Featured Exhibit: Alien Worlds & Androids

BEHOLD! Where science fiction meets science fact!

Journey to Space 3D movie

Strap in for the next giant leap for mankind – Mars and beyond!

Deepsea Challenge 3D movie

Journey to the deepest part of the ocean with James Cameron.

Hands-on Science Center

Interact with a robot. Launch rockets. Discover much more!

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.
  • 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!
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  • Putnam Pro Series

    NEW! The Putnam Pro Afterschool Series is six weeks of exciting, hands-on learning that invites students to dive deep... LEARN MORE
  • Aerosmith Rocks Donington 3D

    Over their 40+ year career, Aerosmith has earned the title of “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band... LEARN MORE

  • World Adventure Series

    Visit far, far away lands from the comfort of our National Georgaphic GIANT screen theater! LEARN MORE
  • Science Center

    Discover all there is to see and do! Experience hands-on fun for everyone in our hands-on Science Center. LEARN MORE
  • 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... LEARN MORE
  • Behold! Alien Worlds & Androids

    Discover a world where science fiction meets science fact. LEARN MORE
  • Journey to Space

    What's it like on Mars? Discover a world where science fiction meets science fact. LEARN MORE
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