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OMg! Elements of Surprise

Discover the building blocks that shape YOUR WORLD through an all-new Putnam exhibit experience! You belong here!

NEW EXHIBIT - OPENING SOON! 
Celebrate the year of the Periodic Table!

Even though ELEMENTS ARE EVERYWHERE, our immeasurably complex universe is actually made up of a very limited number of them. In this fascinating, interactive exhibit, you’ll discover how these elements shape our world and the remarkable stories of how elements were discovered! Spark chemical reactions, build molecules and discover the elements that make up EVERYTHING — the air we breathe, the water we drink, the earth we walk on AND YOU!

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Rube Goldberg, The World of Hilarious Invention Exhibit!

Discover the creative process behind Rube Goldberg’s fantastically ridiculous machines and dream up your own inventions with the Rube Goldberg™, The World of Hilarious Invention! exhibit — NOW OPEN! This exhibit showcases Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and inventor Rube Goldberg’s iconic contraptions, imaginative illustrations and humorous storytelling, celebrating his skills as both an artist and inventor. Sept. 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020

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START A TEAM AND REGISTER FOR OUR RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE CONTEST!

Register your team of up to 14 students to compete in this test of engineering, creativity and cooperation, open to ages 8-11 (Live Apprentice); 11-14 (Division I) and 14-18 (Division II). Saturday, February 15

Visit the ​​​​​​​Rube Goldberg Machine Contest website!
Click here to see how to register.

Watch “Apollo 11” on the GIANT Screen!

50 years after NASA made history on the moon, experience the mission that forever changed humanity with the science center-exclusive documentary Apollo 11.

Click here for more information about seeing Apollo 11

Back From The Brink

Discover the true story of 3 species saved from extinction!

Experience the remarkable true story of three animal species rescued from extinction with Back From The Brink 3D on the Putnam’s GIANT Screen!

Click here for more information about Back From The Brink (3-D)

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