• Discovery Dome: "Back to the Moon for Good"

    Date: January 04, 2020

    Time: 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

    Location:


    Are you ready to take a trip to the moon? Join us on Saturday, Jan. 4 for "Back to the Moon for Good" in the Discovery Dome!

    "Back to the Moon for Good" highlights the history of exploring the moon tracing back to the 1960s and 1970s. Hear from some of the teams racing to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon while you are taken on a successful launch, landing and tour of the lunar surface!

    Narrated by Tim Allen, the stunning visuals and compelling narrative of the show explain the importance of today's space innovators as the next generation "shoots for the moon."

    The Dome experience is fully immersive, and viewers are presented with videos and images from a 360-degree projector in front, behind, above and on both sides of their seat. Everyone is able to partake in the Discovery Dome experience as the dome has a full-size stand-up door which guests can walk through; no crawling or shoe removal is necessary. The door is also wheelchair accessible.

    “Back to the Moon for Good” will play at 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

    Price:
    $4 for Discovery Dome by itself
    $2.50 Discovery Dome add-on to exhibit admission

    To purchase tickets, visit the Putnam ticketing counter the day of the show.

    About the Discovery Dome
    The Discovery Dome is an airlock dome that simulates space age technology — giving guests an "out of this world" experience! Whether it’s soaring through the galaxy or driving monster trucks on the moon, the Discovery Dome takes audiences on a journey not possible anywhere else.


  • Discovery Dome: "Losing the Dark" & "Night Sky"

    Date: December 23, 2019

    Time: 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum and Science Center


    Join us on Monday, Dec. 23, in the Discovery Dome for "Losing the Dark," a short planetarium video on light pollution, and a live "Night Sky" presentation!

    Following the seven-minute planetarium show, "Losing the Dark," an Education Specialist will use a live interactive program to show the audience what the sky would look like without light pollution. Pointing out constellations and some of the history and mythology on how they got their names.

    The Dome experience is fully immersive, and viewers are presented with videos and images from a 360-degree projector in front, behind, above and on both sides of their seat. Everyone is able to partake in the Discovery Dome experience as the dome has a full-size stand-up door which guests can walk through; no crawling or shoe removal is necessary. The door is also wheelchair accessible.

    The show will play at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    Price:
    $4 for Discovery Dome by itself
    $2.50 Discovery Dome add-on to exhibit admission

    To purchase tickets, visit the Putnam ticketing counter the day of the show.

    About the Discovery Dome
    The Discovery Dome is an airlock dome that simulates space age technology — giving guests an "out of this world" experience! Whether it’s soaring through the galaxy or driving monster trucks on the moon, the Discovery Dome takes audiences on a journey not possible anywhere else.
     


  • Polar Express Pajama Party - Thursday

    Date: December 12, 2019

    Time: 5 - 7 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    tickets on sale now!

    Families of all ages can expect tons of fun while attending a Polar Express Pajama Party — a QC holiday tradition, over ten years strong! You and your family will enjoy the magnificent holiday classic The Polar Express 3D on the GIANT Screen in the comfort of your PJs and take part in holiday activities for all ages, including face painting, a hot chocolate station, a make-n-take sleigh bell station, a souvenir Putnam ornament and a lights-out adventure through the museum exhibits.

    This event has proven time and again to be a blast for the entire family, and shows sell out FAST! Don’t forget to bring your flashlight!


    Adult tickets are $14, and youth tickets (3-18) are $11. Tickets include a souvenir ornament, hot chocolate, a seat in the movie theater and all of the holiday activities.

