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The Putnam provides a unique, hands-on experience great for the whole family.The Putnam’s exciting new 10,000-square-foot Science Center features more than 45 hands-on stations that make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts fun for visitors of all ages.Five Exhibit Halls, plus changing traveling exhibitions, stimulate the imagination. Black Earth/Big River is an interactive display of ecosystems of the Upper Mississippi River Valley; Hall of Mammals lets you see and hear life-like African and Arctic animals in their natural settings; River, Prairie and People explores the history of the Quad Cities region; and the Asian/Egyptian Gallery explores the mysteries of ancient civilizations and includes a 3,000 year-old mummy.Top it off when you experience the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, towering five stories high and seven stories wide. Admission charged.


Sunday12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Upcoming Events

Putnam Explorers/Explorers Jr. WorkshopWorkshop intended to highlight themed topics in a fun & interactive way for multiple ages
Family Fun Night at the Putnam MusuemBuild a solar car, discover different types of energy and explore the museum and science center after hours!
The Magical History Tour: A Beatles ExhibitionTake a journey through history, back to the 1960s and relive the creativity, love and curiosity of the Fab Four at The Magical History Tour.
Swim Team Documentary Screened (about Autism)Documentary about a group of young autistic adults who are swimming for the Special Olympics
Imagine: John Lennon ExclusiveArchive footage and a monumental 36 tune soundtrack made into a spellbinding account of a complex fascinating man.
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