DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 18, 2019) — Is your pup ready for his or her close-up? At PawParazzi at the Putnam Museum and Science Center on March 23, you and your “best friend” can compete for top-dog status as Mister or Miss Canine QC.

The contest is only $20 to enter and free for spectators. All contestants will be eligible to win prizes. The top prize will be a free one-hour photo session with Francescon Portraiture and $100 portrait credits.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 18, 2019) — Putnam Explorers and Explorers Jr programs engage kids in interactive learning-experiences based around some of their favorite things — dinosaurs and Star Wars.

Created for students in pre-K through Grade 5, the two-hour long Saturday programs are fun activities packed with learning opportunities. The programs fill up quickly, so pre-registration is required.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (March 11, 2019) — “Superpower Dogs 3D” will run, sit, and roll on the Putnam Museum and Science Center’s GIANT Screen Saturday, March 16. An exclusive members-only preview party will take place on Friday, March 15.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 26, 2019) — The Putnam’s next season of its adult learning series, The Learning Lounge, is all about sharpening your mind through self-care.

The once-a-month program for lifelong learners 21 and older kicks off its season Thursday, March 14, 6:30-8PM, with "Your Body v Technology", led by Dr Traci Nelson-Johnson of Nelson Chiropractic.

As the new year approaches, registration has opened for the Putnam’s Explorers, a monthly youth enrichment series, which will cover science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) themes, as well as paleontology and anthropology.

The spring semester of the Explorers/Explorers Jr. workshops kick off Jan. 5 with the World Travelers program and continue during the first Saturdays of each month through May 4.

Museum seeking volunteers for limited-run exhibit, which opens Jan. 26

The Putnam aims to ensure its incoming exhibit, “Race: Are We So Different?” is fully utilized as a springboard to conversation and deeper understanding of equity and inclusion during its four-month run in our community.

A Community Team is working with the Putnam to best achieve this goal. It includes volunteer leaders from business; education; chamber; government; and not-for-profits.

Creativity and engineering will come together Saturday and Sunday at the tenth annual Quad Cities – Davenport FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Qualifiers & FIRST LEGO League Junior (FLL Jr.) E

The Putnam once again notched the highest national honor given to museums after earning re-accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums.

Accreditation signifies excellence to governments, funders and to the museum-going public. The Putnam achieved 37 of 37 “Characteristics of Excellence.”

A beloved Quad-Cities’ family tradition for more than ten years, the Polar Express Pajama Parties kick off Thursday, Dec. 13, with four action-packed days of holiday fun and the timeless holiday movie at the Putnam Museum & Science Center!

This year, the Putnam has scheduled 10 showings of 'The Polar Express 3D' — the visually stunning holiday classic, which will be brought to life on the GIANT Screen, towering six stories tall.

New exhibit honors iconic women of fiction and their fashion

DAVENPORT, Iowa (Sept. 24, 2018) — The Putnam’s newest exhibit, showcasing the fashions, interests and lives of some of literature’s most impactful female characters, has gotten a boost from Humanities Iowa.