The Putnam Museum & Science Center, Davenport

4.3
#1 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Iowa
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  • Our kids, ages 14, 12, 8, and 5 all said this was the highlight of our long weekend trip to Iowa. Parts of the building were a little rundown, but that didn't take away from our experience. 
    Our kids, ages 14, 12, 8, and 5 all said this was the highlight of our long weekend trip to Iowa. Parts of the building were a little rundown, but that didn't take away from our experience.  more »
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  • The Putnam is a fun museum for kids, but it seems to be suffering from the affects of COVID shutdowns. What I mean by that is that they don't have much of anything new and parts of the museum are either blocked off or sparsely populated with displays. I can only assume this has been caused by shutdowns and lack of attendance upon reopening. I hope they are able to utilize more of the museum in the near future and that attendance will likewise increase. They did have a cool "Winter Wheels" motorcycle display on our most recent visit, of which I have attached photos.
  • 9-18-2021 This is a fantastic fun educational place, definitely field trip worthy. If you have children no matter the age bring them here before you leave town. Plan to spend several hours.

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