Cook Museum of Natural Science in Downtown Decatur, Alabama

The Region’s Newest Premier Cultural Destination

The Cook Family partnered with corporate and community leaders from across the region to bring life to the new Cook Museum of Natural Science in downtown Decatur. The museum is helping spur students’ interest in careers in S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics, with hands-on, interactive, and educational exhibits.


The museum showcases the biodiversity across the entire Tennessee River Valley region.

Educational Programs

Events and programs held at the museum support Alabama’s state science requirements for visiting students of all ages.

S.T.E.A.M. Careers

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