The Discovery of King Tut

Journey through time to the mysterious world of Ancient Egypt

National Parks Adventure 3D

Discover the wild places that belong to us all.

Engineering Kids Camp

Don’t miss this opportunity to create and learn side by side ISU college students and Professional Engineers.

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.
  • 2016 Summer Camps

    Spend the summer discovering, inventing and engaging in amazing experiences at the Putnam Museum. Now on sale! LEARN MORE
  • Paper Tigers FREE community event

    Paper Tigers looks at the effects of trauma on the youth and how one community transformed its culture to respond. LEARN MORE
  • Quad Cities Museum Week

    Discover the Mysteries, go on scavenger hunts and meet Travel Channel's host of Mysteries at the Musem ... LEARN MORE
  • Science Center

    Discover all there is to see and do! Experience hands-on fun for everyone in our interactive Science Center. LEARN MORE
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