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Cook Museum of Natural Science

Museum in Decatur

The Cook Museum of Natural Science is currently under construction in downtown Decatur. The new 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility will serve the people of North Alabama and the Southeast as a legitimate educational destination as well as a premier tourism attraction. The Museum will be an interactive immersion into North American Biomes, from deserts to oceans, to arctic tundra to hardwood forests. Each exhibit will be a part of a narrative explaining how the natural world works. Key features of the new Museum will include: Educational programs, live animals & aquariums, mounted wildlife from across North America, collections of rocks minerals, fossils, shells & coral, native plant landscaping, café with outdoor patio, three classrooms, theater, and museum store. The projected opening is spring 2019.

Wheelchair Accessible

For more information visit:

Cook Museum of Natural Science
133 4th Avenue Northeast
Decatur, AL 35601
Hours of Operation
  • Currently under construction in new location. Will open in late 2017.
  • Not provided
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