• Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark

    Date: June 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019

    Time: 9 a.m. to Noon

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES K - 2* | COST: $90 (MEMBERS $80) 

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Do you love books? Are you a dinosaur enthusiast? Bring your imagination and join us on an adventure back in time 65 million years to the Cretaceous Period with Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark camp!

    Jack and Annie find themselves in another exciting predicament, and we get to tag along! We will have morning story time followed by games, projects, and crafts inspired by the fun facts and mysteries uncovered in our summer reading.
     

    WHY PUTNAM SUMMER CAMPS?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    See our full 2019 Summer Camp list hereSpace is filling up FAST!


    MORE INFORMATION


    Before-care is available for a $5 fee, and lunchtime extended care is provided at no charge for campers who opt to combine two half-day camps for a full-day experience. After-care is not available for half-day camps.

    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.
  • Code & Go!

    Date: June 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019

    Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES K - 2* | COST: $90 (MEMBERS $80) 

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    What do a caterpillar, a mouse and “Dot” have in common? They are basic robots that can be programmed by a child at Code & Go!

    Campers will have fun as they learn to “play” with these robots and learn a little about coding and programming along the way.
     

    WHY PUTNAM SUMMER CAMPS?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    See our full 2019 Summer Camp list hereSpace is filling up FAST!


    MORE INFORMATION


    Before-care is available for a $5 fee, and lunchtime extended care is provided at no charge for campers who opt to combine two half-day camps for a full-day experience. After-care is not available for half-day camps.

    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.
  • Meteorology Mania

    Date: July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019

    Time: 9 a.m. to Noon

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES 3 - 5* | COST: $90 (MEMBERS $80) 

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Are you fascinated by the atmospheric phenomenon known to us as weather? Do you have a passion for meteorology? Do you dream of being a storm chaser one day?

    Join us and other campers as we explore together during Meteorology Mania!
     

    WHY PUTNAM SUMMER CAMPS?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    See our full 2019 Summer Camp list hereSpace is filling up FAST!


    MORE INFORMATION


    Before-care is available for a $5 fee, and lunchtime extended care is provided at no charge for campers who opt to combine two half-day camps for a full-day experience. After-care is not available for half-day camps.

    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.
  • Flight Academy

    Date: July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019

    Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES 3 - 5* | COST: $90 (MEMBERS $80) + $5 carry-on fee

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Students take to the skies and explore the thrills of life at 30,000 feet with dynamic, hands-on, flight-based activities during Flight Academy camp!

    Campers will “fly” alongside the aviation experts of the world, taking quick detours to examine the history of flight as they follow in the footsteps of the Wright brothers and da Vinci by creating extraordinary flying machines!
     

    WHY PUTNAM SUMMER CAMPS?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    See our full 2019 Summer Camp list hereSpace is filling up FAST!


    MORE INFORMATION


    Before-care is available for a $5 fee, and lunchtime extended care is provided at no charge for campers who opt to combine two half-day camps for a full-day experience. After-care is not available for half-day camps.

    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.
  • American Girl Camp

    Date: July 01, 2019 - July 02, 2019

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

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES 1 - 3* | COST: $75

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Bring yourself and your favorite American Girl doll for fun crafts and girl power at the Putnam during American Girl Camp!

    Discover the real-life adventures of the brave American Girls who helped to shape the United States while you explore the Putnam artifacts that the American Girls used during everyday life. Learn more about yourself and how YOU can you make a difference!
     

    WHY PUTNAM SUMMER CAMPS?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    See our full 2019 Summer Camp list hereSpace is filling up FAST!


    MORE INFORMATION


    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.
  • Artiste de Voyage

    Date: July 01, 2019 - July 02, 2019

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

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES 4 - 6* | COST: $75 + $5 artist fee

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Seeking creative, adventurous and curious kids: At Artiste de Voyage, campers will learn exciting techniques to make beautiful art projects inspired by cultures from around the globe!

    We will visit Indonesia, Japan, Mexico and India. Gain insight into these cultures and bring home amazing creations to share their knowledge and art with their family and friends!
     

    WHY PUTNAM SUMMER CAMPS?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    See our full 2019 Summer Camp list hereSpace is filling up FAST!


    MORE INFORMATION


    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.
  • Engineering Kids Camp: Full Day Camp (Monday)

    Date: July 22, 2019

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

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES 3 - 5* | COST: $37

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Engineering Kids Camp is an exciting, engaging experience for your young innovator — and one of the Putnam's most popular and longest running summer camps!

    Fun, imaginative sessions including LEGO® robotics, a GIANT Screen 3D film, the opportunity to create and learn side by side engineers from Iowa State University and the Quad City Engineering & Science Council await your camper!

