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“Not Just Bugs” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cook's Natural Science Museum

Cook's Natural Science Museum
412 13th Street SE, Decatur, AL 35601
256-350-9339
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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.
Decatur, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Not Just Bugs”
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 gemstones and shells are displayed amazingly. You can even touch and try to pick up a real moon rock. The museum has plans to relocate and expand in the near future, so it will be even bigger and better. It is easily accessible. All ages will love it.

Visited June 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Amazing and free”
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
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Interesting and Entertaining”
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.

Visited April 2013
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Decatur, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
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.

Visited April 2013
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Rocket City
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best freebie in N. Al”
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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