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Group Visits

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021 (updated from July 1, 2021)
We have implemented the following guidelines to help ensure the health, safety, and enjoyment of our staff and visitors.


  • The Museum will be open Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday noon - 5pm. 
  • Advanced ticketing is encouraged. Admission will be based on timed entry. Purchase tickets here. For group visits of over 15 people, contact Christie
  • The safety of our visitors is our top priority. All individuals (age 2 and up), regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear face coverings inside the museum as per the CDC guidelines specific to Scott County and the surrounding area. Complimentary disposable face masks and/or face shields are available at the ticketing counter.


  • Please enter through the V.O. Figge Natural Science Entrance located directly off our parking lot.
  • Please practice social distancing while awaiting admission.
  • No food or drink is allowed inside the exhibit galleries.
  • Credit or debit cards are preferred.
  • Family units are encouraged to stay together.
  • The Putnam encourages social distancing as best you can using the posted exhibit capacities as a guide. If the area you are in gets too crowded, you may choose to move to another area. 
  • Staff will be cleaning exhibit galleries periodically throughout the day.
  • Please wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer, and please stay home if you feel sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, & shortness of breath.
The Putnam has taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our other guests, and our employees. Please follow all posted instructions while visiting the Museum. COVID-19 is a contagious disease with potentially severe consequences. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Putnam Museum and Science Center you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID

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