    Engineering Camps run all week starting July 22! Check out the full list hereSpace is filling up FAST!
     
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: No before- or after-care available is available throughout the week of Engineering Camp. Please remember to PACK A BROWN-BAG LUNCH for this action-packed day! Camp fee includes shirt and a GIANT Screen film.
     

    WHY PUTNAM SUMMER CAMPS?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    MORE INFORMATION


    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.

    THANK YOU!


    Engineering Kids Camps are generously sponsored by the Iowa State University College of Engineering and Quad City Engineering & Science Council.

      


  • Engineering Kids Camp: Full Day Camp (Tuesday)

    Date: July 23, 2019

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

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES 6 - 8* | COST: $37

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Engineering Kids Camp is an exciting, engaging experience for your young innovator — and one of the Putnam's most popular and longest running summer camps!

    Fun, imaginative sessions including LEGO® robotics, a GIANT Screen 3D film, the opportunity to create and learn side by side engineers from Iowa State University and the Quad City Engineering & Science Council await your camper!

    Engineering Camps run all week starting July 22! Check out the full list hereSpace is filling up FAST!
     
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: No before- or after-care available is available throughout the week of Engineering Camp. Please remember to PACK A BROWN-BAG LUNCH for this action-packed day! Camp fee includes shirt and a GIANT Screen film.
     

    WHY PUTNAM SUMMER CAMPS?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    MORE INFORMATION


    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.

    THANK YOU!


    Engineering Kids Camps are generously sponsored by the Iowa State University College of Engineering and Quad City Engineering & Science Council.

      


  • Engineering Kids Camp: Full Day Camp (Girls Day)

    Date: July 26, 2019

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

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES 3 - 8* | COST: $37

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Engineering Kids Camp is an exciting, engaging experience for your young innovator — and one of the Putnam's most popular and longest running summer camps! This special day is just for GIRLS!

    Fun, imaginative sessions including LEGO® robotics, a GIANT Screen 3D film, the opportunity to create and learn side by side engineers from Iowa State University and the Quad City Engineering & Science Council await your camper!
     
    Engineering Camps run all week starting July 22! Check out the full list hereSpace is filling up FAST!

    • IMPORTANT NOTE: No before- or after-care available is available throughout the week of Engineering Camp. Please remember to PACK A BROWN-BAG LUNCH for this action-packed day! Camp fee includes shirt and a GIANT Screen film.
     

    WHY PUTNAM SUMMER CAMPS?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    MORE INFORMATION


    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.

    THANK YOU!


    Engineering Kids Camps are generously sponsored by the Iowa State University College of Engineering and Quad City Engineering & Science Council.

      


  • Engineering Kids Camp: FIRST LEGO League Camp (Wednesday AM)

    Date: July 24, 2019

    Time: 9 a.m. to Noon

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES k - 2* | COST: $20

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Engineering Kids Camp is an exciting, engaging experience for your young innovator — and one of the Putnam's most popular and longest running summer camps! New this year, don't miss half-day FIRST LEGO League Jr. Camps!

    Fun, imaginative sessions including LEGO® robotics, a GIANT Screen 3D film, the opportunity to create and learn side by side engineers from Iowa State University and the Quad City Engineering & Science Council await your camper!

    Engineering Camps run all week starting July 22! Check out the full list hereSpace is filling up FAST!
     
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: No before- or after-care available is available throughout the week of Engineering Camp. Camp fee includes shirt and a GIANT Screen film.
     

    WHY PUTNAM SUMMER CAMPS?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    MORE INFORMATION


    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.

    THANK YOU!


    Engineering Kids Camps are generously sponsored by the Iowa State University College of Engineering and Quad City Engineering & Science Council.

      


  • Engineering Kids Camp: FIRST LEGO League Camp (Wednesday PM)

    Date: July 24, 2019

    Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES K - 2* | COST: $20

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Engineering Kids Camp is an exciting, engaging experience for your young innovator — and one of the Putnam's most popular and longest running summer camps! New this year, don't miss half-day FIRST LEGO League Jr. Camps!

    Fun, imaginative sessions including LEGO® robotics, a GIANT Screen 3D film, the opportunity to create and learn side by side engineers from Iowa State University and the Quad City Engineering & Science Council await your camper!

    Engineering Camps run all week starting July 22! Check out the full list hereSpace is filling up FAST!
     
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: No before- or after-care available is available throughout the week of Engineering Camp. Camp fee includes shirt and a GIANT Screen film.
     

    WHY PUTNAM SUMMER CAMPS?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    MORE INFORMATION


    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.

