• Gridiron Glory Tailgate Kick-off Party

    Date: February 02, 2018 - February 02, 2018

    Time: 7 - 10 p.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!?

    Start your Super Bowl Weekend off with a bang, and see the new blockbuster exhibit Gridiron Glory before it's open to the public!

    This tailgate party is your exclusive look into the world of football, showcasing the 6,000-square-foot collection that captures the thrill and excitement of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with interactive exhibits and a tribute to the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers!

    Tackle the tailgate fare, enjoy live music by 10 of Soul and meet former Hawkeye and NFL pro Julian Vandervelde.

    Lock down your tickets today for $25 per adult ($20 for members), or pick up a 6-pack of tickets for $120 — only $20 each!

    Want to learn more about the most extensive and comprehensive exhibit by the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Read about the exhibit.

  • Family Fun Night

    Date: January 19, 2018

    Time: 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Did you know that the Great Barrier Reef spans over 1,000 miles?! Find out about our outstanding oceans and reefs in this Family Fun Night!
     
    What is life like on a coral reef? How can its tail help identify a whale? Discover our relationship with the ocean and how we can make a positive impact on the beings that live there with several activities throughout the Grand Lobby.
     
    At 6:30 p.m. Humpback Whales 3D will be playing on our GIANT Screen!
     
    All activities in the Grand Lobby are free to the public. However, general admission will be required to experience the Museum and Science Center and theater ticket purchase is required for viewing the evening film.

    Family Fun Nights are generously sponsored by

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  • World Adventure Series: The Lure & Lore of Deserts

    Date: February 20, 2018

    Time: 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    The deserts of the world are not the same. Each is unique... with its own look, feel and past.  The one similarity they ALL have had however, is their attraction to humans. Countless men and women.... each for their own reasons...have been lured to Deserts throughout the centuries. The Deserts of Egypt, Israel and Jordan are where it’s said God first spoke to man...and filled with stories we hold sacred.  While the vast sands have done their part to obscure the sites, we will sift through the past and present and relive those stories. The wealth of American Deserts also speaks of those lured throughout the centuries and the stories they’ve left behind. The lore and legends of the little know sites are still to be explored. Through Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and America we immerse ourselves in the natural beauty and splendor of Deserts to discover the Lore that has been left behind. 

    Click here to download the 2017 World Adventure Travel Series registration form.

    For questions and more information, please call 563-324-1933.
  • World Adventure Series: Promised Land: Adventures in the Middle East

    Date: March 27, 2018

    Time: 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    The Middle East is a land of hospitality, a place where people make strangers feel at home. At the same time, it’s also been witness to acts of unspeakable brutality between warring tribes throughout history. It’s a world of paradoxes, one that is explored in director Rick Ray’s new film “The Promised Land: Adventures In the Middle East.”

    Genesis 15:18-21- On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates—  the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites,  Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites.”

    “The Promised Land” represents a travel documentary through several Middle Eastern countries including Israel, Jordan and Turkey, and it showcases the wonders of those lands while discussing their rich histories and cultures.

    Click here to download the 2017 World Adventure Travel Series registration form.

    For questions and more information, please call 563-324-1933.
  • World Adventure Series: Guatemala: Land of the Maya

    Date: April 10, 2018

    Time: 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    A land with deep roots, anchored in the mysteries of the Lost Kingdoms of the Maya, “Guatemala: The Land of the Maya””  begins by exploring the achievements of the ancient Maya by visiting fabled places like El Mirador, Tikal and Yaxha.  It examines the historic tension between Mayan traditions and Spanish colonialism, using the religious pageantry of Antigua’s Easter Week celebration to provide a cinematic backdrop for the fascinating conversation. 

    It documents contemporary Mayan culture in Lake Atitlan where weavers spin cotton by hand and rely on the natural dyes and back strap looms to create world-class textiles.

    Click here to download the 2017 World Adventure Travel Series registration form.

    For questions and more information, please call 563-324-1933.
  • Explorers/Explorers Jr: Dream Big: Design Challenges

    Date: February 03, 2018

    Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Using the engineering design process, your creativity, your imagination and your unique ideas you can come up with amazing solutions to help others. Explorers will participate in design challenges that will spark their interest to engineer our world!

