Haunted History

Discover the QC's paranormal past with guided flashlight tours Oct. 25 & 26

Start a chain reaction!

Rube Goldberg™, The World of Hilarious Invention! exhibit is NOW OPEN!

Relive the first manned mission to the moon!

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is NOW PLAYING on the GIANT Screen!

Experience More!

Whether you’re 2 or 92, there’s always something new to discover at the Putnam!

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

  • Can You Find the 13 Ghosts of the Quad Cities?

    The River, Prairie and People exhibit is packed with Quad Cities history — and a spooky surprise for the month of October! LEARN MORE
  • Enter for a chance to win a FREE FunBundle!

    Take 15% off your family's pass to the Putnam, Niabi Zoo and QC Botanical Center and perks on FunBundle Friday, Oct. 18! LEARN MORE
  • Preserving the Past, Funding the Future

    Swill some hooch, devour hors d’oeuvres and Lindy Hop the night away during a ‘20s-themed Putnam Gala! LEARN MORE
  • Your best friends are real-life superheroes!

    Discover Superpower Dogs 3D on the GIANT Screen! LEARN MORE
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