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Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

Mon – Sat: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

Membership Has It's Rewards

We have been inspiring ideas for 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 and you’ll help bring to life our mission for the entire community!


  • 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 or discounted admission to over 290 museums and science centers across the U.S. with your Putnam Membership through the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program. Click here to see the list of participating sites!

For questions pertaining to membership, please contact Nancy Calzada at


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

Moviegoers Membership

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

Smithsonian Benefits

Smithsonian Museum Membership In addition to Putnam Membership price.
Purchase by calling Nancy Calzada at 563-336-7285

QC FunBundle

Niabi Zoo, Putnam Museum and Science Center, QC Botanical Center with the option to add BONUS educational perks for 2 adults and 4 children
$223/year with exclusive perks!



You can split your membership payment up over the period of 12 months. A family membership to the Putnam is only $6.67 month! That’s $6.67/month for unlimited access to our general admission exhibits, discounts to blockbuster exhibits, discounts on tickets to the Giant Screen Theater and more! At this time monthly and quarterly payment options are only available for Family/Grandparent and Moviegoer memberships. To purchase monthly and quarterly options, contact Nancy Calzada at 563-336-7285 or


Membership for 2 adults and 3 children.
$6.67** per month
For monthly and quarterly options, contact Nancy Calzada at 563-336-7285 or


Membership for 2 adults and 3 children.
$10.42 per month
For monthly and quarterly options, contact Nancy Calzada at 563-336-7285 or


Your Putnam Membership has gone paperless! We no longer issue paper passes to members for their exhibit and movie membership perks. Instead, all passes will be in the form of e-passes and will be issued to their member profile.

When you visit the Putnam, simply tell the ticketing staff that you would like to use your passes, and our staff will have access to them electronically. Any current paper passes you have will still be accepted, but moving forward when you renew your membership, you will be given digital passes.


Seniors, military, teachers, and college students are eligible for 10% off their Duo, Family, Moviegoers and Individual memberships. To redeem one of these discounts on your initial membership or its renewal, contact Nancy Calzada at 563-336-7285 or

*Please note that it is $10 per additional child/caregiver per year when purchasing a 2 year membership.
**Additional payment options available for adding additional children and caregivers.
***Some items excluded and some restrictions apply. Call 563-324-1933 to learn more. For up-to-date information about programs and events, please check our Facebook page and website.

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