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Connect with history and ideas by doing, making and experiencing. Classes and special events complement their hands-on exhibit galleries. There is always something new to discover at the Putnam. The Putnam Science Center is an inspiring, hands-on experience for everyone! Interacting with a bilingual robot, launching rockets and discovering the power of 230,000 volts probably isn’t your typical day.

The Putnam will highlight Egyptian themed mysteries during Quad Cities Museum Week.

The Discovery of King Tut" is a-once-in-a-lifetime experience that will immerse you in the archaeology of ancient Egypt. Go on a journey of exploration and encounter the treasures of Tutankhamun and his famous tomb chambers as they were when discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter. Relive that magical moment of discovery as if you had been there yourself! Complete your experience with our film "Mummies! Secrets of the Pharaohs" on the National Geographic GIANT Screen! Our Unearthing Ancient Egypt gallery is included in The Discovery of King Tut exhibit and can only be viewed with the purchase of a "Discovery of King Tut" ticket. Visit tutnam.org for more information on this exhibit.

Ticketing for "The Discovery of King Tut" are on a timed entry basis and include admission to all other exhibits at the Putnam. Adult: $19.00; Senior, College Student or Military with ID: $17.00; Youth (3-18 yrs.): $15.00; Member Adult: $10.00. Purchase tickets online or by phone. Tickets also available at the door.


access_timeSunday • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
location_on1717 W. 12th Street, Davenport
descriptionAbout Putnam Museum and Science Center
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.