums
Description: Over 2,000 species of insects, birds and animals are displayed at this museum.
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Athens, Alabama
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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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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
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I've been to this museum multiple times. Perfect to get away from the heat or cold when your looking to pass a couple of hours away. Friendly staff and really neat info on local animals and insects!

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Lexington, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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312 reviews 312 reviews
15 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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Decatur, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Located in Decatur, AL, just West of I-65 on the Tennessee river you will find one of the most complete Entomology collections as well as other critters that call Alabama home. Great stop for a day trip to Decatur or a break from I-65 driving.

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