Plan Your Visit

Exterior of Putnam Museum featuring iconic exclamation point statue and sign. Modern industrial architecture of the Grand Lobby with American flag flying against a cloudless blue sky.

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.

Discover Something New at the Putnam Museum and Science Center!

The Putnam is a place where people connect with history and ideas by doing, making, and experiencing. Our classes and special events complement our hands-on exhibit galleries. There is always something new to discover and something for everyone at the Putnam!

Our Location

The Putnam Museum and Science Center can be found at the intersection of 12th and Division Streets in Davenport, Iowa.

1717 West 12th Street
Davenport, Iowa 52804

Museum Hours

  • Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.

Museum Store Hours

  • Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.

Snack Stop Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  
  • Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Holidays & Closings

The Putnam will be closed on the following days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Annual Maintenance/Training (one week in January TBA)
  • Easter Sunday
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Christmas Eve (close at 2 p.m.) 

*In the event of an unexpected closing, please check our homepage and social media for updated information.

Admission Prices

General Admission

Adults: $12 
($4 off seniors over 60 and military with ID. $2 off college student with ID)
Youth (3–18 yrs) : $10 
Youth (2 and under): FREE
Households with EBT card and ID: $1 through Museums for All
Members: FREE

GIANT Screen Theater

Add a movie to your General Admission for only $5!

Adult: $9  
($1 off seniors over 60 and college students or military with ID)
Youth (3–18 yrs): $8
Youth (2 and under): FREE
Members: $1 off film ticket price

Our Facility Map

Click on the image below to download a printable PDF of our Facility Map (Sensory Friendly) or stop by our information desk to receive a printed version!

Click here to download the Facility Map in Spanish or stop by our ticketing desk to receive a printed version.

Discounts and Promotions


As a Putnam member, general admission is always free! Members enjoy discounts on programs and workshops as well as access to exclusive member-only opportunities. Movies, snacks, and gifts are all discounted too. Not a member? Click here to join today!

Promotional Days

The Putnam is pleased to offer special, promotional days with free admission for special visitors!

    • Mother’s Day: Mothers receive free General Admission with paid child.
    • Father’s Day: Fathers receive free General Admission with paid child.
    • Independence Day: All active duty military and veterans receive free General Admission.
    • Grandparent’s Day: Grandparents receive free General Admission with paid child.
    • Veteran’s Day: All veterans receive free General Admission.

Military Personnel and Family

The Putnam is proud to be a Blue Star Museum! From Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, all active duty military or military employees with a valid military ID and up to five family members receive FREE General Admission!

University and College Student Discount

Receive a discount on most admission packages by showing your student ID on every visit!

Wheelchairs, listening devices, large print maps and more are available for enhanced accessibility at the Putnam.


The Putnam is dedicated to helping all guests discover and explore:

  • Wheelchair access throughout the museum and theater
  • Our maps are sensory-friendly and we have sensory kits available at ticketing
  • Wheelchairs are available to borrow upon request
  • Accessibility devices, for movies in our theater, available upon request at the theater host station
    (Services include enhanced audio, closed captioning, descriptive text audio and language translation, availability based on individual film)
  • Large print maps available upon request
  • Low-cost caregiver membership add-on available

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Putnam admissions system, database, and network improvements made possible with support from:

  • Hubbell-Waterman Foundation
  • Riverboat Development Authority.

New computers and operating system upgrades made possible with support from:

  • Scott County Regional Authority
  • David and Barbara Sloane



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