Whether you’re 2 or 92, there’s always something new to discover at the Putnam!
The Putnam is a place where people connect with history and ideas by doing, making and experiencing. Our classes and special events are a great complement to our hands-on exhibit galleries. There is always something new to discover and something for everyone at the Putnam.
Discover all there is to see and do! Experience hands-on fun for everyone in our hands-on Science Center.
Quad Cities Museum Week
June 13-21, 2015! Twenty museums from across the Quad Cities region will come together for the first ever Quad Cities Museum Week!
Journey to Space
What's it like on Mars? Discover a world where science fiction meets science fact.
Putnam Pro Series
NEW! The Putnam Pro Afterschool Series is six weeks
of exciting, hands-on learning that invites students to dive deep...
Explorers and Explorers Jr.
Kids can examine, investigate, create and invent in our weekend workshops! For all ages Pre-K through 1st grade and 2nd through 6th grade. Next up...
World Adventure Series
Visit far, far away lands from the comfort of our National Georgaphic GIANT screen theater!