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The Putnam Museum & Science Center

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Putnam Museum off or something for everyone. If you’re a history buff they have many exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Davenport, Florida
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Fun museum

We go every year at least once. When my own kids were young they LOVED this museum. I’m now a Big... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Davenport, Iowa
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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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1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA 52804-3547
+1 563-324-1933
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All reviews the king tut exhibit imax theater all ages big screen hands on activities interactive exhibits egyptian exhibit traveling exhibits local history kids and adults once a year great exhibits something for everyone great for kids great place to go gift shop the quad cities
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank treesprite07
Reviewed 29 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank 00Bruce00
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank U865CIcynthiar
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I went there last when they had the King Tut display. It was amazing. What a gem to bring to the Quad Cities! So much to learn.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Rhysmom1026
Reviewed 12 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Dale K
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Heather A
16 October 2018|
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Response from rdweyman | Reviewed this property |
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
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
It was $15.00 for 2 adults when we visited! Have fun!