Elements are Everywhere!

Discover the Period Table in a quirky new exhibit — featuring Chemistry demonstrations on Saturdays!

Make memories that will last!

Enjoy 25% off select memberships through December!

Last chance to get tickets!

Tickets are selling fast for Polar Express PJ Parties, Dec. 12-15!

Back From The Brink 3D is now playing!

Three species are saved from extinction in the newest GIANT Screen movie!

Start a chain reaction!

Discover the traveling exhibit, Rube Goldberg™, The World of Hilarious Invention!


To best accommodate our Polar Express Pajama Party visitors and make their experience truly memorable, the museum and science center will close to the public early on Thursday through Saturday and remain closed on Sunday. See Museum Hours

• Thursday, Dec. 12 – Closing at 3 p.m.
• Friday, Dec. 13 – Closing at 1 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 14 – Closing at 1 p.m.
• Sunday, Dec. 15 – Closed all day

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.

  • Celebrate 50 years since the Lunar Landing!

    Experience the Apollo 11 mission through found footage with the newest GIANT Screen movie! LEARN MORE
  • Polar Express Pajama Parties return Dec. 12-15!

    Tickets are selling fast for the holiday tradition for QC families! LEARN MORE
  • Your best friends are real-life superheroes!

    Discover Superpower Dogs 3D on the GIANT Screen! LEARN MORE
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