At the Cook Museum of Natural Science, you will experience nature close-up through interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. From an immersive cave experience to a 15,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, your entire family will be engaged. Get ready to be amazed, excited, and inspired!
We have a large variety of live animals including many different species of saltwater fish such as tangs, butterfly fish, angel fish, schooling fish, and more, live coral and moon jellyfish, and numerous species of freshwater turtles and fish. Our terrariums house Gopher snakes, the American bullfrog, the American alligator, and more, and our Wonderful World of Insects exhibit is home to various kinds of terrestrial and aquatic insects.
We have a number of interesting and educational exhibits that are sure to delight your senses and give you a closer look at some of the amazing creatures and environments in nature. Many of our exhibits include interactive activities, such as a meteorite from outer space, digital seashell generator, kinetic sand table, and a tree with a rope bridge to climb.
Our three classrooms are Maker Space, Adventure Lab, and Salamander Room, and they are reserved for unique museum programs, field trips, and parties. Engage learners of all ages in an interactive and compelling way, and make your next field trip or group trip memorable, educational, and fun.
Seating up to 480 people, Monarch Hall can accommodate all kinds of group events, both business and social, day and night. Featuring direct access to a 1600 square foot patio, a 25-foot screen, and more, your event at the Cook Museum will be one to remember.
You've made marvelous memories at the museum. Now, take home a reminder of the fun, intriguing, amazing things you saw and did! Proceeds from your purchase at the Museum Store will support our exhibits and educational efforts. Members receive a 10% discount on all purchases from the store.
Nature’s Table serves up fresh, tasty food for the customer on the go. Located inside of the Cook Museum, Nature’s Table is open to the general public without an admission ticket. Enjoy healthy wraps, sandwiches, salads, protein bowls, smoothies, coffee, and more, all made to order with the freshest ingredients. From a quick bite on-the-go to box lunches for groups, Nature’s Table will definitely hit the spot!