Welcome Back!

Reservations encouraged. Face Coverings Required. Read our guidelines for more information. Theater temporarily closed. Science Center Open Sat-Sun!

Join us!

You won't want to miss this!

Explorers workshops return Nov. 7!

Get one workshop FREE when you register for a season pass!

Visit our Suffrage Exhibit!

Learn about local women who pushed for change and got the right to vote! Open through Election Day!

Visit the Re-Imagined Science Center!

Now open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm with general admission!


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.

  • Become a Putnam Member!

    Become a member and you can experience all that the Putnam has to offer while having access to special perks. LEARN MORE
  • Be a part of our Contemporary History project!

    We are Living History right now! Help us document it. ... 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
  • Learning starts at home!

    Discover fun science experiments and activities from our Education Department, and make learning fun! LEARN MORE
  • 'Liberated Voices / Changed Lives'

    Discover the Quad Cites’ unique suffrage story, 100 years after the 19th Amendment gave women the vote. LEARN MORE
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