Cook Museum Nominated for USA Today Best New Museum Award
Cook Museum has once again been nominated by USA Today as one of the Best New Museums, and we need your vote to win!
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FUN. EDUCATIONAL. MEMORABLE.
The Cook Museum of Natural Science is a state-of-the-art natural science museum in downtown Decatur, AL. It provides a hands-on, immersive experience where kids can explore, interact with, and learn about nature. Families leave the Cook Museum feeling fulfilled by their time together and inspired by the things they saw and learned.See What's Inside
This museum is a hidden DIAMOND in Northern Alabama. I am amazed at the quality of their exhibits (I personally find that their cave system exhibit, while smaller, is better than Mammoth Cave’s exhibit) and the cleanliness of the entire museum. I can’t believe I’ve been living 5 minutes away and had no idea how great this is. Everyone was absolutely amazingly nice and hospitable and makes me want to come back!
Love this place! The workers are extremely knowledgeable, and the activities are amazing! I really loved the microscope wands. The insect exhibit was my favorite! My 6 year old had so much fun.
I didn’t expect to find a science museum of this quality in Alabama, let alone Decatur, but there it is. The tour path and exhibits are well designed and laid out. In every room, there are displays for all ages. In the hours that I spent there, I didn’t see a bored kid or adult. That’s impressive. And when you get hungry, there’s a great cafe on site. It’s worth eating at even if you don’t go to the museum.