    THANK YOU!


    Engineering Kids Camps are generously sponsored by the Iowa State University College of Engineering and Quad City Engineering & Science Council.

      


  • Engineering Kids Camp: FIRST LEGO League Camp (Thursday AM)

    Date: July 25, 2019

    Time: 9 a.m. to Noon

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES K - 2* | COST: $20

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Engineering Kids Camp is an exciting, engaging experience for your young innovator — and one of the Putnam's most popular and longest running summer camps! New this year, don't miss half-day FIRST LEGO League Jr. Camps!

    Fun, imaginative sessions including LEGO® robotics, a GIANT Screen 3D film, the opportunity to create and learn side by side engineers from Iowa State University and the Quad City Engineering & Science Council await your camper!

    Engineering Camps run all week starting July 22! Check out the full list hereSpace is filling up FAST!
     
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: No before- or after-care available is available throughout the week of Engineering Camp. Camp fee includes shirt and a GIANT Screen film.
     

    WHY PUTNAM SUMMER CAMPS?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    MORE INFORMATION


    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.

    THANK YOU!


    Engineering Kids Camps are generously sponsored by the Iowa State University College of Engineering and Quad City Engineering & Science Council.

      


  • Engineering Kids Camp: FIRST LEGO League Camp (Thursday PM)

    Date: July 25, 2019

    Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES K - 2* | COST: $20

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Engineering Kids Camp is an exciting, engaging experience for your young innovator — and one of the Putnam's most popular and longest running summer camps! New this year, don't miss half-day FIRST LEGO League Jr. Camps!

    Fun, imaginative sessions including LEGO® robotics, a GIANT Screen 3D film, the opportunity to create and learn side by side engineers from Iowa State University and the Quad City Engineering & Science Council await your camper!

    Engineering Camps run all week starting July 22! Check out the full list hereSpace is filling up FAST!
     
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: No before- or after-care available is available throughout the week of Engineering Camp. Camp fee includes shirt and a GIANT Screen film.
     

    WHY PUTNAM SUMMER CAMPS?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    MORE INFORMATION


    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.

    THANK YOU!


    Engineering Kids Camps are generously sponsored by the Iowa State University College of Engineering and Quad City Engineering & Science Council.

      


  • "Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure" Sensory-Friendly Showing

    Date: May 12, 2019

    Time: 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum and Science Center





    The Putnam GIANT Screen Theater will premiere the next sensory-friendly film experience on Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m. with the film "Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure."

    What is sensory-friendly?  It’s a movie modified to be “friendlier” to the senses that affect those with disabilities. Changes to the environment and film experience include: dimmed but not turned off theater lights, lower volume, all movies in 2D, little to no trailers before the movie and handicapped access to theater.

    Guests of all ages have the freedom to move around and make noise during the show, as well as bring in outside food and drink to suit their dietary needs! A designated “chill out zone” is available outside of the theater to provide comfort for those attending. 
     
    Tickets are $5 per person using promo code ASQC at checkout. Tickets are available HERE.

    This ticket gives patrons access to the film in the theater as well as “chill out zones” if any patron feels the need to leave the theater and calm down in a quiet area. 
     
    Sensory-friendly films at the Putnam are proudly supported by the Autism Society of the Quad Cities. The Autism Society of America, the national chapter, aided in suggesting the guidelines set in place for the theater showings. 

    For more information on autism sensory-friendly film showings on the GIANT screen, call 563-324-1933.

    New to Sensory-Friendly Films at the Putnam? Download the Resource Guide!

  • Quad Cities Museum Week!

    Date: June 08, 2019 - June 16, 2019

    Time: ALL WEEK

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER


    Celebrate the 5th year of this annual June event in the Quad Cities! Museum Week was created to celebrate our region’s museums, their amazing collections, stories, history and their importance to communities. In fact, with 14 participating museums to visit, there is something for everyone and for every interest.
     
    For one week only during Museum Week, you'll enjoy BUY ONE GET ONE FREE museum admission at the Putnam from June 8 to 16!
     

    ABOUT MUSEUM WEEK

     
    During Quad Cities Museum Week, local museums offer discounts, special events/exhibits or tours, making it the perfect time for families and friends to get out and explore. Each participating museum features its own unique theme, history, galleries and exhibits making each experience different! See what exhibits are waiting for you at the Putnam!
     
    You’ll also enjoy the new Scavenger Hunt this year, and of course, the Museum Geocache that is available throughout the year.
     
    Come on out and explore! Be sure to tweet and post about your Museum Week experiences using #qcmuseumweek. To find out more about the event, the scavenger hunt, geocache and all our museums are offering, please visit www.qcmuseumweek.com.

