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Cook's Natural Science Museum

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Address: 412 13th Street SE, Decatur, AL 35601
Phone Number: 256-350-9339
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Over 2,000 species of insects, birds and animals are displayed at this...
Over 2,000 species of insects, birds and animals are displayed at this museum.
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Very nice (even nicer since free admission), good for all ages. [Take this with a grain of salt: I heard plans were for a much bigger museum to be built nearer downtown ... this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
81 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very nice (even nicer since free admission), good for all ages. [Take this with a grain of salt: I heard plans were for a much bigger museum to be built nearer downtown ... this one is nice, can only imagine how much nicer it will be.]

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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146 reviews 146 reviews
38 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

There is a little bit of everything in here from insect, animal, bird and reptile specimens to fossils, a meteorite, a few live specimens, rocks/minerals/crystals exhibit. I have to comment that I was QUITE impressed with the displays because everything was labeled and organized so well. (I am kind of OCD in this department and I loved the "smaller to... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

When you pull up, you don't think there is much in there, but it was amazing how much there is to see and how much you can learn there!

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Alabama
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Not that big, but very interesting and I am told that future prospects mean bigger building and expansion. It was informative and had nice trinkets for sell and the lady at counter was friendly and helpful . All in all a very pleasant experience.

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Toney Alabama
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We took our Girl Scout Troop there,and it was really informative!! And the Lady made it "Fun" so kept the Girl's interested!! My two Girl's still mention thing's that they saw there and it's been a year since we went!!

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6 reviews 6 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

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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16 reviews 16 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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