• Imagine an Evening with John Lennon

    Date: May 27, 2017

    Time: 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    An exclusive event, an Evening with John Lennon includes Imagine on the GIANT Screen as well as the opportunity to experience The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Exhibition.

    General Public:
    $15 for movie, light food, & 1 drink ticket
    $25 for movie, light food, 1 drink ticket, & exhibition ticket

    Members:
    $15 for movie, light food, & 1 drink ticket
    $20 for movie, light food, 1 drink ticket, & exhibition ticket

    Doors will open at 5:00p.m. for those who purchase exhibition ticket. Imagine will play at 7:00p.m.

    Please note, Imagine is a Rated R film. 
  • Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum

    Date: May 31, 2017 - June 06, 2017

    Time: Putnam Operating Hours

    Location: Putnam Parking Lot





    Iowans share a fascination with being Iowan. But what does it really mean to be Iowan? Iowa History 101 explores the history of Iowans at home, work and play –and how that shapes who we are today. Like a visit to your grandparents’ attic, this traveling exhibit unpacks the stories of Iowa’s past with dozens of artifacts from the State Historical Museum of Iowa’s collection.

    Cost: FREE
    Open during Putnam operating hours.

    Highlights from the exhibit include:
    ·         Examine one farm family’s first radio and imagine how electricity changed life for rural Iowans
    ·         Inspect the hand-drawn eagle on the first state flag
    ·         Admire sprinter Natasha Kaiser-Brown’s Olympic warm-up jacket as well as her silver medal from the 1992 Olympics
    ·         See the pen Governor William Harding used to sign the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote
    ·         And so much more!!


  • Museum Week- Egyptian Sarcophagus

    Date: June 17, 2017

    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Museum Week- Egyptian Sarcophagus

    Did you know the word, sarcophagus, was the name for a large coffin in imperial Rome and is now used as an archaeological term?

    Explore the Putnam’s “Unearthing Ancient Egypt” Exhibit, and learn through curator talk and a hands-on sarcophagus activity about ancient Egyptian methods of body preservation and their burial practices.
     
    During the event, children will:

    ~Have a guided tour of our Egypt collection, with an emphasis on sarcophagus

    ~Decorate a death mask

    ~Work on a large collaborative sarcophagus painting using images of deities as inspiration

     Discover the different Putnam exhibit collections showcased by experienced curators during QC Museum Week. Register your child today for FREE fun-filled activities!

     The recommended age for all programs is elementary level. There are only a select number of spots for this program, sign up today by contacting Georgia Stear at (563)336-7308 or gstear@putnam.org.

    Please note that this is NOT a drop-off program, all children should be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
  • Museum Week- African Safari

    Date: June 18, 2017

    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Museum Week- African Safari


    A lion’s mane is seen as an iconic symbol, but did you know that there are no clear answers as to why lions have them or what functions they serve? 
     
    Your child is invited to discover the history of lions and other mammals during a guided tour of the Putnam’s “Hall of Mammals” and discuss the various people that contributed to the outstanding collection.
     
    During the event children will:

    ~Learn about various animals and talk about their habitats

    ~ Discover the importance of a lion’s mane and several interesting facts about Lions
     
    Discover the different Putnam exhibit collections showcased by experienced curators during QC Museum Week. Register your child today for FREE fun-filled activities!
     
    The recommended age for all programs is elementary level. There are only a select number of spots for this program, sign up today by contacting Georgia Stear at (563)336-7308 or gstear@putnam.org.

    Please not that this is NOT a drop off program, all children should be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Museum Week- Native Americans

    Date: June 19, 2017

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Museum Week- Native Americans


    Did you know Native Americans turned animal and fish bones into ornate pendants, while stones, shells and coral could be chipped into tiny beads for necklaces or clothing decorations? In fact, Native Americans produced jewelry as early as 12,000 years ago!
     
    Museum Week continues with our exploration of the different Native American tribes that lived in the Quad Cities Area on the Mississippi River by discussing and observing artifacts in the Putnam’s archives.
     
