• Museum Day Live! Visit the Putnam for FREE!

    Date: September 22, 2018

    Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


    Want to visit the Putnam for free?! Now you can! 
    Through a partnership with the Smithsonian, Museum Day Live! allows guests to visit the Putnam Museum & Science Center for free for one day only!

    In order to receive two free general admission passes, participants MUST register for tickets on the Museum Day Live! website. The free passes are good only on Sept. 22, for 2 general admission passes. These passes will NOT include GIANT Screen documentary admission.
    For questions or more information, contact Amanda Crosby at acrosby@putnam.org or 563-336-7291.

  • World Adventure Series: Discovering the Dutch with Sandy Mortimer

    Date: October 09, 2018

    Time: 2 & 6 p.m.


    The World Adventures Series returns Tuesday, Oct. 9, with two special showings of “Discovering the Dutch” at 2 and 6 p.m., and a talk by filmmaker Sandy Mortimer.

    "Discovering the Dutch" goes beyond the clich├ęs and gabled houses and into the stories of history already made — as well as today’s life and history in the making. Explore 9 of the 12 lowland Provinces, each with its own unique culture and origin.

    Discover Amsterdam, an area transforming through immigration and teeming with countless modes of transportation. Travel from the chaos of the western side, to the northern, southern and eastern borders, where the pastoral beauty and quaint charm is unbelievable.
    About the filmmaker: As a flight attendant, public speaker and travel consultant for American Airlines, Sandy Mortimer traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world. During the late ‘70s, she became a news reporter and on-air personality for a CBS television station, and has worked on travel documentaries for over three decades.

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

    Don't miss out on this presentation — just one day at the Putnam. Click here to download the 2018-19 World Adventure Travel Series registration form.

    For questions and more information, please call 563-324-1933.
  • Explorers/Explorers Jr.: Ocean Exploration

    Date: October 06, 2018

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.


    Less than 10 percent of creatures in the ocean have been identified, according to National Geographic. Ever wonder what's lurking in the ocean's depths?

    Your Explorers/Explorers Jr. in pre-K through Grade 5 will discover life in the seas through fun activities led by Putnam educators during the hands-on Ocean Exploration workshop, Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m.

    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 Bridget Boyd-Carlson, Educational Services Coordinator at 563.336.7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org with any questions.

    * Child MUST be 4 years old to participate in the Explorers Jr. workshop.

  • Family Fun Night: Science aLIVE!

    Date: September 21, 2018

    Time: 5-8:30 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center

    Have you ever seen a genie coaxed out of the bottle? How about someone throwing a fireball in the air? NOW YOU CAN!

    Come discover all the ways science lives in the world around us with real life demonstrations from our Putnam educators during this FREE “Science aLIVE!” Family Fun Night on Sept. 21 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    At 6:30 p.m., “Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D” will be playing on the GIANT Screen. 

    All activities in the Grand Lobby are FREE to the public. Admission will be required to experience the museum and science center, and theater ticket purchases are required for viewing the evening film. Adult movie tickets are $9 and youth tickets (3-18) are $8.

    For more questions, contact Lakin Sheeder at lscheeder@putnam.org.
  • Story Time in the GIANT Screen Theater

    Date: September 25, 2018

    Time: 10:15 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center

    Bring your little cloud gazer to our next Story Time on the GIANT Screen with Eric Carle’s "Little Cloud!"

    Join Ms. Patty as she follows a fluffy white cloud to see what he does for fun. Does he play with friends or will he be busy raining?

    After the story, Ms. Patty will lead a FUN CRAFT ACTIVITY that's sure to be a hit for you and your child!

    This month's book, written by Eric Carle, celebrates the possibilities of imagination with textured collages of sky-blue and white in a story that will encourage the youngest child to read clouds!

    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.

  • Yoga & Wine Down Wednesday at the Putnam

    Date: September 26, 2018

    Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


    Unwind with midweek yoga and wine on the Putnam's Lardner Balcony, overlooking the beautiful Mississippi River! 

    Grab your yoga mat and a friend as you enjoy cocktails and good company starting at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 26! Beginning at 6, Nora Coyne-Logan, of Breathe Bend & Balance, will guide you in a 60-minute class — perfect for all skill levels and abilities. A cash bar will remain open after class until 7:30.

    Yoga & Wine Down Wednesday lets you break up your week and connect with friends, and proceeds benefit the Putnam's education programming, which impacts over 35,000 school children each year!

    Register in advance or at the door for just $10! 
         • 5:30 - 6 p.m. — Pre-Yoga Cocktail Time
         • 6 - 7 p.m. — Yoga
         • 7 - 7:30 p.m. — Post-Yoga Cocktail Time
    Nora Coyne-Logan, of Breathe Bend & Balance is a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

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