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Field Trips

The Cook Museum of Natural Science offers interactive, hands-on education about the observable natural world. School groups can enjoy a deep dive into animals of the Arctic Desert, climb to the top of “Big Tree”, explore our life-like cave, and more! Students will learn about nature and animals in a way that will spark their love of learning for years to come. 

Our museum field trips are catered for groups of all ages, including pre-K, elementary school, middle school, and high school students. We welcome all types of school groups, including home school students.  


Field trip ticket pricing begins at a minimum of 15 tickets purchased. 

Ask us about our teacher and chaperone tickets! 

Educational Programming 

See below 

Student Ticket 


Required Chaperone/Teacher per every 10 students 



Adult Ticket (with school group) 


Child Ticket (with school group) 


Student Boxed Lunch 


Adult Boxed Lunch 


LUNCH: We offer lunch box options for both students and teachers provided by our own Nature’s Table Café. Bringing in sack lunches? No problem! Continue the fun by having lunch in one of our designated areas around the museum.

EDUCATION: The Cook Museum of Natural Science has developed an education department to teach children and adults alike about the wonder of nature. Our mission is to have visitors see that “life is amazing.” By creating and implementing a curriculum that contains life, earth, and physical science, we hope to enhance and encourage scientific learning in our community. 

Educational Programs are available as standalone options or may be purchased in combination with your museum ticket. The price of education is in addition to your museum ticket. All programs are set at a price per class. Classes range from 25-30 students depending on age. 

To see a list of our current education programs and pricing, click here.

Classroom Descriptions 

The Salamander Classroom is designed for early childhood education. Younger students will study shapes, patterns, and colors in nature using 4 of their senses. This classroom has live animals that kids will be able to interact with and learn about! 

Maker Space is designed to help upper elementary and middle school students use the concept of biomimicry: using science and STEAM concepts to creatively solve a problem. 

The Adventure Lab is designed for middle and high school aged students to get a full hands on experience with more in-depth science topics like anatomy and chemistry by performing experiments.  

If you have any questions about our education programs, please contact our Education Manager Jennifer Densmore at 

Ready to book your field trip? Please contact our Group Sales Coordinator Sydney Taylor at (256) 898-6312 or with any questions or to book your field trip to the Cook Museum.