Dive into the unknown!

Discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth with the new GIANT Screen experience, "Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D," now playing!

The Great Collectors & YOU is open NOW!

Discover something new about items in YOUR collection with this exhibit!

Experience More!

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.

  • The annual monarch workshop returns!

    Give back to struggling pollinators on Aug. 25! Enjoy crafts, activities, a movie — and even take home a caterpillar of your very own!  LEARN MORE
  • Go "Back to the Jurassic" with the area's first AR experience!

    Touch the untouchable: Interact with dinosaurs in real time! LEARN MORE
  • Escape the heat in the Science Center!

    Explore the science behind sound, light, design and more with the over 10,000-square-foot, hands-on Science Center! LEARN MORE
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