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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...more
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The Putnam Museum off or something for everyone. If you’re a history buff they have many exhibits to capture your interest. Their exhibits for use in children are very engaging and interactive. They also have a large theater With great seating and acoustics. I’ve had...More
We go every year at least once. When my own kids were young they LOVED this museum. I’m now a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters and my Little Sister loves it too. I think she would go every month if I agreed. Nicely...More
I was astonished at how nice this museum is. The Egyptian Room, the hands on display and the local history rooms were all well done. A great place to go on a day trip. It was nice not to be in a crowded museum so...More
The Putnam Museum & Science Center is a fascinating place to visit. There is a historical section which tells the story of this area from the early days, with lots of information, pictures, and artifacts. There is an IMAX theater which shows educational movies throughout...More
We get reciprocal entry to The Putnam through our home children's museum. As grandma lives in Davenport and we live in Wisconsin, we often visit this places for a few hours every time we visit grandma.
My kids (10 and 8) love The Putnam. Very...More
We love this museum! We got out VIV bracelets from one of the local hotels which gave us a discount on admission. Our girls age 11 and 13 both enjoyed it as well as did my husband. (Bracelet pick up locations listed on the tourism...More
My 9 year old son and I were in the Quad Cities for a concert this past Friday. I looked online for suggested activities in the area, and the Putnam Museum was listed. My son and I went yesterday, and were both impressed. There were...More
I would call this museum "thought provoking". Look at what the museum offers: the principles of physics and other sciences (certainly not only for children), nature conservation, the history of the Mississippi valley and the Quad City region, and the history of the people in...More
We take our school age grandchildren there about once a year. There are numerous hands on exhibits for them and traveling exhibits like King Tut (extra cost) that are better for the Middle School age. We usually pair the exhibits with an on-site large screen...More
The 5 year old will love it but it would best be enjoyed together more one on one. There are fun hands on exhibits and exciting exhibits but he/she will get more out of it with assistance, he/she likely won’t want to leave... More
The 5 year old will love it but it would best be enjoyed together more one on one. There are fun hands on exhibits and exciting exhibits but he/she will get more out of it with assistance, he/she likely won’t want to leave when you are ready. I would either leave the 1 and 2 year old home or understand that your visit might be shorter as you skim through the highlights. Every year after 5 they will enjoy it more as they understand more things so it is a place you can return over and over. Also, taking all ages into consideration there are temporary exhibits to watch for that may further interest your little ones. We always watched for the dinosaurs 👍🏻