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The Putnam Museum & Science Center

Davenport, Iowa

Founded in 1867, the Putnam Museum houses large collections that cover regional history, anthropology, ethnology, and natural science. Since its inception, it has placed a special emphasis on educating children. A Smithsonian Affiliate since 2010, the Putnam Museum has hosted the Smithsonian Community Coral Reef project, a satellite of the worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project. And it has partnered with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) on Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos, a youth educational program.