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Cook's Natural Science Museum

412 13th Street SouthEast

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Cook’s Natural Science museum provides extensive collections of beautiful and exotic insects, mounted birds and animals, rocks and minerals, seashells and coral. Protected and endangered species are included in the museum’s vast collection and many animals are displayed in their natural habitats. Wildlife common to the Tennessee Valley is featured in one display with over 50 species insects, animals, and water life from the regions.Our professional staff can extend your visit with interesting natural history films.In addition, an assortment of natural science gifts is available for purchase from our gift counter.

Cook’s Natural Science Museum offers an educational experience for individuals, schools, church groups and other organizations free of charge.Enjoy an educational and entertaining trip to one of North Alabama’s most inspiring attractions. Our talking exhibits and life displays will impress you and displaying more than 2,000 artifacts, Cook's Natural Science Museum educates visitors about the wildlife common to the Tennessee Valley through interactive, hands-on exhibits. Exotic insects as well as many protected and endangered species are displayed in the museum, often in replicas of their natural habitats


Amanda B

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Informative without being boring as hell.

Kami Drake

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
Beautiful building and hard-working dedicated staff.

holly steele

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
It was closed even though the website said open

Matthew Skillman

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
My dad worked for Cooks so I got to see the museum a lot. Once I lived here it was a fun time to go visit.

jonathan pojanowski

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014
Very diverse collection of insects animals minerals and fossils. Laid out very well. My wife and I were traveling through the area and found it on Google as a thing to do. We are very glad we paid it a visit!! And its free!! Does it get any better??

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