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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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9:00 am - 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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It was a nice surprise

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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14 reviews 14 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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