The Putnam Museum and Science Center is a museum of history and natural science and a science center in Davenport, Iowa, United States. The museum was founded in 1867, and was one of the first museums west of the Mississippi River. It houses 160,000 historical artifacts and specimens. It is located at 1717 West 12th Street, at the corner of Division and West 12th Street on "museum hill," near Fejervary Park.
The theatre has one of the largest movie screens in the state of Iowa, 57' by 70'. Formerly associated with IMAX large screen theater corporation, the museum became a National Geographic Giant Screen Theater in June 2012. The partnership with National Geographic allows the Putnam access to one of the world's largest Giant-Screen film libraries in 2D and 3D digital formats.