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Visitor Information

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday: 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday: 9 am – 5 pm    
Wednesday: 9 am – 5 pm    
Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm    
Friday: 9 am – 5 pm    
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm    
Sunday: Noon – 5 pm

The Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day
& Christmas Day.

The Museum will be open on New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day.

TICKET PRICES*

Adult
Age 15+
$20
Child
Age 3 to 14
$15
Infant
2 & Under
FREE
Senior
Age 65+
$17
Military
With military ID
$17
Groups
15 or more
$17 for Adult
$13 for Child

*Prices do not include tax.

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WHERE TO FIND US

WHERE TO PARK

Primary parking:
133 4th Ave NE (adjacent to the Museum)

Secondary parking #1:
429 Holly St NE

Secondary parking #2:
431 Holly St NE

Secondary parking #3:
510 Cherry St NE

MUSEUM MAP

ACCESSIBILITY & RESOURCES

The Cook Museum is committed to making the Exhibits, interactives, activities, and general areas as inclusive and accessible as possible for all visitors so they can explore in a safe environment. Click one of the headings below to learn more.

The Baby Care room is a dedicated space with a closable door where caregivers can tend to the needs to their baby or toddler. It can also be used as a quiet room for those who need a peaceful place to take a break.
  • The Family Restroom is available in the First Floor Lobby.
  • All restrooms have diaper change stations.
The elevator used to access the Second Floor is located in the Lobby and a chairlift is available in Curiosity Cabin to access the Birds Exhibit and the Overlook Walkway.
  • The rope bridge in Forests is the only part of the Exhibits that is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The Cook Museum has courtesy wheelchairs that may be borrowed on a first-come, first-served basis free of charge for use within the building. The wheelchairs, which are all manually operated, may not be taken outside of the Museum. They can be requested at the Guest Services Desk.
Trained service animals are allowed in the public areas of the Cook Museum. Guest’s animals and pets are not allowed on, or inside, the Cook Museum property.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

In the Cook Museum of Natural Science, you’ll be able to experience nature up-close through interactive Exhibits and hands-on activities that will keep the entire family engaged! You’ll leave amazed, excited, and inspired by the natural world.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Immersive cave experience
  • Live animals, including: baby alligators, turtles, snakes, insects, jellyfish, fresh and saltwater fish, and more
  • 15,000-gallon saltwater aquarium
  • Forests Exhibit gallery with a tree you can climb up through the inside of and a rope bridge you can cross to a squirrel’s nest high up in a tree
  • Hands-on interactive activities including a kinetic sand table, a digital seashell generator, and a meteorite from outer space

...and much, much more!

Click here to see our Exhibits.

We are looking for volunteers! Visit our volunteer page to see all available positions. When you see an opportunity you’re interested in, click the “Proceed to Application” link at the bottom of the page. Thanks for your interest and support!

To donate to the Cook Museum, please visit our Donate page.

To help share the amazing life around us, we seek to provide the public with a rich and diverse resource of natural science specimens that encourage discussion, teaching, and curiosity.

If you would like for us to consider an item you own for donation, please visit our Collections page to learn more about that process!

To see our current openings and apply, go to our careers page. We will review applications and respond to qualified applicants. Please no solicitations, as we will not accept resumes in-person.

Here’s a list of things to do before or after your visit to the Cook Museum.