    Thursday's movie will show at 7 p.m. SOLD OUT. Looking for more Polar Express Pajama Party show times? Here's the full schedule of events: 

         • Thursday, Dec. 12, 5 – 7 p.m.: Movie showing at 7 p.m. SOLD OUT
         • Friday, Dec. 13, 2 – 9 p.m.: Movies showing at 3:30 p.m. | 6 p.m. SOLD OUT | 8:15 p.m.
         • Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 – 9 p.m.: Movies showing at 3:30 p.m. SOLD OUT | 6 p.m. SOLD OUT| 8:15 p.m. 
         • Sunday, Dec. 15, Noon – 6 p.m.: Movies showing at 1 p.m. SOLD OUT | 3:30 p.m. SOLD OUT | 6 p.m.

    polar express pajama party Sponsors


              

    Polar Express Pajamas Parties are generously sponsored by Pepsi and supported by Whitey's Ice Cream.
     

    more chances to see the polar express 3d


    Experience the beautiful holiday classic on the GIANT Screen throughout the season! The Polar Express 3D is NOW PLAYING, with showings scheduled through December. Find a showing!
     

  • Polar Express Pajama Party - Friday

    Date: December 13, 2019

    Time: 2 - 9 p.m.

    Location:





    TICKETS ON SALE now!

    Families of all ages can expect tons of fun while attending a Polar Express Pajama Party — a QC holiday tradition, over ten years strong! You and your family will enjoy the magnificent holiday classic The Polar Express 3D on the GIANT Screen in the comfort of your PJs and take part in holiday activities for all ages, including face painting, a hot chocolate station, a make-n-take sleigh bell station, a souvenir Putnam ornament and a lights-out adventure through the museum exhibits.

    This event has proven time and again to be a blast for the entire family, and shows sell out FAST! Don’t forget to bring your flashlight!

    Adult tickets are $14, and youth tickets (3-18) are $11. Tickets include a souvenir ornament, hot chocolate, a seat in the movie theater and all of the holiday activities.

    Friday's movies will show at 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. SOLD OUT, and 8:15 p.m.  Looking for more Polar Express Pajama Party show times? Here's the full schedule of events: 

         • Thursday, Dec. 12, 5 – 7 p.m.: Movie showing at 7 p.m. SOLD OUT
         • Friday, Dec. 13, 2 – 9 p.m.: Movies showing at 3:30 p.m. | 6 p.m. SOLD OUT 8:15 p.m.
         • Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 – 9 p.m.: Movies showing at 3:30 p.m. SOLD OUT 6 p.m. SOLD OUT| 8:15 p.m. 
         • Sunday, Dec. 15, Noon – 6 p.m.: Movies showing at 1 p.m. SOLD OUT | 3:30 p.m. SOLD OUT | 6 p.m.
     

    POLAR EXPRESS PAJAMA PARTY SPONSORS


              

    Polar Express Pajamas Parties are generously sponsored by Pepsi and supported by Whitey's Ice Cream.
     

    MORE CHANCES TO SEE the POLAR EXPRESS 3D

    Experience the beautiful holiday classic on the GIANT Screen throughout the season! The Polar Express 3D is NOW PLAYING, with showings scheduled through December. Find a showing!
     

  • Polar Express Pajama Party - Saturday

    Date: December 14, 2019

    Time: 2 - 9 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    TICKETS ON SALE now!

    Families of all ages can expect tons of fun while attending a Polar Express Pajama Party — a QC holiday tradition, over ten years strong! You and your family will enjoy the magnificent holiday classic The Polar Express 3D on the GIANT Screen in the comfort of your PJs and take part in holiday activities for all ages, including face painting, a hot chocolate station, a make-n-take sleigh bell station, a souvenir Putnam ornament and a lights-out adventure through the museum exhibits.

    This event has proven time and again to be a blast for the entire family, and shows sell out FAST! Don’t forget to bring your flashlight!

    Adult tickets are $14, and youth tickets (3-18) are $11. Tickets include a souvenir ornament, hot chocolate, a seat in the movie theater and all of the holiday activities.

