Affiliate Profile

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The Putnam Museum & Science Center

Davenport, Iowa
* This organization participates in the Affiliate Reciprocal Membership Program

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.