Putnam Explorers and Explorers Jr.

Examine - Investigate - create - invent

Join us for a new season of Putnam Explorers and Putnam Explorers Jr.!

Fall Season is September through December. Classes meet the first weekend of the month, Putnam Explorers Jr (Pre-K - 1 Grade) on Saturdays from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and Putnam Explorers (Grades 2 - 5) on Saturdays from 9:30 - 11:30 AM.

Pre-registration is required for all programs as there are a limited number of reservations available. Scholarship resources may also be available. Questions? Contact Alice Loff, Group Sales Coordinator at 563.336.7296 or email aloff@putnam.org

Click here to register online for the Spring season!

For individual classes, please fill out an Explorers Form or Explorers Jr Form and return along with payment at our Ticketing counter. To register via phone, please call (563)324-1933.

2017 Spring SEASON


Under Construction

Explorers Jr: Saturday, January 7
Explorers: Saturday, January 7

This site is under construction while we build lots of fun things and learn about what it means to be an engineer!


Explorers Jr: Saturday, February 4
Explorers: Saturday, February 4

Learn all about microbes, the good, the bad, and the ugly! Just how big a part of our lives are microbes? Come and see!

The Beetles... With two "e's"

Explorers Jr: Saturday, March 4
Explorers: Saturday, March 4

We're not talking about the band; these beetles make a different kind of music! Come learn all about these creepy crawlies and how they help the enviornment!


Explorers Jr: Saturday, April 1
Explorers: Saturday, April 1

Did you see that?! Was it real?! Learn all about the science of illusions and how to create your own!

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