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The Putnam Museum & Science Center

1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA 52804-3547
+1 563-324-1933
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Lots of great exhibits but where is everyone?

I'm torn on this review. I read reviews before we traveled to the area and chose this over the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
Putnam Museum

Great place to bring the kids to. We enjoyed the many exhibits and watching the kids interact with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dean G
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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 everyone at the Putnam.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA 52804-3547
+1 563-324-1933
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm torn on this review. I read reviews before we traveled to the area and chose this over the other children's museum in the area. We arrived at noon on Sunday when they opened. The parking lot was a ghost town and had lots of...More

Thank gilenh20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to bring the kids to. We enjoyed the many exhibits and watching the kids interact with all of the children activities.

Thank Dean G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised with this museum. I haven't been since I was quite young and they've done a great job with the exhibits. Many STEM exhibits that are hands on and keep the kids interested. It would be great if they made a few...More

Thank bkw2310
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to the Putnam in years. I was pleasantly surprised when I returned with my 10 year old daughter to see all the science based, hands on activities. She had fun trying everything out and learning a lot about physics. Very nicely done!

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum for kids that like to do things not just look at things. There are levers, laser musical instruments, reptiles and lots of other science-y stuff. Paper rockets, lego building and much more. 9-year old son wasn't really ready to leave...More

Thank 33wildcatbruin19
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We took our grandkids to this museum in Davenport IA. It was fun and they had some interesting exhibits for my grandkids who age from 8-3. When we were there, the A/C was out and the fire alarms kept going off. We must have spent...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Enjoyed the museum with all of its hands on activities. Would have been more enjoyable had the AC been working. Imax movie "Dream Big" was very good; tended to target STEM for young women.

Thank waynemarking
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The newly revamped Putman was so exciting for my kids of all ages. The new hands on Center's kept my kids engaged for hours.

Thank lukemwelling
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This was a great place to visit with our 4 and 6 year old. They had a good time; lots of interactive things for them to explore.

Thank 315jmcc
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

After visiting the Zoo we decided to go do an inside activity. This Museum did not disappoint! The price was very reasonable, the kids exhibits were fantastic! Every exhibit was thorough, engaging, and even fun for adults! The only down side was oir lack of...More

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