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.

Museum to host second rooftop concert on Saturday with help from RME

DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 8, 2018) — It isn’t every day a band takes to a rooftop in the Quad Cities to play a concert. It will happen for the second time with the return of the Putnam’s free rooftop concert on Saturday, May 12.

The museum will host musicians with the River Music Experience, honoring the memory of the late American rocker Tom Petty.

New York Film Critics Series features pre-release showing of ‘The House of Tomorrow,’ broadcast interviews with filmmaker and cast

DAVENPORT, Iowa (April 19, 2018) — The Putnam aims to be the Quad Cities’ link to the newest independent films with advance showings starting April 24.

Museum kicks off spring with a movie that captures filming firsts beginning Friday

DAVENPORT, Iowa (March 22, 2018) — Families hoping to visit the ocean this spring don’t have to drive far, as the Putnam opens the newest “Oceans” documentary while at the same time formally launching its new 3D system in the museum’s Giant Screen Theater.

“Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D” premieres Friday with showings at 11:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. at the Putnam Museum and Science Center.

Teams welcome for a test of sports trivia and beyond

DAVENPORT (Feb. 26, 2018) — Teams of sports whizzes and all-around trivia pros will clash to assert their trivia dominance on Saturday, March 3, during a friendly contest centered on sports knowledge and more at the Putnam Museum and Science Center.

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