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Cook's Natural Science Museum

412 13th Street SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5916
+1 256-350-9339
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Lots of exhibits in a little space

Cook's Natural Science Museum maybe on the small size, but makes up for it with tons of exhibits... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2015
BradWiegmann
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Springdale, Arkansas
Excited kids.

My wife and I took our 7 and 5 year old to the museum. It's a very small museum but they had a... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2015
Chris G
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Madison, Alabama
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Over 2,000 species of insects, birds and animals are displayed at this museum.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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412 13th Street SE, Decatur, AL 35601-5916
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

Cook's Natural Science Museum maybe on the small size, but makes up for it with tons of exhibits and even live animals.

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I took our 7 and 5 year old to the museum. It's a very small museum but they had a fantastic time. Really enjoyed getting to see the the examples of different animals and insects up close. They just broke grown on...More

1  Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

Nice little museum for people of all ages. Free to get in, lots of interesting animals to see. Nice restrooms & gift shop. Very friendly staff.

1  Thank Candice B
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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Such a neat little museum, and free to boot. My 6 and 8 year olds loved it, as did I. Info on insects, spiders, shells, minerals, animals and more. The small building packs a lot of exhibits. It only took 45-60 minutes to explore but...More

1  Thank Tricia F
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

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.

1  Thank Clark35601
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

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...More

1  Thank Bo S
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Reviewed 24 June 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...More

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Reviewed 5 May 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...More

2  Thank Travelingfrom865
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Reviewed 16 April 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...More

1  Thank MREA5
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Reviewed 20 March 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!

1  Thank Mria1964
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