September Community Classes

When: September 11, 15 (full), 17, and 29, 2020
from 10 – 11:30 am
Cost: $12 (+ tax) per participant

Limited spots available. Adults who would like to participate in the class are able to register and pay the $12 fee for their own slot if available. Admission to the Exhibits is not included. There are two ways to register: in person at the Guest Services desk in the Museum lobby or contact the Group Sales department during regular weekday business hours at groups@cookmuseum.org or (256) 898-6312.

Identical class topics offered on all September Community Class dates.

September Class Topics:

Weather Watchers

Grade Levels: K – 4th
Maximum: 10 participants

Weather events such as clouds, lightning, and tornadoes can be so astounding that we sometimes forget that it isn’t magic – it is SCIENCE! With Weather Watchers, participants step into the shoes of meteorologists and learn the secrets behind the formation of local weather events. Interactive demonstrations allow the participants to watch the development of clouds, lightning, and tornadoes in the classroom. Participants will work together to create their own weather station equipped with a barometer, anemometer, and a weather vane. Together, they will explore why these local weather events are so important to native animals and plants. Then participants will collect data and become citizen scientists.

All About Squid

Grade Levels: 5th – 12th
Maximum: 15 participants

Investigate the amazing body structure of these squishy cephalopods! In this interactive class, participants will dissect a squid and study how their unique design allows them to catch food, evade predators, and thrive in oceans all around the globe.


Sep 17 2020


10:00 am - 11:30 am


$12 (+ tax) per participant