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Cook's Natural Science Museum

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Address: 412 13th St SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5916
Phone Number: 256-350-9339
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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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Incredibly unique!

Be sure to swing by if you are in Decatur. A very large version of the original is under construction. Terrific place to entertain kids and for adults to learn.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to swing by if you are in Decatur. A very large version of the original is under construction. Terrific place to entertain kids and for adults to learn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

First of all. It's free! You can make donations which is great. They have all sorts of bugs and animals to check out. The kids loved it. We can't wait until the new building is finished!

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Farmerville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

It takes about 45 min to go thru. Very well presented. The displays were great. Lots of bugs you've never seen before. It has a small gift section, reasonably priced. If you need something to fill in a little time it's great. And it's free.

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

They have a lot more than just bugs....but they have bugs you didn't even know existed ! Great exhibit for the family. All kinds of wildlife, butterflies, fossils, shells, oh my, What an amazing collection. This is one great place to take the kids. We've been numerous times. And it's FREE !

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

This was a first trip for myself and my girlfriend. It is a FREE museum and you rarely find that this day and time. I'm more of a fan of zoo's vs a natural history museum but if you like to see wild animals that were alive at some point in time, up close- then this is a treasure chest... More 

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Trinity
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

One of the best and free.You are allowed to take your time and enjoy all the exhibits .There are many different species of insects as well as birds fish mammals and bears. Great for the whole family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This should not be missed!! By anyone! It is free, has lots to look at, cheap rocks, tee shirts, jewelry, etc for kids of all ages. You can spend an hour here or maybe longer if you read and talk about what you are seeing with children. They are expanding to a huge building later in 2016 or 2017.

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Prattville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by while killing some time in Town. My son loves science and he had a blast. It is mostly taxidermy, geology, and fossils. The lady on duty was very informative and friendly. It will only take 30 minutes or so to go through, but it's worth a stop. Also, it's free!

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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

I traveled from Louisiana to stay with some friends in Decatur. We visited the museum during our visit. My seven-year-old son and I really enjoyed it. The displays were really cool and the staff was extremely nice.

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We have been to the Cook's Museum several times when we have our grand kids. It is a great place for kids and grownups alike. There is no charge and they have lots of animal and rock displays along with insects. A great asset to Decatur.

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