Member Night Thursday, May 9th from 6 - 9 pm at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, IA.


Learn How and Why Things Work

Weather Center

Make Some Weather! Step into the gallery and be transported into the fascinating realm of meteorology. From learning about different…

Dino Dig

Are you ready to unleash your inner paleontologist? Look no further than our outdoor dino dig park at the Putnam Museum!

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Explore The World Around You

The Greater Kudu

The Greater Kudu, also known as the Grey Ghost due to its elusive nature, is a large antelope found in Eastern and Southern Africa. See it now in the Hall of Mammals.

Our Stories and World Cultures

Quad City Innovators

Quad City Innovators, our new exhibit, will share the incredible stories of these innovators, inventors, and trailblazers through hands-on interactives and fun learning experiences.

Magic Mirror

Step Into a New Discovery For over 100 years the Putnam has had a magic mirror sitting in collections and…

The Elements of Lifelong Learning


Pathways is designed to help ESL families enhance their school experience by providing them with the necessary resources and support.

History On Tap

Are you tired of the same old lectures in stuffy lecture halls? Do you crave a more engaging and refreshing approach to learning?