    Saturday's movies will show at 3:30 p.m. SOLD OUT, 6 p.m. SOLD OUT, and 8:15 p.m. Looking for more Polar Express Pajama Party show times? Here's the full schedule of events: 

         • Thursday, Dec. 12, 5 – 7 p.m.: Movie showing at 7 p.m. SOLD OUT
         • Friday, Dec. 13, 2 – 9 p.m.: Movies showing at 3:30 p.m. | 6 p.m. SOLD OUT 8:15 p.m.
         • Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 – 9 p.m.: Movies showing at 3:30 p.m. SOLD OUT 6 p.m. SOLD OUT| 8:15 p.m. 
         • Sunday, Dec. 15, Noon – 6 p.m.: Movies showing at 1 p.m. SOLD OUT | 3:30 p.m. SOLD OUT | 6 p.m.
     

    POLAR EXPRESS PAJAMA PARTY SPONSORS


              

    Polar Express Pajamas Parties are generously sponsored by Pepsi and supported by Whitey's Ice Cream.
     

    MORE CHANCES TO SEE the POLAR EXPRESS 3D

    Experience the beautiful holiday classic on the GIANT Screen throughout the season! The Polar Express 3D is NOW PLAYING, with showings scheduled through December. Find a showing!
     

  • Polar Express Pajama Party - Sunday

    Date: December 15, 2019

    Time: Noon - 6 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    TICKETS ON SALE now!

    Families of all ages can expect tons of fun while attending a Polar Express Pajama Party — a QC holiday tradition, over ten years strong! You and your family will enjoy the magnificent holiday classic The Polar Express 3D on the GIANT Screen in the comfort of your PJs and take part in holiday activities for all ages, including face painting, a hot chocolate station, a make-n-take sleigh bell station, a souvenir Putnam ornament and a lights-out adventure through the museum exhibits.

    This event has proven time and again to be a blast for the entire family, and shows sell out FAST! Don’t forget to bring your flashlight!

    Adult tickets are $14, and youth tickets (3-18) are $11. Tickets include a souvenir ornament, hot chocolate, a seat in the movie theater and all of the holiday activities.

    Sunday's movies will show at 1 p.m. SOLD OUT, 3:30 p.m. SOLD OUT, and 6 p.m. Looking for more Polar Express Pajama Party show times? Here's the full schedule of events: 

         • Thursday, Dec. 12, 5 – 7 p.m.: Movie showing at 7 p.m. SOLD OUT
         • Friday, Dec. 13, 2 – 9 p.m.: Movies showing at 3:30 p.m. | 6 p.m. SOLD OUT 8:15 p.m.
         • Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 – 9 p.m.: Movies showing at 3:30 p.m. SOLD OUT 6 p.m. SOLD OUT| 8:15 p.m. 
         • Sunday, Dec. 15, Noon – 6 p.m.: Movies showing at 1 p.m. SOLD OUT | 3:30 p.m. SOLD OUT | 6 p.m.

    POLAR EXPRESS PAJAMA PARTY SPONSORS


              

    Polar Express Pajamas Parties are generously sponsored by Pepsi and supported by Whitey's Ice Cream.
     

    MORE CHANCES TO SEE the POLAR EXPRESS 3D


    Experience the beautiful holiday classic on the GIANT Screen throughout the season! The Polar Express 3D is NOW PLAYING, with showings scheduled through December. Find a showing!


  • Rube Goldberg Family Day: “Ring in the New Year” Challenge!

    Date: December 28, 2019

    Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER


    Call to Sign-Up: 563-324-1933


    Ring in the New Year — literally — by building your own Rube Goldberg-inspired contraption with a fun, competitive family event! Winner takes home a basic family membership to the Putnam to help start their year off right!

    Register your family today to face off against others in a test of creativity and invention on Saturday, Dec. 28, during Rube Goldberg Family Day: “Ring in the New Year” Challenge!

    Teams of up to 8 people will use their imagination and persistence in a set amount of time to create an original, functional Rube Goldberg machine that can successfully ring a bell using only supplies provided by the judges!

    When teams aren't building their contraption, they're welcome to take part in Rube Goldberg-inspired activities, like the domino chain reaction table and catapult building table in the Grand Lobby.

    Competitors are also encouraged to check out the Rube Goldberg exhibit closing Jan. 5. The exhibit is FREE for Members, and nonmember competitors can see it with museum admission for just $5!
     

