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.
Quad Cities Museum Week
June 13-21, 2015! Twenty museums from across the Quad Cities region will come together for the first ever Quad Cities Museum Week!
Putnam Pro Series
NEW! The Putnam Pro Afterschool Series is six weeks
of exciting, hands-on learning that invites students to dive deep...
Aerosmith Rocks Donington 3D
Over their 40+ year career, Aerosmith has earned the title of “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band...
World Adventure Series
Visit far, far away lands from the comfort of our National Georgaphic GIANT screen theater!
Discover all there is to see and do! Experience hands-on fun for everyone in our hands-on Science Center.
Explorers and Explorers Jr.
Kids can examine, investigate, create and invent in our weekend workshops! For all ages Pre-K through 1st grade and 2nd through 6th grade. Next up...
Behold! Alien Worlds & Androids
Discover a world where science fiction meets science fact.
Journey to Space
What's it like on Mars? Discover a world where science fiction meets science fact.