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Cook's Natural Science Museum

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I have been a Fan of the Cook Natural History museum for many years. I have taken hundreds of... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2018
Frog P
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Bugs ! Lots of interesting things...

You never seen so many things that are crawling around you in one place. You have seen some around... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2017
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Over 2,000 species of insects, birds and animals are displayed at this museum.
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412 13th St SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5916
+1 256-350-9339
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

I have been a Fan of the Cook Natural History museum for many years. I have taken hundreds of friends there and each has enjoyed it. We anticipate the 2018 reopening in the new location. Aces all around to these nice people.

Thank Frog P
Reviewed May 21, 2017

You never seen so many things that are crawling around you in one place. You have seen some around your yard, but you didn't know what else lurks until you come here.

Thank tuckerboysbbq
Reviewed April 6, 2017

This museum is currently CLOSED. Will not reopen until sometime in 2018. This is a private museum run by a pest control company.

1  Thank russells742
Reviewed March 13, 2017

My grandchildren, wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the superb wild life and small critter displays. Plan on an hour visit to really see/read everything. Lots of photo opportunities! Its well done and absolutely educational while being entertaining. You wont regret a visit once they reopen....More

Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Quick and free! Spent time with my 7 year old there. He loved everything! Boys like bones and bugs! There is a small gift shop and a few interactive exhibits.

1  Thank soplaw
Reviewed October 24, 2016

This has been a favorite for families, school groups, and scouts for years, especially since it was free; it had such a large variety of items and the volunteers were so nice; we look forward to the new one, but we will miss this one

Thank GRITSfromAL
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

This has been a go to place for many school and day care trips. It is hands on and kids love it. There is no admission charge. There is a small gift shop where you can but stuffed animals, jewelry, t- shirts, etc. They have...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed July 12, 2016

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.

Thank beth b
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!

Thank James M
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.

Thank msmick57
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Response from Frog P | Reviewed this property |
according to our Pest Control man, they are in the process now of getting things moved over to the new location. he said just last week that end of summer 2018 is looking like a Target date. it is a wonderful Museum. my... More