Our Mission

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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.

Our Mission
The Putnam brings to life a sense of place, time and purpose to ignite human potential and inspire our diverse community to learn about and care for our world and all its people.

Support Our Mission

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Become a Member

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!

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Business Sponsorship

The Putnam works closely with local businesses to bring unique exhibits, films, and special-interest programs to life. Your support allows us to do the important work that we do!

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Community Access Fund

The Community Access Fund ensures that ALL children have access to the Putnam—regardless of their financial status. A donation allows us to reach those not generally be able to enjoy a visit to the museum.

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Legacy Giving

By making a legacy gift, you will help ensure the vitality of the Putnam for generations to come, while often receiving tax benefits and, in some cases, income for life.

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Putnam Power Circle

The Putnam Power Circle is an exclusive community of individuals and organizations who play a pivotal role in fueling our mission and advancing our impact.

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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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