Cook Museum of Natural Science

North Alabama's Newest Museum! 

The Cook Museum of Natural Science is a state-of-the-art natural science museum in downtown Decatur, AL. It provides a hands-on, immersive experience where kids can explore, interact with, and learn about nature. Families leave the Cook Museum feeling fulfilled by their time together and inspired by the things they saw and learned. It truly is one amazing experience for families and children of all ages!

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!

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Latitude: 34.605101 Longitude: -86.983356 Elevation: 576 ft
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Angie Pierce

Seasons Open


Hours Open

Monday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.


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

How to Get There

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

Secondary parking #1:
431 Holly St NE

Secondary parking #2:
510 Cherry St NE

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