The Putnam Museum and Giant Screen Theater is a one-stop opportunity to explore the history and environments of the Mississippi River Valley and faraway places too!
For centuries, people have been drawn to the Mississippi River and the surrounding prairies—to hunt, trade, farm, manufacture, and to live. Founded in 1867, the Putnam is one of the first museums established west of the Mississippi. Home to over 160,000 artifacts and specimens, the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science offers permanent and changing exhibits, dynamic public programs, Iowa's only 3D IMAX Theatre, plus our exclusive Heritage Theater® and live interpretations—all in a beautiful 115,000 square foot facility—the largest museum in the Quad Cities of eastern Iowa and western Illinois!
The Putnam Museum and IMAX® Theatre is located at 1717 West 12th Street in west-central Davenport, Iowa. The Museum’s location is known as "Museum Hill," at the corner of Division and West 12th Streets and at the entrance to Fejervary Park.