Summer Camps 2020

**Please read the following guidelines before registering for our Summer Camps.** 

It's never too early to start planning your summer! Register today to give your child a summer full of fun and discovery with amazing experiences at the Putnam!

These memorable summer camp programs are available for many ages! Additional material costs may apply, and pre-registration is required, as space is limited and certain summer camps are quick to sell out.

Got a question? Contact our Visitor Services Associate at 563-324-1933. If you don't receive a live person, please leave a message and we will return your call as quickly as possible.  
  • The Putnam Promise: Due to Covid-19 the Putnam is keeping summer camp size to no more than 10 participants in each camp this year.
  • Before Care is 8 - 9 am for $25 or After Care is 4 - 5 pm for $25 for the entire week (weeklong and half day summer camps only). Please call 563-324-1933 to register for before and/or after care. 
  • Scholarships available for families with an economic need. Please contact
  • In case of cancellations you must notify us of your cancellation at least two weeks before the first day of the program to receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given less than 2 weeks before the program begins.



Fee: $210 Non-Members, $200 Members 
9 am - 4 pm

Steam for girls

JULY 20-24 | Grades 3 - 5
BOOM! POW! KA-BAM! Curious how to make a catapult, do science experiments, and see natural science museum specimens? Plus, add in fun, high tech computer projects, some art, and engineer interesting games and viola! You get a camp full of STEAM projects! 


AUGUST 3-7 | Grades 3 - 5
Planet Zombie is fast approaching! Practice your survival skills from the pros. Build shelters, filter water, and learn the skills you need to survive and thrive! 


AUGUST 10-14 | Grades 3 - 5
Are you a Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw? Do you want to play quidditch, do Muggle magic, or experiment with potions? Jump on the 9 3/4 platform and take the train to the wizarding world!


Join us for a half day camp or combine two camps to make a full day camp experience. 
 $110 Non-Members, $100 Members

Robots - Sold out!
July 6-10 | Grades K-2
9 am - 12 pm

Are you a techie? Let's program Dot and Dash robots to maneuver through obstacles, create a playlist for a xylophone, and launch catapults in the air with a robot launcher! 

space camp
JULY  6-10 | GRADES K-2
1 pM - 4 PM

Are you amazed by the wonder of space? Let's explore the universe through programming in our Discovery Dome, meet a meteorite specialist, and you will get to take home a space treasure for your own collection! 

Mummies - SOLD OUT!

July 27-31 | GRADES K-2
1 PM - 4 PM

Have you ever wanted to travel to Egypt? Discover the mummification process, write in hieroglyphics, and find the Ba of the Putnam's ancient Egyptian tomb! 


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