    During the event children will:

    ~Learn the different uses and the importance of Native American accessories and beads

    ~Create a beaded Native American necklace

    ~Tour the Putnam Museum’s River, Prairie & People exhibit, and view special artifacts not open to general public

    ~Participate in an educational talk from curator Chris Kastell on Native American culture
     
    Discover the different Putnam exhibit collections showcased by experienced curators during QC Museum Week. Register your child today for FREE fun-filled activities!
     
    The recommended age for all programs is elementary level. There are only a select number of spots for this program, sign up today by contacting Georgia Stear at (563)336-7308 or gstear@putnam.org.

    Please note that this is NOT a drop off program, all children should be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Museum Week- Bridges

    Date: June 21, 2017

    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Museum Week- Bridges


    Bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge, the nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed and anchored, the material used to make it and the funds available to build it. Learn this and more during Museum Week, Bridges!
     
    During this event children will:

    ~Design their own model bridge that will allow them to think about three dimensional fabrication techniques and better understand the functionality of bridges

    ~Learn about bridges, their function, aesthetic and importance

    ~Discover how bridges connect the quad city area, positively contributing to our economic progress and vitality
     
    Discover the different Putnam exhibit collections showcased by experienced curators during QC Museum Week. Register your child today for FREE fun-filled activities!
     
    The recommended age for all programs is elementary level. There are only a select number of spots for this program, sign up today by contacting Georgia Stear at (563)336-7308 or gstear@putnam.org.

    Please note that this is NOT a drop off program, all children should be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
  • Museum Week- Fluorescent Minerals

    Date: June 22, 2017

    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Museum Week- Fluorescent Minerals


    Did you know the minerals found in the rocks of the Midwest are used in industry, construction, machinery, technology, food, makeup, jewelry and even the paper on which these words are printed? Discover this and much more at Museum Week, Fluorescent minerals.
     
    During this event children will:

    ~Go on a guided tour of our Rock and Mineral exhibit.

    ~Learn about different types of minerals and stones that are in our area and learn basic facts about them through classification/hands on activity.

    ~Children will be educated on curation as a profession and be inspired to pursue the field.
     
    Discover the different Putnam exhibit collections showcased by experienced curators during QC Museum Week. Register your child today for FREE fun-filled activities!
     
    The recommended age for all programs is elementary level. There are only a select number of spots for this program, sign up today by contacting Georgia Stear at (563)336-7308 or gstear@putnam.org.

    Please note that this is NOT a drop off program, all children should be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Engineering Camp

    Date: July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017

    Time: 9a.m. - 3p.m. Daily

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Fun, imaginative sessions including LEGO® robotics, a GIANT Screen 3D film, the opportunity to create and learn
    side by side with engineers from Iowa State University and the Quad City Engineering & Science Council and much more await your camper! Don’t miss out on one of the area’s most popular summer programs! 


    $40 CAMP FEE INCLUDES LUNCH AND SHIRT
    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE
     
    Choose one of the following days:
    July 24 & July 25 : Grades 4 – 6
    July 26 : Grades 2 - 3
    July 27 : Grades 4 – 8  **GIRLS ONLY**
    July 28 : Grades 7-8

    Campers will be pre-assigned a group & we cannot gaurantee that siblings or friends will be in the same group. 

    Download a registration form

    *NOTE: The grades listed for camps are the grades the students will be entering in the fall.
    Engineering Camps end at 3 PM - No before or after care available this week.


  • Harry Potter Summer Camp -SOLD OUT!

    Date: June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017

    Time: 9a.m. - 3p.m. Daily

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Hop a train to the Midwest's premiere wizarding prep school. Complete your wizard apprenticeship by compelteing Quidditch training and attending classes about potions, charms and more, all while you discover the science secrets behind all the magic!

    Available for grades 3rd - 5th (grade student will be entering in the fall)

    Before and after care is available from 8am to 4pm. 

