Science Center Exhibits

Science Center at the Putnam, featuring a collage of muti-cultural children and adults interacting with the cloud maker, stop motion studio and pully chair interactives.

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.

Head to the Science Center for Hands-On Fun

The Putnam Museum’s Science Center offers an inspiring, hands-on experience for everyone. Visitors can play a laser harp, create a cloud, and discover the power of wind…all at the Putnam! 

The Putnam Science Center is part of the museum’s focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and supports national and statewide efforts to increase STEM skills through a variety of hands-on stations.

Visitors of all ages will not only learn concepts and make connections to STEM careers, but will have fun exploring together!

Our Science Center Exhibits

Muti-cultural children in brightly colored shirts digging for replica dinosaur fossils, with brushes in the outdoor Dino Dig area at the Putnam Museum.

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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Teenage boy in red shirt interacting with Ferrofluid science interactive in the Science Center at the Putnam Museum.

Evolution of Science

Have a First-Hand Technology Experience Yourself Our Evolution of Science Gallery at Putnam Museum & Science Center showcases a wide variety of science interactives that…

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Weather gallery in the Science Center at the Putnam, featuring scarf fountain with many tubes, tornado machine and cloud maker.

Weather Center

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

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Please Note:

The Dino Dig is open when weather permits.

Please Note: The Museum & Science Center will be closed for maintenance, cleaning, and updates January 8 -12.

We will resume normal hours on Saturday (1/13). Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support!

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