Opening May 15!

Kayak the wilds of Alaska, climb a 400-foot Utah cliff and dive into the deepest lake on the only screen big enough to show it.

Keep learning this summer!

Putnam Summer Camps are fun and educational for K-5 grade!

You Belong Here!

Reservations encouraged. Face Coverings Required. Theater reopening May 15!

Sunday Hours

Starting May 2, the Museum will be open Wed-Sat 10am-5pm and Sunday noon-5pm.

Play: The Story of Toys

From ancient times to today, children have played with toys! Explore the role of toys and play in society through this Putnam-original exhibit!

You belong here! ¡tu perteneces aquí!

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 complement our hands-on exhibit galleries. There is always something new to discover and something for everyone at the Putnam.

  • On May 29, the Putnam is the place to BEE!

    YOU can protect pollinators and give struggling species a hand! Learn how at the FREE Pollinators' Palooza! LEARN MORE
  • Birds and You

    Fly in to see this Putnam-exclusive exhibit! LEARN MORE
  • The Putnam is part of Museums for All!

    The Putnam is a member of Museums for All, a nation-wide signature program of the Institute of Museum and... LEARN MORE
  • Learning starts at home!

    Discover fun science experiments and activities from our Education Department to make learning fun! LEARN MORE
  • Discover the weird and wonderful periodic table!

    Find out how elements shape our world with a Putnam original, hands-on exhibit! LEARN MORE
  • Be a part of our Contemporary History project!

    We are living history right now! Help us document it. ... LEARN MORE
  • Discover something new!

    Explore the science behind sound, light, design and more with hands-on interactives in the Science Center! LEARN MORE
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