• "Saving Brinton" on the GIANT Screen

    Date: October 26, 2017

    Time: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    When eccentric Iowa collector Michael Zahs discovers the show reels of the man who brought moving pictures to the Heartland, he begins a journey to restore the legacy of America’s greatest barnstorming movie man and save these irreplaceable cinematic treasures from turning to dust.
     
    Join Michael Zahs and the Saving Brinton filmmakers as they present their Barnstorming Brinton Iowa Tour to celebrate the release of their documentary feature film. Following the screening, Zahs and the film team will answer questions from the audience.
     
    Saving Brinton will premiere on the GIANT Screen at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the film and Q&A session are $8.50.
     
    For questions or more information contact Amanda Crosby at acrosby@putnam.org or 563-336-7291.

  • Polar Express Pajama Party

    Date: December 14, 2017

    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Families of all ages can expect tons of fun while attending a Polar Express Pajama Party. Along with the showing of The Polar Express 3D on our GIANT Screen in your pj’s there will be the following holiday activities: face painting, a hot chocolate station, a make-n-take sleigh bell station, holiday tic-tac-toe, a souvenir Putnam ornament and a lights-out adventure through the museum exhibits. This event has proven to be tons of fun for the entire family –don’t forget to bring your flashlight!

    Movie will show at 6:00p.m.

    Adult tickets are $10. This price includes a souvenir mug, hot chocolate, and a seat in the movie theater. Youth tickets are $13 and include a souvenir mug, sleigh bell, a seat in the movie theater, and all of the holiday activities.

    And if you can't make to this Polar Express Pajama Party check out the other dates that we have parties scheduled for:

    Friday, December 15th: 3-9 pm (Movies at 3:45pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm)
    Saturday, December 16th: 3-9 pm 
    (Movies at 3:45pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm)
    Sunday, December 17th: 12-9 pm (Movies at 12:30pm, 3pm and 5:30pm)

    Tickets go on sale to Putnam Members Friday, November 3rd, 2017. Tickets for all others go on sale Friday, November 17th.
     
    Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link above or by calling 563-324-1933.

  • Polar Express Pajama Party

    Date: December 15, 2017

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

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    Families of all ages can expect tons of fun while attending a Polar Express Pajama Party. Along with the showing of The Polar Express 3D on our GIANT Screen in your pj’s there will be the following holiday activities: face painting, a hot chocolate station, a make-n-take sleigh bell station, holiday tic-tac-toe, a souvenir Putnam ornament and a lights-out adventure through the museum exhibits. This event has proven to be tons of fun for the entire family –don’t forget to bring your flashlight!

    Movie will show at 3:45pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm

    Adult tickets are $10. This price includes a souvenir mug, hot chocolate, and a seat in the movie theater. Youth tickets are $13 and include a souvenir mug, sleigh bell, a seat in the movie theater, and all of the holiday activities.

    And if you can't make to this Polar Express Pajama Party check out the other dates that we have parties scheduled for:

    Thursday, December 14th: 5-9 pm (Movie at 6pm)
    Saturday, December 16th: 3-9 pm (Movies at 3:45pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm)
    Sunday, December 17th: 12-9 pm (Movies at 12:30pm, 3pm and 5:30pm)

    Tickets go on sale to Putnam Members Friday, November 3rd, 2017. Tickets for all others go on sale Friday, November 17th.
     
    Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link above or by calling 563-324-1933.

  • Polar Express Pajama Party

    Date: December 16, 2017

    Time: 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Families of all ages can expect tons of fun while attending a Polar Express Pajama Party. Along with the showing of The Polar Express 3D on our GIANT Screen in your pj’s there will be the following holiday activities: face painting, a hot chocolate station, a make-n-take sleigh bell station, holiday tic-tac-toe, a souvenir Putnam ornament and a lights-out adventure through the museum exhibits. This event has proven to be tons of fun for the entire family –don’t forget to bring your flashlight!

    Movie will show at 3:45pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm

    Adult tickets are $10. This price includes a souvenir mug, hot chocolate, and a seat in the movie theater. Youth tickets are $13 and include a souvenir mug, sleigh bell, a seat in the movie theater, and all of the holiday activities.

    And if you can't make to this Polar Express Pajama Party check out the other dates that we have parties scheduled for:

    Thursday, December 14th: 5-9 pm (Movie at 6pm)
    Friday, December 15th: 3-9 pm (Movies at 3:45pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm)
    Sunday, December 17th: 12-9 pm (Movies at 12:30pm, 3pm and 5:30pm)

    Tickets go on sale to Putnam Members Friday, November 3rd, 2017. Tickets for all others go on sale Friday, November 17th.
     
    Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link above or by calling 563-324-1933.

  • Polar Express Pajama Party

    Date: December 17, 2017

    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Families of all ages can expect tons of fun while attending a Polar Express Pajama Party. Along with the showing of The Polar Express 3D on our GIANT Screen in your pj’s there will be the following holiday activities: face painting, a hot chocolate station, a make-n-take sleigh bell station, holiday tic-tac-toe, a souvenir Putnam ornament and a lights-out adventure through the museum exhibits. This event has proven to be tons of fun for the entire family –don’t forget to bring your flashlight!

