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Liberated Voices / Changed Lives

Discover the Quad Cites’ unique suffrage story 100 years after the 19th Amendment gave women the vote, with this unique, Putnam-original exhibit! LEARN MORE

OMg! Elements of Surprise

Discover the weird and wonderful Periodic Table with the original Putnam exhibit, OMg! Elements of Surprise! LEARN MORE

Explore Science

Science Galleries

Areas of the Science Center are open Sat-Sun from 10am-5pm. An inspiring, hands-on experience for everyone! Interacting with a bilingual robot... LEARN MORE

Uncover History

The Dragon and the Rising Sun

Discover rare and dazzling artifacts and artwork from the Putnam's vault on display for a limited time! LEARN MORE

River, Prairie & People

River, Prairie and People takes visitors back in time as they discover what the Quad Cities was like for its earliest inhabitants, and how the... LEARN MORE

Unearthing Ancient Egypt

Step into an ancient Egyptian tomb, discover how ancient Egyptians lived and what they required for a pleasant afterlife. Through a collection of... LEARN MORE

Uwé Warúmi

Uwe’ Warumi (pronounced Oo-way Wah roomey – the Trading Place − while enjoyable for all visitors, was especially designed for children ages 4-10... LEARN MORE

Discover the natural world

Black Earth | Big River

Cross over the bridge and let the River guide you through the natural habitats of the Quad Cities area. Explore wetlands, woodlands, prairies and... LEARN MORE

Hall of Mammals

Explore the world of mammals at the Putnam! LEARN MORE

Fossil and Mineral Annexes

These spaces feature rotating displays from our rock, mineral and gem collections and our paleontology collections. LEARN MORE

Ocean Experience

Designed especially for kids and families, the Ocean Experience features different underwater habitats – from kelp forests and coral reefs to tidal... LEARN MORE
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