Hall of Mammals

Hall of Mammals exhibit. A family of polar bears in an arctic diorama with icebergs and an arctic fox.

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.

Explore the World of Mammals

From the familiar cottontail rabbit that you might see in your backyard to the polar bears who roam the Arctic Circle, mammals—large and small—are everywhere! In this exhibit, you’ll travel from an arctic glacier to an African waterhole…and check out who’s come for a drink along the way! Not only will you see these animals in their natural habitats, you’ll hear them, too.

Visit the Putnam where you’ll travel from your backyard to the dusty plains of Africa to the ice-covered waters of the Arctic, all in just a few steps.

Take A Virtual Tour

Join Curator of Natural Science Christine Chandler and take a virtual tour of our Hall of Mammals. Learn more about one animal displayed in this exhibit, the Kodiak Bear, and learning programs including experiments and activities offered by the museum:

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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