Welcome Back!

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

Explorers workshops return Nov. 7!

Limited spots remaining!

Last Chance to Visit!

Learn about local women who pushed for change and got the right to vote before this exhibit closes November 4!

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.

Re-Imagined Science Center Open Weekends!

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

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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.

  • Enter for a chance to win a FREE FunBundle!

    Take 25% off your family's pass to the Putnam, Niabi Zoo and QC Botanical Center and perks on FunBundle Friday, November 13! LEARN MORE
  • Exhibit Wish List

    Our curators need help from you to complete the upcoming exhibits - Play: The Story of Toys and Birds & You! Check out their wish lists here... LEARN MORE
  • Have you registered your child for Explorers?

    Limited spots available!  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
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