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The Putnam Museum in Davenport will have a grand opening for its brand new Science Center this weekend.

The grand opening weekend starts Friday at 9:30 a.m. when the Putnam will have a private ribbon cutting for a select group of students, contributors and their families.

Then on Saturday the Putnam will open its new Science Center to the public.

Putnam President and CEO Kim Findlay said the new center will have about 50 hands-on learning stations for kids of all ages to experience.

"Kids of all ages are going to have a fabulous time discovering and exploring and getting their hands on robots, gears, thermodynamics, rockets, music and sound," said Findlay. "Just about any sort of science, technology, engineering and math that somebody may never have thought they were interested in – they're going to find is fascinating when they're here."

Findlay said the center is part of the Putnam's goal to get more people interested in science, technology, engineering and math-related job fields.

The new Science Center took a little less than 2 years and about $2.2 million to complete, she said. 

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