Keep learning this summer!

Putnam Summer Camps are fun and educational for K-5 grade! Sessions are filling up so register today!

Welcome!

Reservations encouraged. Face Coverings Required. Theater temporarily closed. Science Center Open Sat-Sun!

Play: The Story of Toys

From ancient times to today, children have played with toys! Explore the role of toys and play in society through this Putnam-original exhibit!

Sunday Hours

Starting May 2, the Museum will be open Wed-Sat 10am-5pm and Sunday noon-5pm.

Faces of the Past

Explore portraiture from around the world and across time in this new exhibit!

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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 complement our hands-on exhibit galleries. There is always something new to discover and something for everyone at the Putnam.

  • Treat your mom to a day she won't forget!

    All mothers get FREE admission to the Putnam on Mother's Day thanks to Quad City Bank & Trust! LEARN MORE
  • Military Appreciation Week is May 9-15!

    The Putnam is joining the City of Davenport in celebrating Military Appreciation Week from May 9-15.  We will be offering free general... LEARN MORE
  • Birds and You

    Fly in to see this Putnam-exclusive exhibit! LEARN MORE
  • The Putnam is part of Museums for All!

    The Putnam is a member of Museums for All, a nation-wide signature program of the Institute of Museum and... LEARN MORE
  • Learning starts at home!

    Discover fun science experiments and activities from our Education Department to make learning fun! LEARN MORE
  • Discover the weird and wonderful periodic table!

    Find out how elements shape our world with a Putnam original, hands-on exhibit! LEARN MORE
  • Be a part of our Contemporary History project!

    We are living history right now! Help us document it. ... LEARN MORE
  • Discover something new!

    Explore the science behind sound, light, design and more with hands-on interactives in the Science Center! LEARN MORE
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