Something Amazing is Inside

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!

The museum features live animals (including bees, snakes, baby alligators, and turtles, and more), a life-like walk-in cave, saltwater aquariums with a Kemps ridley sea turtle, jellyfish, and other ocean life, exhibits with mounted wildlife showcased in a natural habitat scene, exhibits showcasing rocks and minerals, space and our solar system, forests, arctic, deserts, rivers, streams, insects, and more. The museum also offers classrooms for all ages, a family-friendly restaurant, and a retail store.

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Nearby Points of Interest

Big Bob Gibson BBQ

Located approximately 0.22 miles from Cook Museum of Natural Science.

Five generations of pitmasters & over 90 years of barbecuing, they’ve earned 15 World BBQ Championships (Pork, Brisket, Ribs, Chicken) and 5 Memphis in May World BBQ Grand Championships.

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Alabama Jubilee Hot-Air Balloon Classic

Located approximately 2.71 miles from Cook Museum of Natural Science.

Hot-air balloons fill the air over Memorial Day Weekend, flown by pilots from across the U.S.

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A Perfect Day in Decatur

A perfect day in Decatur should definitely begin with a hot cup of coffee and end with a walk in the park.

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The RailYard

Located approximately 1.51 miles from Cook Museum of Natural Science.

The RailYard is Downtown Decatur’s hottest spot for delicious food, craft beer, craft cocktails, and great times.

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