    This camp is sold out.
  • Code-Gramming Summer Camp -SOLD OUT!

    Date: June 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017

    Time: 9a.m. - 3p.m. Daily

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Join us on a wild coding adventure. Create your very own out of this world creature, be a heroine protecting your city from disaster, or create your very own masterpiece. The possibilities are endless with Scratch and Turtle Art. Meet Dash & Dot® and program them to play their very own concert or create mischief in the museum. 

    Available for grades 3rd - 5th (grade student will be entering in the fall)

    Before and after care is available from 8am to 4pm. 

    This camp is sold out.

  • Wrapped up in Egypt Summer Camp

    Date: July 07, 2017

    Time: 9a.m. - 3p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Curious about mummies?  Ever wonder how pyramids were built?  Discover the secrets of  King Tut and ancient Egypt. Build a pyramid, mummify a living organism, and become a scribe as you write your name in hieroglyphs.  Creative projects, science investigations, and Unearthing Ancient Egypt exhibit exploration included to assist campers in solving the mysteries of ancient Egypt.

    Available for grades 3rd - 5th (grade student will be entering in the fall)

    Before and after care is available from 8am to 4pm. 


    Pre-registration is required. For additional questions, please contact Alison Niebuhr.  

  • Magic Tree House Explorers Summer Camp -SOLD OUT!

    Date: July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017

    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Daily

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Like Jack and Annie, young campers enter the Magic Tree House® for exciting adventures to an observatory, a space station and the Moon. Daily story time will be an important part of this Magic Tree House® journey!

    Available for grades K - 2nd (grade student will be entering in the fall)

    This camp is sold out.

  • Don't Try This at Home Summer Camp

    Date: July 31, 2017 - August 04, 2017

    Time: 9a.m. - 3p.m. Daily

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Come to this camp for science that leaves a mark – we’ll try all those things you could never do at home and end our week with a BANG!

    Available for grades 5th - 8th (grade student will be entering in the fall)

    Before and after care is available from 8am to 4pm. 


    Pre-registration is required. For additional questions, please contact Alison Niebuhr.  

  • I want my Mummy Summer Camp

    Date: July 06, 2017

    Time: 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Egypt, pyramids and mummies! These are some of the wonders of Ancient Egypt that the students will travel back in time to explore. Join us as we discover the history hidden in this small country located in the vast Sahara Desert!

    Available for grades K - 2nd (grade student will be entering in the fall)


    Pre-registration is required. For additional questions, please contact Alison Niebuhr.  

  • Culinary Summer Camp

    Date: July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017

    Time: 9a.m. - 3p.m. Daily

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    We will be tending the Putnam raised garden, which will provide the edible tools we will use to create culinary science!  Garden Plot Crackers to hand ground wheat for homemade bread. This camp will provide a scientific feast beyond your belief!!

    Available for grades 1st - 3rd (grade student will be entering in the fall)


    Pre-registration is required. For additional questions, please contact Alison Niebuhr

  • Skills of Survival Summer Camp

    Date: June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017

    Time: 9a.m. - 3p.m. Daily

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Build survival skills by learning about beneficial and harmful plants, water filtering, wayfinding with compasses, and more! Trek across the Putnam and Fejervary Park learning the skills necessary to survive in the wilderness.

    Available for grades 4th - 6th (grade student will be entering in the fall)

    Before and after care is available from 8am to 4pm. 


    Pre-registration is required. For additional questions, please contact Alison Niebuhr

  • American Girl Summer Camp

    Date: July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017

    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m. Daily

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Along with their American Girl® Doll, campers will travel back in time to explore life’s experiences with Molly, Samantha, Felicity and many more! How did they make a difference in history?  What can you learn from these young ladies that you will be able to carry through your future? Let’s explore together and find out!


    Available for grades K - 2nd (grade student will be entering in the fall)


    Pre-registration is required. For additional questions, please contact Alison Niebuhr.  
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