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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.

SPOTLIGHT ON THE QUAD CITIES
The Museum will feature three themes that introduce the Quad Cities community to a variety of Putnam Museum collections.  Each theme will be represented by three artifacts showcased in the grand lobby.  Each artifact will be formally "unveiled" on a specific day with corresponding events planned in the museum that will include movies, activities, curator talks and more.

June 17-18 - Q-C World Traveler

June 19-22  - Mississippi  River People

June 23-24  - The Weird and Wonderful

Each theme will involve a variety of "hands-on, minds-on" activities that will foster community appreciation for The Putnam, and enlighten them about how important individuals have contributed to its collections.

ADMISSION

 

Adults $8; Senior/Student/Military $7; Youth 3 to 18 $7; Under 3 free

 

scheduleMonday10:00 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
Sunday12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
location_on1717 W. 12th Street, Davenport
putnam.org
563-324-1933
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.