Group Visits

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

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Self-Guided Visit to the Exhibits:

Group rate pricing begins at a minimum of 15 tickets purchased as one transaction.

  • Group Rate Adult Exhibits Ticket (Ages 15 & older) – $17 (+ tax)
  • Group Rate Child Exhibits Ticket (Ages 3 – 14) – $13 (+ tax)
  • Infant tickets for Ages 2 & Under are required. Infant tickets are FREE & do not count toward the 15 minimum purchased tickets

For a group consisting of fewer than 15 (adults and children combined), general admission pricing applies. 

Education Classes:

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  • Education Class Cost: $14 (+ tax) per participant 
  • Education classes are available as stand-alone options or may be purchased in combination with an Exhibits ticket. The price of a class is separate from the ticket to the Exhibits. 
  • Groups wanting education classes must book and confirm class choice 6 weeks in advance. 
  • Classes require a minimum of 15 participants. 
  • Classroom maximums vary depending on the class topic and age-level, but is typically set at 25 or fewer students per classroom.
  • For groups larger than 25, multiple sessions of the same class will be offered.


Box Lunch options are available for both children and adults when ordered in advance. Bringing in sack lunches? No problem! Either way a designated area to eat lunch may be reserved when you book your group reservation.

Ready to book your group visit? 

Please contact Group Sales at (256) 898-6312 or fieldtrips@cookmuseum.org with any questions or to book your group visit to the Cook Museum.

Scout Resources:

Patches & Pins Available from the Museum Store:

Can be purchased onsite or by advance order.

  • Cook Museum Logo Patch – $5 (+ tax) 
  • Maker Space Patch – $2.50 (+ tax) 
  • Adventure Lab Patch – $2.50 (+ tax) 
  • Salamander Room Patch – $2.50 (+ tax)
  • Lapel Pins – $5 (+ tax)