Cook Museum of Natural Science

Soon to be one of our region's premier cultural destinations

The Cook Family is partnering with corporate and community leaders from across the region to develop the Cook Museum of Natural Science in downtown Decatur. The museum will help spur students’ interest in careers in S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.


The museum will be a showcase for the biodiversity across the entire Tennessee River Valley region.

Educational Programs

Events and programs will support Alabama’s state science requirements for visiting students of all ages.

S.T.E.A.M. Careers

The museum will promote college readiness for careers in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.