DAVENPORT, IOWA (December 20, 2022) — Waste Commission of Scott County facilities will close at noon Friday, December 23, and will remain closed through Monday, December 26. Facilities will reopen on Tuesday, December 27.

The Landfill will be open normal hours on Saturday, December 31. Facilities will be closed Monday, January 2, in observance of New Year’s Day. All facilities will reopen Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

Facilities include the following: 

DAVENPORT, IOWA (December 7, 2022) — Household waste in the United States increases by more than 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Do you have extra “stuff” to get rid of this time of year? ‘Tis the season to recycle right.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 30, 2022)  Anne Frank: A History for Today opens September 2, 2022, at the Putnam Museum and Science Center. Part of the community-wide project, Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today, the exhibit tells the story of Anne Frank against the background of the Holocaust and the Second World War.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 25, 2022) — The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Putnam Museum and Science Center are hosting a day celebrating Hispanic culture on Saturday, September 10. Events will kick off at the Putnam at 11AM with family friendly activities that will take place until 3PM, followed by the LULAC Fiesta Night, 6–10PM.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 5, 2022) — Now open, the Putnam Museum and Science Center’s newest exhibit, Akwaaba: West African Cultures, is the second exhibit in the World Culture Gallery. The World Culture Gallery showcases cultures from around the world as reflected in the museum’s historic collection and rich partnership in the Quad Cities’ international community.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 5, 2022) — Nearly 90% of flowering plants rely on approximately 200,000 species of animal pollinators for fertilization. Smithsonian Gardens and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service present Pollination Investigation, an exhibition that explores the who, what, when, where, why, and how of pollination by interpreting the unique relationship between pollinators and flowers.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (January 21, 2022) — Life on Earth has been evolving for billions of years. From single-celled organisms to giant blue whales, the story of life is one of trial and error. Mother Nature is continually discovering unique and innovative solutions and strategies that support life on Earth.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (November 9, 2021) — The Putnam’s next exhibition is a ride through history on two wheels. Winter Wheels: Antique Motorcycle Exhibition will run from November 13, 2021 - April 3, 2022. This original, community-curated exhibition features vintage, classic, and antique motorcycles of all makes and models, all displayed at the Putnam Museum and Science Center, the Quad Cities’ Smithsonian Institution Affiliate.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (August 24, 2021) — In an age of complex environmental challenges, why not look to the ingenuity of nature for solutions? The forms, patterns, and processes found in the natural world — refined by 3.8 billion years of evolution — can inspire our design of everything from clothing to skyscrapers.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 16, 2021) — The Putnam Museum and Science Center has expanded its leadership team to include a Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Leslie Klipsch, and Vice President of Museum Experiences, Ben Johnson. “The Putnam is emerging from the pandemic stronger than ever. Not only has the facility been re-imagined, but we’ve been able to rebuild our staff,” said Putnam President/CEO Rachael Mullins.