Please note!

Due to a waterline break, the GIANT Screen Theater & Snack Stop are closed until further notice. The rest of the museum is open our normal hours. We appreciate your understanding!

Health and Safety Update

Per CDC guidance, we have updated our policies as of August 4, 2021.

Register for Explorers!

VERY limited spaces remaining!

Plan your visit!

Discover the meanings of colors to people of different cultures!

Faces of the Past

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

You belong here! ¡tu perteneces aquĆ­!

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.

  • Enter for a chance to win a FREE FunBundle!

    Take 25% off your family's pass to the Putnam, Niabi Zoo and QC Botanical Center and perks on FunBundle Friday, November 5! LEARN MORE
  • Register for Explorers!

    Explorers monthly workshops are packed with learning and fun. Afternoon sessions now available! Register today!  LEARN MORE
  • Now Hiring!

    Interested in working at the Putnam? View our employment opportunities here!  LEARN MORE
  • Birds and You

    Fly in to see this Putnam-exclusive exhibit! LEARN MORE
  • Discover something new!

    Explore the science behind sound, light, design and more with hands-on interactives in the Science Center! 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
  • 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
  • Be a part of our Contemporary History project!

    We are living history right now! Help us document it. ... LEARN MORE
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