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Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science

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Address: 1717 West 12th Street, Davenport, IA 52804
Phone Number: 563-324-1933
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great museum

Amazing museum for all ages. They have something new each month. Also the have the largest 3d imax theater.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Hajro I
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing museum for all ages. They have something new each month. Also the have the largest 3d imax theater.

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Thank Hajro I
Platteville, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We all had such a wonderful time. This children's museum was everything we would look for in a children's museum. Tons of fun and a great hands-on learning experience.

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Thank Jaqueline V
Davenport, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful permanent displays and exhibits plus they have several special exhibits during the year! We saw the CSI exhibit twice and enjoyed it both times. I have also held special events at the Putnam that were very successful and well attended.

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Thank Lynn J
Aurora, Illinois
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used our reciprocal pass from science and industry to visit. Perfect sized museum to spend a few hours. Nice interactive exhibits for kids.

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Davenport, Iowa
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The little kids as well as the big kids had a great time with the interactive exhibits. I was happy to see the traveling exhibit and learn a bit of qc history.

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Illinois
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

More than once during the holiday season, another big kid (like me) and I will visit the Putnam Museum to watch Polar Express in 3-D. If you've never seen PE, let alone in 3-D, this is a must for those who truly "believe". (But absolutely crucial for those Santa doubters!) I would rate this as excellent, but I've only ever... More 

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Thank NosyTrekker
Petaluma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Very exhaustive and iformative in terms of areas explored. The only drawback is the maze like set up which can find one rather directionless at times and often repeating the same path.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

This program turns big screen movie goers into critics with a purpose. Viewers get to see a never before seen documentary on the Giant National Geographic screen. For a mere $7.00 you get one admission, a bag of popcorn, and a soft drink and a review form. After a brief introduction, you get to see an interesting movie on a... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Really fun for going to have family fun times i recommend going on during the christmas times they always have fun things planned

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I've been there numerous occasions for exhibits, historical displays, and shows. They offer a good variety of things to enjoy and it's a great place for learning and family outings.

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