Putnam Museum


Almost 150 years after its founding, the Putnam continues to thrive, offering unique, immersive, hands-on learning experiences to 150,000 visitors annually, including 35,000 school children each year. We exist to preserve our region’s treasures, educate people of all ages in unique and lasting ways and connect people to each other as they experience science, history, cultures and environments throughout time and across the globe.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire ideas, dialogue and interaction among people of all ages through entertaining experiences that connect them to history, cultures, nature and the environment, by preserving collections and presenting educational programs, films and exhibits.