Keep learning this summer!

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


Reservations encouraged. Face Coverings Required. Theater temporarily closed. Science Center Open Sat-Sun!

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!

Visit the Museum Store!

Featuring unique toys, gifts, and natural science specimen curated locally and from around the world! Stop by Wed – Sun from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Now Open!

Fly in to see this Putnam-exclusive 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.

  • Birds and You

    Fly in to see this Putnam-exclusive exhibit! LEARN MORE
  • Now Hiring!

    Interested in working at the Putnam? View our employment opportunities here!  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
  • 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
  • Learning starts at home!

    Discover fun science experiments and activities from our Education Department, and make learning fun! 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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