    Explorers Jr workshops are for kids in Pre-K through 1st grade while Explorers workshops are for kids in 2nd through 5th grades.

    For individual classes, please fill out an Explorers Form or Explorers Jr Form and return along with payment at our Ticketing counter. To register via phone, please call (563)324-1933.

    Costs are $14 per program, $11 for Putnam members.

    Pre-registration is required for all programs as there are a limited number of reservations available. Contact Brittany Glass, Education Services Coordinator at 563.336.7290 or email bglass@putnam.org with any questions.


  • Explorers/Explorers Jr: Under Construction: Bridges

    Date: March 03, 2018

    Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Imagine having enough K’Nex building toys to create a massive stay cable bridge! Learn about architecture and engineering through directed building exercises that will yield a K’Nex bridge up to 40’ long and 12’ high! Creativity, organization, cooperation, problem solving, and fun are all highlighted. A Duplo blocks area will also be available for young children.

    Thank you to guest presenters, Sylvia Paine & Architect John Paine.

    Explorers Jr workshops are for kids in Pre-K through 1st grade while Explorers workshops are for kids in 2nd through 5th grades.

    For individual classes, please fill out an Explorers Form or Explorers Jr Form and return along with payment at our Ticketing counter. To register via phone, please call (563)324-1933.

    Costs are $14 per program, $11 for Putnam members.

    Pre-registration is required for all programs as there are a limited number of reservations available. Contact Brittany Glass, Educational Services Coordinator at 563.336.7290 or email blgass@putnam.org with any questions.


  • Explorers/Explorers Jr: Wilderness Awareness

    Date: April 07, 2018

    Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Would you be able to identify edible or dangerous plants in the woods? During Explorers you will learn about different plants and the many types of animals that are sharing the woodlands with you. Let’s discover what nature has to offer us!

    Explorers Jr workshops are for kids in Pre-K through 1st grade while Explorers workshops are for kids in 2nd through 5th grades.

    For individual classes, please fill out an Explorers Form or Explorers Jr Form and return along with payment at our Ticketing counter. To register via phone, please call (563)324-1933.

    Costs are $14 per program, $11 for Putnam members.

    Pre-registration is required for all programs as there are a limited number of reservations available. Contact Brittany Glass, Educational Services Coordinator at 563.336.7290 or email blgass@putnam.org with any questions.


  • Story Time in the GIANT Screen Theater

    Date: January 27, 2018

    Time: 10:30 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and the Putnam has you and your kids covered!

    Gather 'round the GIANT Screen as museum educator Ms. Patty reads another classic children's book! After the story, she’ll lead a fun activity for you and your child. This month's selection is "Bee My Valentine" by Miriam Cohen, illustrated by Ronald Himler. 

    Story Time is FREE, but we ask that you arrive with plenty of time to sign in and find a seat. This event is recommended for children ages 3-6. Parents must attend with their child.
     
    Questions? Contact Patty Schuch at 563-336-7285 or pschuch@putnam.org for more information.

  • Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard - BOGO on General Admission

    Date: January 13, 2018 - January 15, 2018

    Time: ALL DAY

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    Start your 2018 right with hands-on learning and fun! The Putnam has teamed up with the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau to offer a buy-one-get-one-free offer on general admission to the museum and science center!

    Check out the region's first AR adventure, discover the mystery of Unearthing Ancient Egypt and learn about science and technology through interactive exhibits in the science center!

    Just mention this "Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard" deal at the ticketing counter or show us a link to the deal on your phone!
  • Brew & View presents "Groundhog Day"

    Date: January 18, 2018 - January 18, 2018

    Time: 5 p.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    Groundhog Day is coming early this year!
     
    Catch the Bill Murray classic "Groundhog Day" during Brew & View — a monthly event geared toward young professionals and adults at the Putnam. Sample local craft brews and enjoy music, party games and this '90s comedy on our GIANT Screen.
     
    Featured this month are brews from Bent River, Great River, Wasatch brewery, Kona and many more. Standard bar and wine stock will also be available.
     
    Doors will open at 5 p.m. with drinks, games and music to follow. “Groundhog Day” will begin at 7 p.m.
     
    Tickets are $15 and include one free drink ticket, pizza, games, music and GIANT Screen movie admission.
     
    For questions or more information, contact Georgia Stear at gstear@putnam.org or 563-336-7308.

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