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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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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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Nice museum

How can you say anything bad about a free museum? It has plenty of interesting items although it is on the small side. We take friends and family here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Decatur, Alabama
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Decatur, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

How can you say anything bad about a free museum? It has plenty of interesting items although it is on the small side. We take friends and family here.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I visited this small private (free) museum with elementary and preschool grandchildren. We all had a good time. It's certainly worth the trip if you are in Decatur, but not a destination in itself. Allow an hour. I am a biologist and I was bothered by a bit of Creationist nonsense here and there, but it's a very small part... More 

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Decatur, AL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have lived in this town for over 10 years and had not yet visited the museum, thinking it must not be that great since it was free. How wrong I was!! We had a visiting 7 year old and I took her and my own 9 year old to visit one morning. It was a huge success and my... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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203 reviews 203 reviews
94 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
66 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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
40 helpful votes 40 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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Additional Information about Cook's Natural Science Museum

Address: Address: 412 13th Street SE, Decatur, AL 35601
Phone Number: 256-350-9339
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Decatur
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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