    Movie will show at 3:45pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm

    Adult tickets are $10. This price includes a souvenir mug, hot chocolate, and a seat in the movie theater. Youth tickets are $13 and include a souvenir mug, sleigh bell, a seat in the movie theater, and all of the holiday activities.

    And if you can't make to this Polar Express Pajama Party check out the other dates that we have parties scheduled for:

    Thursday, December 14th: 5-9 pm (Movie at 6pm)
    Friday, December 15th: 3-9 pm (Movies at 3:45pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm)
    Saturday, December 16th: 12-9 pm (Movies at 3:45pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm)

    Tickets go on sale to Putnam Members Friday, November 3rd, 2017. Tickets for all others go on sale Friday, November 17th.
     
    Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link above or by calling 563-324-1933.

  • Family Fun Night

    Date: October 20, 2017

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

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Have you ever wondered what is beyond the stars? Do you know how to find the Big Dipper? Join us to find out more in our “Adventures in Space” themed Family Fun Night!

    During the event, NASA's Journey to Tomorrow Trailer will be on-site visiting from the Glenn Outreach Center. At 6:30 p.m., “Hidden Universe 3D” will play 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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  • Family Fun Night

    Date: November 17, 2017

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

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Chemistry can be FUN! You’re not going to want to miss these science aLIVE! demonstrations during this explosive Family Fun Night!
     
    Learn about atoms and molecules, acids and bases, chemical reactions and more with activities and science experiments happening throughout the Grand Lobby.
     
    At 6:30 p.m. Mysteries of the Unseen World 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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  • 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: Superior, Land of the Woodland Drummer

    Date: November 14, 2017

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

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Surrounding the great inland sea called Superior, is some of the most beautiful and exciting wilderness country in North America. The lake itself surrounds a unique and wild archipelago called Isle Royale National Park. And while some of the wildlife in this part of the world may be familiar to many, it’s rarely seen as intimately as in this visit. 
     
    As we immerse ourselves into this wonderland,  we share the life cycles of all who live here, whether year round or seasonally.  From the tiniest of fairy shrimp… to black bears, river otters, bald eagles, wolves and moose…as well as the ruffed grouse...the Woodland Drummer. And share the rarely seen rituals of courtship as the male finds his “drumming log” and becomes the epitome of wilderness splendor. 

    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: 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: The Kitchen, Not Just for Cooking!

    Date: November 04, 2017

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

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    The kitchen can be an exciting place…not only for the food BUT the chemical reactions that happen when items from your pantry are mixed together! Join us for an explosive good time!

    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: Rockin' Robotics

    Date: December 02, 2017

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

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Robots aren’t just cool –they ROCK! In this workshop Explorers will meet the Putnam’s programmable robots, Dot and Dash, and learn about robots small and large!

    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: The Wild Ocean

    Date: January 06, 2018

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

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    What would life be like as a dolphin, shark or coral reef? Let’s explore the relationship between humans and the oceans to discover the impact our everyday life has on the Earth’s oceans!

    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: 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, Educational Services Coordinator at 563.336.7290 or email blgass@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.


  • “Flight Adventures” Discovery Dome Showing

    Date: November 11, 2017

    Time: 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Get ready to explore how birds, kites and planes fly in the Discovery Dome show “Flight Adventures”! Learn about the history and future of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel that might put YOU on the moon someday. 

    The Dome experience is fully immersive and viewers are presented with videos and images from a 360-degree projector in front, behind, above and on both sides of their seat. Everyone is able to partake in the Discovery Dome experience as the dome has a full size stand-up door that guests can walk through; no crawling or shoe removal is necessary. The door is also wheel chair accessible.

    “Flight Adventures” will play at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

    Price: 
    $4.00 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.

  • Adventures in Space Weekend

    Date: October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017

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

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    The Adventures in Space weekend, hosted by the Putnam Education Department, is a weekend dedicated to space! Throughout the weekend, visitors will be able to visit the museum exhibit halls for FREE as well as check out a variety of shows on our GIANT Screen (regular documentary admission does apply) and visit the NASA Journey to Tomorrow Trailer which will be on-site visiting from the NASA Glenn Outreach Center!

    NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow traveling exhibit immerses visitors in a fun-filled interactive experience, which includes learning stations and engaging activities. Guests will be challenged to think about how aircraft fly; what it’s like to live and work in space; and how the planets orbit the sun.  Current NASA missions are on display inside the trailer such as advanced aeronautics research and our efforts to send future human explorers to Mars and beyond. The exhibit also features a genuine moon rock artifact returned to Earth by the crew of the Apollo 17 lunar landing mission as well as photographs of NASA Glenn Research Center’s early years!

    The Journey to Tomorrow exhibit is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible making it an enjoyable experience for everyone and will be located in the Putnam parking lot for the duration of the weekend.

    Adventures in Space weekend will take place October 20 – October 22 and will be held throughout the Putnam’s Grand Lobby, GIANT Screen theater and parking lot. Regular hours will apply for the weekend: Fri. – Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 12 – 5pm.
     
    Family Fun Night will also be occurring on Friday, October 20 from 5 – 8:30 p.m. however, the Journey to Tomorrow Trailer will only be available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20.

    For questions or more information about this weekend event, contact Brittany Glass at bglass@putnam.org or 563-336-7290.
     
    The Adventures in Space Weekend is generously sponsored by  IHMVCU, the 3M Foundation and the Iowa Space Grant Consortium.

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