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.
Arsenal of Innovation
Experience the impressive manufacturing and weaponry innovations!
D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D
June 6, 1944. A historic landing changed the world.
Quad Cities Jewish Heritage
Learn about the major influence of a small group in the Quad Cities Jewish Heritage Exhibit.
US Vietnam War Commemoration
The goal of the History and Legacy of our Vietnam War veterans and the history of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
Explorers and Explorers Jr.
Kids can examine, investigate, create and invent in our weekend workshops!
World Adventure Series
Visit far, far away lands from the comfort of our National Georgaphic GIANT screen theater!
Discover all there is to see and do! Experience hands-on fun for everyone in our hands-on Science Center.