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

Fantastic beasts - Register Here

JULY 13-17 | Grades 3 - 5 
Dragons, unicorns, and nifflers - so many weird and wonderful creatures! Grab your wand and suitcase as you get ready for this magical camp! We will discover an extraordinary array of magical beings within the museum, and become a magi-zoologist while taking part in spells, potions, and the care of magical creatures. Together we’ll explore the magic of adaptations and the mystic qualities of fantastic animals!

Steam for girls - register here

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 - REGISTER HERE
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! 

JUly  27-31 | GRADES K-2
9 am - 12 pm

Uncover a world before humans roamed the Earth! Become a paleontologist, learn about different types of dinosaurs from around the world, and what it means to be a "terrible lizard."  

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! 

done in a day full-DAY CAMP

The Putnam this year is offering summer camp day offerings just for you.  

Teen impact - REGISTER HERE
August 18 | ages 13-16
9 am - 4 PM

Fee: $55 non-member, $45 member
Are you a teen who cares deeply about the world? Do you care about the enviroment and your community? Here's your chance for you and your besties to roll up your sleeves and head over to the Putnam for a day of learning and service for a local cause. Let's make the Quad Cities green and clean!  


Parent and preschooler - REGISTER HERE
AUgUST 17 | AGES 18 and up & ages 2 - 5
9 AM - 12 PM

Fee: $35 non-member per person, $25 member per person
Spend the morning at the Putnam with your favorite curious preschooler(s)! With the help of an educator, you and your preschooler will try something new, get a little messy, and most importantly, have fun! 

grandparent and me - REGISTER HERE
AUGUST 17 | AGES 18 AND UP & grades k-2
1 pM - 4 PM

Fee: $35 non-member per person, $25 member per person
A grandparent's greatest job is to spoil their grandchildren. Carve our some precious time for you and your grandchild and do hands-on activities with your favorite kiddo that will create memories for a lifetime. 

camp for grown-ups - REGISTER HERE
9 AM - 12 PM

Fee: $35 non-member per person, $25 member per person
Missed out on camp as a kid? Wat to re-live the magic of summer camp? Don't be so serious! Grown-ups need a day to play with games and science experiments, too! 

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