    ABOUT THE CONTEST


    Registration: $25 per family (up to 8 people)
    Pre-registration is encouraged — call 563-324-1933 to sign up. Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come-first-served basis, as space is limited.

       • 11:30 a.m. - Check-in
       • Noon-2 p.m. - Competition
       • 2-4 p.m. - Trials/Judging
       • 4 p.m. - Winner Announced
     

    ABOUT THE 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 — open until Jan. 5 at the Putnam!
     

    questions?


    Call 563-324-1933 to register or for more information.
  • Explorers Jr.: Simple Circuit Creations

    Date: January 04, 2020

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    Is your child a natural problem-solver? Foster their talent and AMP UP their New Year on Jan. 4 with Explorers Jr.: Simple Circuit Creations — for Pre-K through 1st Grade!

    Explore electricity with a SHOCKING look at circuits. This workshop is bound to spark an interest in how simple circuits work.

    Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers (Grades 2-5) & Explorers Jr. (Pre-K – 1st grade) workshops that their children are given the tools to examine, investigate, create and invent while exploring the museum and participating in fun, hands-on activities guided by Putnam educators. 
     
    This workshop is $11 for Putnam Members and $14 for nonmembers.

    Advanced registration is required! Sign up online, or register over the phone by calling 563-324-1933.
     

    about explorers/explorers jr.


    For more information, contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org.

    Check out the full season Explorers Jr. schedule and learn what opportunities are open for Explorers in Grades 2-5!
     
    Drop off begins at 8:45 a.m. 
     
    * Students must be at least 4 years old.

  • Explorers: Computer Whiz Kids

    Date: January 04, 2020

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    Does your child love computers? They can forge promising a future as an App Developer or Information Security Analyst — but first they need to learn the basics with the exciting youth workshop, Explorers: Computer Whiz Kids, on Jan. 4 for Grades 2-5!

    Explorers will learn to speak the language of computers during this workshop for students who "get" technology. Come to the Putnam, and we’ll teach all you need to know about 01100011 01101111 01100100 01101001 01101110 01100111.

    Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers (Grades 2-5) & Explorers Jr. (Pre-K – 1st grade) workshops that their children are given the tools to examine, investigate, create and invent while exploring the museum and participating in fun, hands-on activities guided by Putnam educators. 
     
    This workshop is $11 for Putnam Members and $14 for nonmembers.

    Advanced registration is required! Sign up online, or register over the phone by calling 563-324-1933.
     

    ABOUT EXPLORERS/EXPLORERS JR.


    For more information, contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org.

    Check out the full season Explorers schedule and learn what opportunities are open for Explorers Jr. in Pre-K through 1st Grade!
     
    Drop off begins at 8:45 a.m.


  • Discovery Dome: "From Earth to the Universe"

    Date: December 27, 2019

    Time: 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum and Science Center


    Voyage through time and space to learn how scientific advancements have propelled our understanding of the universe with "From Earth to the Universe" on Friday, Dec. 27! This stunning exploration of the cosmos will take you out of this world to witness the wonder of our Solar System and further yet, beyond the reach of the Milky Way.

    The Dome experience is fully immersive, and viewers are presented with videos and images from a 360-degree projector in front, behind, above and on both sides of their seat. Everyone is able to partake in the Discovery Dome experience as the dome has a full-size stand-up door which guests can walk through; no crawling or shoe removal is necessary. The door is also wheelchair accessible.

    “From Earth to the Universe” will play at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    Price:
    $4 for Discovery Dome by itself
    $2.50 Discovery Dome add-on to exhibit admission

    To purchase tickets, visit the Putnam ticketing counter the day of the show.

    About the Discovery Dome
    The Discovery Dome is an airlock dome that simulates space age technology — giving guests an "out of this world" experience! Whether it’s soaring through the galaxy or driving monster trucks on the moon, the Discovery Dome takes audiences on a journey not possible anywhere else.


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