Putnam Explorers and Explorers Jr.

Examine - Investigate - create - invent

Explorers/Explorers Jr. monthly workshops are packed with learning, fun and care, and the 2019-20 season is just getting started! 

Fall Season is September through December. Classes meet the first weekend of the month,* Putnam Explorers Jr (Pre-K - 1 Grade) on Saturdays from 9 - 11 AM and Putnam Explorers (Grades 2 - 5) on Saturdays from 9 - 11 AM.

Pre-registration is required for all programs as there are a limited number of reservations available.

Questions? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org.

For individual classes, please fill out an Explorers Form or Explorers Jr Form and return along with payment at our Ticketing counter. To register via phone, please call 563-324-1933.

Scholarships can be made available if needed.


Pre-K - Grade 1 (Student must be at least 4 years old) • $14 per workshop ($11 members)

Fun with Forensics
Saturday, March 7 • 9 to 11 am
Fun with Forensics will guide young crime scene investigators to solve the crime of the century: Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Join us as we dust for fingerprints, collect shoeprints and gather other pieces of evidence to identify the criminal. Register Online

Science of the Senses
Saturday, April 4 • 9 to 11 am
Did your breakfast taste good this morning? How do you know? Was it hot or cold, soft or crunchy? Explorers will discover how the five senses help them to navigate our world. Register Online

Hooray for H2O
Saturday, May 2 • 9 to 11 am
Is water just for swimming and bath time? Explorers will find that water is a mighty force and isn’t just for drinking anymore! Register Online

Explorers 2019-20 Season

Grades 2-5 • $14 per workshop ($11 members)

First Responder Training
Saturday, March 7 • 9 to 11 am
Today at the Putnam we’ll show you what you need to do in an emergency and how you can help other people! We’ll even take a look at how our canine friends help others in a variety of ways. Register Online
Matter Matters
Saturday, April 4 • 9 to 11 am
Did you know that not only do you matter, but you’re also MADE OF matter? Come learn all there is to know about this mysterious substance that makes up our whole universe! Register Online
Fun Physics
Saturday, May 2 • 9 to 11 am
You don’t need to be a physicist to know that physics is fun! Come to the Putnam and play with Bernoulli’s jumping cans and Newton’s beads. Register Online

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