  • “The Great Planet Adventures” Discovery Dome Showing

    Date: May 11, 2019

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

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Gear up for the FINAL Discovery Dome showing of the season with an encore viewing of one of the Putnam's newest mobile planetarium shows!

    Break free from Earth's gravity on Saturday, May 11, with "The Great Planet Adventures," which explores the wild terrain of different planets and their moons!

    "The Great Planet Adventures" puts you in the seat of some of the wildest rides of our solar system! Zip-line across the scorched Mercury, snowmobile in icy Pluto and glide over the otherworldly lakes of Titan!

    The Dome experience is fully immersive, and viewers are presented with planetarium-style videos and images from an advanced dual-mirror projection system.

    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 dome is also wheelchair accessible.

    EXPERIENCE 'the great planet ADVENTURES'

     
    "The Great Planet Adventure" show times: 11:15 a.m. | 12:15 p.m. | 1:30 p.m. 
     
    Pricing
      • $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.


    THANK YOU!


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    The Discovery Dome is generously sponsored by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union.
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    "The Great Planet Adventure" is generously sponsored by Arconic Foundation.

  • Story Time in the GIANT Screen Theater: "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"

    Date: April 23, 2019

    Time: 10:15 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    What happens when you give a mouse a cookie? Do mice even eat cookies? Let's find out together during the April 23 Story Time on the GIANT Screen — for FREE!

    Join Ms. Patty in a reading of the classic children's book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond.

    You won't be able to say "no" to this charming tale read in the Putnam's GIANT Screen Theater, as well as a scrumptious craft activity for you and your child!

    Story Time is FREE and recommended for children ages 3-6. We ask that you arrive with plenty of time to sign in and find a seat. Parents must attend with their child.

    Questions? Contact Patty Schuch at 563-336-7285 or pschuch@putnam.org for more information.

  • Learning Lounge: No Worries

    Date: May 02, 2019

    Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum and Science Center





    In our harried lives, we forget fun. And who has time to be imaginative?
     
    On Thursday, May 2, you will escape to an artful, imagination-fueled, fun event with the Learning Lounge workshop No Worries!
     
    Pamela Crouch, executive director of Living Proof Exhibit, will bring the arts to you as you channel your creativity to de-stress. With 14 years' experience at ComedySportz Quad Cities, Pamela will tickle your imagination bone as you giggle, play and create!
    The Putnam’s adult learning workshop celebrates self-care through hands-on exercises. Lifelong learners will enjoy refreshments with fresh and make new friends in a laidback atmosphere. For just $30, your reservation includes appetizers and a complimentary cocktail. 

    You won't want to miss the final Learning Lounge workshop of the season — SPACE IS LIMITED! Preregistration is required by May 1 at 5 p.m. Get your tickets here!

    For more information, call Relationship Advancement Director Michele Darland at 563-336-7295.

    NOTE: You must be 21 or older to enjoy the Learning Lounge.

     

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

    The Spring 2019 semester of the Putnam's Learning Lounge is generously sponsored by Nelson Chiropractic.

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  • World Adventure Series: The Silk Road

    Date: April 23, 2019

    Time: 2 & 6 p.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER


    Discover the famous trade route that connected the East with the West during the next World Adventures Series! One day only, on Tuesday, April 23, you won't want to miss "The Silk Road" on the GIANT Screen and an exclusive talk by a Putnam curator.

    Find out how a 4,000-mile journey by Marco Polo opened the trade route to greater traffic as cultures, ideas and goods spread from continent to continent with "The Silk Road."

    Directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Marlin Darrah, this brilliant travel movie will take you through five countries and thirty cities bridging Eastern Asia with Europe. Visit these exotic lands and learn about their cultures, modern traditions and histories. Show times are at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

    Ticket prices are $9 for adults, $8 for students/seniors/military and $8 for youth (3-18). Putnam members receive $1 off ticket prices.

    For tickets and for more information, please call 563-324-1933.
  • Explorers/Explorers Jr.: May the 4th Be With YOU!

    Date: May 04, 2019

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location:


    Has your child ever wondered about the gravitational force of the Death Star? Just how did speed racers fly? Let them channel that curiosity through a variety of activities focused on these Star Wars physics problems during the Explorers/Explorers Jr.: "May the 4th Be With YOU!"

    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.


    Register via phone, by calling 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. Scholarship resources may also be available. Questions? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org.

    Drop off begins at 8:45 a.m. for this fun and engaging workshop.

    *Students must be 4 years old.

  • Barking Bazaar!

