• Explorers: Code and Create - SOLD OUT!

    Date: May 01, 2021

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    THIS SESSION OF EXPLORERS IS SOLD OUT!


    Create a game or creation using Scratch, a block-based visual programming language, and test your skills at programming the Putnam’s friendly bots, Dot and Dash!
     
    This workshop is $15 for Putnam Members and $20 for nonmembers.

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

    ABOUT EXPLORERS

    Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers 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. 

    We are commited to your child's safety. Workshop size is limited to 10 participants. Face coverings are worn by staff and are required by Explorers throughout the workshop, as well as parents when dropping off and picking up. Temperature checks will be required of all Explorers at check in. Disinfecting and handwashing will take place throughout the workshop. 

    Please keep your child home for their own safety if they have any underlying health conditions. Stay alert in the days leading up to the Explorers workshop for any signs of fever, runny nose, or cough and monitor exposure to COVID-19 positive individuals in your family or community. 

    We understand that guidelines and the state of COVID-19 is ever-changing. We are staying flexible and will be offering full refunds for any cancellations by the Putnam.



  • Mad Scientist Ball 2021

    Date: October 23, 2021

    Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Save the date for an electrifying night to raise awareness and funds for the Putnam Museum and Science Center! Details to come! #putnammadscientist
     

    more information


    Contact Nisha Ladlee 563-336-7290 or email nladlee@putnam.org.
  • Explorers: Simple Machines

    Date: February 06, 2021

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    Are simple machines REALLY that simple? Let’s try our hand at navigating machines and see if we can engineer a complex machine that will really work.

    This workshop is $15 for Putnam Members and $20 for nonmembers.

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

    ABOUT EXPLORERS

    Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers 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. 

    We are commited to your child's safety. Workshop size is limited to 10 participants. Face coverings are worn by staff and are required by Explorers throughout the workshop, as well as parents when dropping off and picking up. Temperature checks will be required of all Explorers at check in. Disinfecting and handwashing will take place throughout the workshop. 

    Please keep your child home for their own safety if they have any underlying health conditions. Stay alert in the days leading up to the Explorers workshop for any signs of fever, runny nose, or cough and monitor exposure to COVID-19 positive individuals in your family or community. 

    We understand that guidelines and the state of COVID-19 is ever-changing. We are staying flexible and will be offering full refunds for any cancellations by the Putnam.



  • Explorers: Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life - SOLD OUT!

    Date: March 06, 2021

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    THis session of explorers is sold out!


    Explore the life and times of the fascinating creatures we call dinosaurs! Find out more about the era they lived in and what we can learn through fossils!

    This workshop is $15 for Putnam Members and $20 for nonmembers.

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

    ABOUT EXPLORERS

    Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers 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. 

    We are commited to your child's safety. Workshop size is limited to 10 participants. Face coverings are worn by staff and are required by Explorers throughout the workshop, as well as parents when dropping off and picking up. Temperature checks will be required of all Explorers at check in. Disinfecting and handwashing will take place throughout the workshop. 

    Please keep your child home for their own safety if they have any underlying health conditions. Stay alert in the days leading up to the Explorers workshop for any signs of fever, runny nose, or cough and monitor exposure to COVID-19 positive individuals in your family or community. 

    We understand that guidelines and the state of COVID-19 is ever-changing. We are staying flexible and will be offering full refunds for any cancellations by the Putnam.



  • Explorers: Our Solar System - SOLD OUT!

    Date: January 09, 2021

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    THIS SESSION OF EXPLORERS IS SOLD OUT!


    Explore planets in our Solar System and investigate our Moon! Explorers will experiment with craters and engineer a lunar lander on Saturday, January 9! 
     
    This workshop is $15 for Putnam Members and $20 for nonmembers.

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

    ABOUT EXPLORERS

    Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers 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. 

    We are commited to your child's safety. Workshop size is limited to 10 participants. Face coverings are worn by staff and are required by Explorers throughout the workshop, as well as parents when dropping off and picking up. Temperature checks will be required of all Explorers at check in. Disinfecting and handwashing will take place throughout the workshop. 

    Please keep your child home for their own safety if they have any underlying health conditions. Stay alert in the days leading up to the Explorers workshop for any signs of fever, runny nose, or cough and monitor exposure to COVID-19 positive individuals in your family or community. 

    We understand that guidelines and the state of COVID-19 is ever-changing. We are staying flexible and will be offering full refunds for any cancellations by the Putnam.



  • Explorers: Fizz, Bubble, Goo - SOLD OUT!

    Date: December 05, 2020

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    THIS SESSION OF EXPLORERS IS SOLD OUT!


    Your child will investigate the science of chemistry and experiment with chemical reactions during Explorers on Saturday, December 5! Explorers will safely explore the world of a scientist while conducting and observing reactions that fizz, bubble, and goo!

    This workshop is $15 for Putnam Members and $20 for nonmembers.

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

    ABOUT EXPLORERS

    Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers 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. 

    We are commited to your child's safety. Workshop size is limited to 10 participants. Face coverings are worn by staff and are required by Explorers throughout the workshop, as well as parents when dropping off and picking up. Temperature checks will be required of all Explorers at check in. Disinfecting and handwashing will take place throughout the workshop. 

    Please keep your child home for their own safety if they have any underlying health conditions. Stay alert in the days leading up to the Explorers workshop for any signs of fever, runny nose, or cough and monitor exposure to COVID-19 positive individuals in your family or community. 

    We understand that guidelines and the state of COVID-19 is ever-changing. We are staying flexible and will be offering full refunds for any cancellations by the Putnam. 

     


  • Explorers: Birds of Prey

    Date: April 10, 2021

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Find out more about various species of raptors, along with their eating habits, habitats, and physical features. We’ll investigate owl pellets, identify bones, and search for remarkable raptors in the museum!

    This workshop is $15 for Putnam Members and $20 for nonmembers.

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

    ABOUT EXPLORERS

    Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers 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. 

    We are commited to your child's safety. Workshop size is limited to 10 participants. Face coverings are worn by staff and are required by Explorers throughout the workshop, as well as parents when dropping off and picking up. Temperature checks will be required of all Explorers at check in. Disinfecting and handwashing will take place throughout the workshop. 

    Please keep your child home for their own safety if they have any underlying health conditions. Stay alert in the days leading up to the Explorers workshop for any signs of fever, runny nose, or cough and monitor exposure to COVID-19 positive individuals in your family or community. 

    We understand that guidelines and the state of COVID-19 is ever-changing. We are staying flexible and will be offering full refunds for any cancellations by the Putnam.



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