Putnam Education: The Elements of Lifelong Learning, featuring a Putnam Educator showing a group of children a small turtle in her hand.

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.

The Elements of Lifelong Learning!

The Putnam Museum takes pride in its education department and the diverse range of learning opportunities it provides to visitors. From interactive exhibits to hands-on workshops and programs, the education department offers a unique educational experience for all ages.

The department also collaborates with local schools to provide curriculum-based programs and field trips. Whether you’re a student, teacher, or just curious about the world around you, the Putnam Museum’s education department has something for everyone.

Explore Our Educational Programs

History on Tap Lecture Series, featuring two adult women interacting and laughing at an event in the Grand Lobby at the Putnam museum.

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?

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Pathways afterschool educational program. Featuring young multi-culturing children creating figurines with crafting materials in the Fab Lab.


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

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Summer camps at the Putnam. Multi-cultural young girls showing off astronaut craft from the When I Grow up camp.

Summer Camps

We offer a diverse selection of fun and engaging full day, and half day summer camps for kids from kindergarten through sixth grade.

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Plan Your Next Field Trip With Us!

The Putnam Museum offers a unique and engaging learning experience for students of all ages. Our exhibits cover a wide range of topics, including history, science, and culture. In addition to our permanent exhibits, we also feature special exhibits throughout the year that are sure to capture the attention of your students.

Our museum is equipped with interactive displays, hands-on activities, and multimedia presentations that make learning fun and exciting. Our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to answer questions and provide additional information about the exhibits. We offer special group rates for schools and organizations, and we can also customize your visit to fit your specific educational goals and objectives.

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