    Date: April 27, 2019

    Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Location: The Putnam's Grand Lobby


    Shop for your four-legged best friend and explore the variety of treats, services and more during the FREE Barking Bazaar, April 27 at the Putnam!

    Get to know some of the most dedicated local vendors specializing in everything canine friendly — from dog grooming, to baked goods, to pet portraits, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.! 

    During this fun shopping event just for dog-lovers, visitors may also meet and adopt rescue pets from King's Harvest Pet Rescue No-Kill Shelter and the Quad City Animal Welfare Center!

    Enter to win a prize* when you purchase tickets to any of the day's showings of Superpower Dogs 3D on the GIANT Screen, which follows the stories of some of the world's bravest dogs and their real-life superpowers!

    Superpower Dogs 3D plays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Movie tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for youth/senior/military/college students or $5 as an add-on to paid museum admission. Find more showings

    * Every ticket you purchase to Superpower Dogs 3D during this event enters you to win one of three oversize plush dogs to take home!
     

    want to get involved?


    The Putnam is accepting vendors for the Barking Bazaar. For more information, call Relationship Advancement Director Michele Darland at 563-336-7295 or mdarland@putnam.org.

  • Code, Create & Animate!

    Date: June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019

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

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    Grades 3 - 5* | COST: $175 (Members $165)

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Calling all kids who have great imaginations, enjoy figuring out how things work or simply love technology! Code, Create & Animate gives you the tools you need to explore coding and robotics, regardless of your skill level!

    Campers will learn basic coding for our resident robots and learn how to code an interactive story or create a game using SCRATCH!

    This summer, campers will meet the Putnam's NEW “cobot” (collaborative robot), Baxter, and learn what it takes to train him. See what this 306-pound machine is capable of with Baxter's 8.5-foot arm span, and see emotions expressed with his animated eyes. 


    why putnam summer camps?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    See our full 2019 Summer Camp list here. Space is filling up FAST!


    more information


    Before- and after-care is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. only for full-day weeklong camps for an additional charge ($5 before; $5 after; or $10 per day).

    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.
  • Create Your Own Superhero

    Date: July 08, 2019 - July 12, 2019

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

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES 4 - 6* | COST: $175 (MEMBERS $165)

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Whether you are new to the superhero world or a lifelong fan, come join us at the Putnam to learn how to create your own superhero with the ALL NEW camp Create Your Own Superhero!

    Whether you’ve never drawn before or are an experienced artist, you’ll have fun writing and illustrating your very own comic book. Discover the world of superheroes and then create your own!


    WHY putnam SUMMER CAMPs?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    See our full 2019 Summer Camp list hereSpace is filling up FAST!


    MORE INFORMATION


    Before- and after-care is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. only for full-day weeklong camps for an additional charge ($5 before; $5 after; or $10 per day).

    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.
  • Survival: Camp Z

    Date: July 29, 2019 - August 02, 2019

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

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES 4 - 6* | COST: $175 (MEMBERS $165) + $5 S.O.S. Handbook Fee

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    Join other survivalists to discover the necessary skills to outlast the zombie apocalypse with the return of the popular Survival: Camp Z!

    Learn what will help you survive in the wilderness: edible plants, water filtration, dangerous animals and first aid, while also discovering skills to help you survive the apocalypse in a city. Build your own shelter, master an obstacle course and disguise yourself as a zombie.
     

    WHY putnam SUMMER CAMPs?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    See our full 2019 Summer Camp list hereSpace is filling up FAST!


    MORE INFORMATION


    Before- and after-care is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. only for full-day weeklong camps for an additional charge ($5 before; $5 after; or $10 per day).

    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.
  • Jr. Oceanographers

    Date: June 03, 2019 - June 07, 2019

    Time: 9 a.m. to Noon

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    GRADES k - 2* | COST: $90 (MEMBERS $80) 

    Scholarship opportunities are available.

    How do animals survive in the deep sea? Do fish have a sense of smell? Why do some objects float in the ocean and others sink?

    Investigate these questions and more as you learn about the creatures in the ocean with Jr. Oceanographers. Let's discover how our ocean works!
     

    WHY PUTNAM SUMMER CAMPS?


    Despite the abundance of summer programming options, students still return to school feeling sluggish and suffering from what teachers call the "summer slide." The Putnam helps students avoid this decline in skills with summer camps that strike a winning balance of fun, education and care.

    See our full 2019 Summer Camp list hereSpace is filling up FAST!


    MORE INFORMATION


    Before-care is available for a $5 fee, and lunchtime extended care is provided at no charge for campers who opt to combine two half-day camps for a full-day experience. After-care is not available for half-day camps.

    Got a question? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    * Camps intended for students entering these grades in the fall.
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