Elements are Everywhere!

Discover the Periodic Table in a quirky new exhibit — featuring science demonstrations every Saturday!

3 Species Saved From Extinction

Experience the heart-warming GIANT Screen movie, Back From The Brink 3D!

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.
 

  • Ch3Mistry Day moved to Feb. 8

    Thanks to 3M, you’ll enjoy FREE museum admission and Chemistry experiments presented by Putnam Educators! 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, Jan. 24! LEARN MORE
  • SIGN UP FOR THE FEB. 15 RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE CONTEST!

    Use teamwork and problem-solving to dream up and build your own working Rube Goldberg machine — registration ends Jan. 31! LEARN MORE
  • WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE EXHIBIT — COMING SPRING 2020!

    Get involved in the next original Putnam exhibit, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment. LEARN MORE
  • Your best friends are real-life superheroes!

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