Updates to Follow

Putnam to temporarily close museum, postpone events in proactive health and safety measure starting Tuesday

Monday, March 16

The Putnam is taking proactive measures to help keep visitors and neighbors in the Quad-Cities area healthy and safe. The museum will temporarily close on Tuesday, March 17, through March 31 in response to national guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), as well as local and state reports.
“As a museum of history and science, we are following the lead of experts in health science nationally, and we are doing our part to help stop the spread of illness,” President/CEO Rachael Mullins said.

“With visitor and staff wellness a top priority, and after taking all other necessary precautions, we decided a temporary closure was the smartest thing we could do at this time. We will follow recommendations from public health professionals to determine timelines on our reopening.”
Also, all events scheduled through May 9 at the Putnam have been either postponed or canceled.
For more information, call us during normal museum hours, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m., at 563-324-1933.

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EVENT changes

  • March 19: "Flourish" benefitting Living Proof Exhibit | Postponed
  • March 24: Storytime in the GIANT Screen Theater: "Green Eggs and Ham" | Canceled
  • March 28: John Patti concert, presented by Quad City Arts | Postponed
  • March 29: TEDxYouth@Davenport | Rescheduled for May 17
  • March 31: "The Gene" film by Ken Burns hosted by WQPT | Postponed
  • April 4: Explorers Jr.: Science of the Senses | Canceled
  • April 4: Explorers: Matter Matters | Canceled
See Events Calendar


Please stay tuned to this website for updates to museum offerings and hours of service. In the meantime, visitors and community partners are strongly encouraged to review the CDC best practices to help keep the Quad Cities safe. Learn more at CDC.gov.

* Note: Regular museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
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