Join & Support

We have been inspiring ideas for nearly 150 years and today, we’re better than ever with hands-on fun for the whole family! One visit won’t be enough! By becoming a member, you can experience all that the Putnam has to offer while having access to perks only available to our valuable members.


Individual Membership

Membership for one adult
$40/1 year
$70/2 years

Duo Membership

Membership for 2 adults or
1 adult and 1 child
$60/1 year
$110/2 years


Membership for 2 adults and 3 children
Additional Children $10 each*
$80/1 year
$140/2 years


Membership for 2 adults and 3 children
Additional children $10 each*
$125/1 year
$225/2 years

Smithsonian Benefits

Smithsonian Museum Membership
In addition to Putnam Membership price
$15/1 year
This option is not available online.

QC FunBundle

Niabi Zoo, Putnam Museum and Science Center, QC Botanical Center
with option to add Quad Cities River Bandits for 2 adults and 4 children

$174/ year
$223/year with QC River Bandits


Membership includes:

  • FREE admission to our museum and science center
  • Discounts to our featured exhibits, GIANT screen films, programs and events
  • Pre-seating to all GIANT screen films
  • Invitations to exclusive events such as 3D documentary openings on our GIANT Screen and openings of our latest featured exhibits
  • Access to the most up-to-date Putnam news with our member newsletter and e-blasts
  • 10% off all Snack Stop and Museum Store purchases
  • FREE admission to over 290 Museums and Science Centers throughout the country through the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). Click here to see the list of participating sites!
For all questions pertaining to membership, please contact our Membership Specialist Meia Teague at, or by calling (563) 336-7302.

*Please note that it is $10 per additional child/caregiver per year when purchasing a 2 year membership. 

Membership Details

Individual Membership
Duo Membership
Family/Grandparent Membership
Moviegoers Membership
QC Funbundle Membership
Smithsonian Benefits
Special Offers
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