• Explorers/Explorers Jr: Small Engineers; Big Ideas

    Date: February 02, 2019

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

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center

    Building, creating and innovating isn't just for adults, it's also for the little engineer in your family. Let your child's creativity run wild, during Explorers/Explorers Jr.: Small Engineers; Big Ideas!
    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. For questions, contact Bridget Boyd-Carlson, Educational Services Coordinator, at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org

    NOTE: Explorers/Explorers Jr. are drop-off programs; the sign-in period begins at 8:45 a.m.

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

  • Ancestry World Map Project

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 19, 2019

    Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


    The Putnam's fascinating new exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different? opens Jan. 26, and YOU BELONG in it!

    Help us complete this upcoming exhibit on Friday, Jan. 18, and Saturday, Jan. 19, by sharing YOUR family's heritage in our Ancestry World Map project during this free two-day event!

    By participating in this true community-driven effort to help visualize and celebrate our area's diversity, you will get a FREE pass for admission you can use to see the new RACE exhibit once it opens.

    how to get involved

    On Jan. 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. bring the results from your ancestry kit or documents from your own genealogical research to the Putnam. Your results will be added to an over-sized map in the Grand Lobby that same day, which will show your strongest ancestry connections alongside those of other Putnam visitors.

    Once completed, portions of this project will be maintained in the Putnam's permanent archive! *

    exhibit opens jan. 26!

    Through science, history and cultural study, the Putnam's newest exhibit — RACE: Are We So Different? — encourages visitors to explore human variation and its impact on our lives. Learn more.

    * Your personal ancestry results will go home with you. The Putnam will not keep your results; they are only to be used to create the line on the map that represents your ancestry.

    thanks to our sponsor

    The Putnam's Ancestry World Map project is generously sponsored by:

  • Magnetism: Defending the Planet, Defining the Cosmos - Discovery Dome

    Date: February 09, 2019

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

    Location: Putnam Museum and Science Center

    From dazzling auroras to the invisible force that protects us all from harmful particles from the sun and the galaxy — magnetism is all around us.

    With "Magnetism: Defending the Planet, Defining the Cosmos" — a mobile planetarium show in the Putnam's Discovery Dome — you'll discover how this powerful, misunderstood force shields our oceans from solar winds and how scientists are working to understand the magnetic connection between the Earth and the Sun!

    “Magnetism” will play at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    $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.
  • Story Time in the GIANT Screen Theater presents "Guess How Much I Love You"

    Date: January 22, 2019

    Time: 10:15 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center

    Guess how much you'll LOVE the next FREE Story Time at the Putnam...THIS MUCH!

    Join a Putnam educator on Jan. 22 as they read the book "Guess How Much I Love You," by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram, as it is projected on the GIANT Screen.

    The love for family is never ending.  Little Nut Brown Hare tells his Daddy how much he loves him. But can you really measure your love? 

    After the story, educators will lead a fun Valentines activity for you and your child that's sure to please!

    NOTE: Story Time is FREE, but we ask that you arrive with plenty of time to sign in and find a seat. Late arrivals will not be permitted in the theater.

    This event is recommended for children ages 3-6. Parents must attend with their child.
    Questions? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at bboyd-carlson@putnam.org or 563-336-7308.

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