Coming in 2015 to Downtown Decatur, AL

Artist rendering of the Cook Museum of Natural Science

Museum Plans Unveiled

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The Cook Museum of Natural Science has the mission to engage, excite and educate visitors of all ages about the natural, created world around us. Downtown Decatur, Alabama, will be home to the 35,000-square-foot museum. It will include interactive, hands-on and experiential exhibits to engage our visitors in learning just how fascinating life and our Earth really are.

Visually, the exhibits will draw visitors in and through different ecosystems and nature systems, including live animal aquarium displays, saltwater aquariums, and underground explorer’s cave. An experiential walk-through environment will be highlighted in the Tennessee Valley and Fresh Waters area while the Southeastern U.S. hardwood forest exhibit will encourage kids to climb, slide and explore to discover wildlife.

The board of directors for the Cook Museum of Natural Science is developing opportunities for businesses, foundations and individuals to financially contribute to and support the new non-profit museum. Completion is slated for late 2015.

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