Two places were new to us during our recent Pearson Cousins Camp. One is a fabulous new attraction in Decatur, AL. and the other is a fun eatery in Huntsville. Both received rave reviews from our grandchildren and are highly recommended by me.
Cook Museum of Natural Science opened to the public on June 7, 2019, after a long, but well-worth-it period of planning and construction. Cook Pest Control and its owners provided the major impetus and inspiration for the museum with other corporations and organizations making significant contributions, as well.
The facility and grounds are stunning, and the exhibits are done with excellence and careful instruction in mind. I was especially impressed with the well-trained, friendly staff. Steve and I hope to return soon to study each exhibit in more depth, to browse through the gift shop and to sample some goodies in the cafe. Cook Museum opens Monday through Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and at noon on Sunday. Here are some photos from our visit:
I was looking for a kid-friendly place to have lunch after our time at the Alabama Space and Rocket Center on Monday morning, and voila! A real hit popped up.
Supper Heroes, on Winchester Road, is about a 15-minute drive from the Space Center, and their kids’ menu has a grandparent-friendly price. Woohoo! The walls are covered in paintings and comic book covers with Super Heroes as the theme.
Burgers are the specialty, and I can attest that they are wonderful. Steve opted for the chicken salad and liked it, too. At the end of the week, when we were talking about our favorite meals of Cousins Camp, Supper Heroes was mentioned by everyone.
It is open Monday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:30 to 2:30.
Whether you’re a grandparent or just a “kid at heart,” I believe you’ll like both of these places — one for amazement and education, the other for good food at a great price.