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A Fascinating Place to Visit

The Putnam Museum & Science Center is a fascinating place to visit. There is a historical section... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manhattan Beach, California
Great place

We get reciprocal entry to The Putnam through our home children's museum. As grandma lives in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cynthia R
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“all ages”(20 reviews)
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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Cynthia R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank 575lawrenceu
Reviewed May 28, 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

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed May 20, 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

1  Thank Rhysmom1026
Reviewed May 12, 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

Thank WStatesTraveler
Reviewed April 10, 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

1  Thank Dale K
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We loved this place! We mostly went because our three boys love football. The Gridiron Glory exhibit was so worth it. The kids and adults loved it. It was a very interactive museum with lots to do for children of all ages. The facility was...More

Thank melissa5129
Reviewed January 4, 2018

if you are in the area go see it you will be amaze inside.for a small museum you would be surprise what they can do many different rooms to visit and hands on things to try for adults and kids alike.

Thank kurt s
Reviewed January 2, 2018

2 Adults visited this museum recently. I was disappointed from the beginning, only one cashier taking tickets, had to wait 10 min, because she was busy chatting with someone else. The map given to us of exhibits, was not labeled clearly, and hard to find...More

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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
It was $15.00 for 2 adults when we visited! Have fun!