• Story Time in the GIANT Screen Theater presents "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

    Date: March 31, 2018

    Time: 10:30 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center

    How can something so small have such an ENORMOUS appetite?  

    Find out what's buggin' one particular red-faced caterpillar with a reading of one of the most well-known children's classics of all time — "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" — Saturday, March 31, at the Putnam!

    You and your child won't forget this FREE Story Time as you follow along with this gem of a children's book, written and flawlessly illustrated by Eric Carle. Experience Carle's beautiful art style in crisp detail on the Putnam's newly revamped GIANT Screen!

    PARENTS: BRING A PAINT SMOCK! After the story, Ms. Patty will lead a fun activity for you and your child that's sure to please!

    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.

  • “Back to the Moon for Good” Discovery Dome Showing

    Date: April 14, 2018

    Time: 11 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center

    Reaching the moon was one of humanity's greatest extraterrestrial feats — but when will we finally return to earth's only permanent natural satellite for good?

    Glimpse into the future with the award-winning planetarium show “Back to the Moon for Good.” This feature chronicles teams around the world as they compete for the largest international prize in history — by landing a robotic spacecraft on the moon. Learn how the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE hopes to spur innovation through competition, and meet the teams competing to land a spacecraft on the moon.
    The Dome experience is fully immersive, and viewers are presented with visuals by a projector that displays images using an advanced two-mirror 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.
    The Discover Dome is a mobile planetarium and therefore does not have permanent seating. There are some chairs available inside, but most seating is on the floor. Please ask for seating assistance if necessary.

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    “Back to the Moon for Good” will play at 11 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
    Price: $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.

  • Family Fun Night: Into the Wild

    Date: April 20, 2018

    Time: 5-8:30 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center

    Discover the importance of the outdoors and the different species that call it home in the FINAL FREE Family Fun Night of the school year on April 20 at 5p.m.

    Bring you family to learn about animal habitats, what animals eat in the wild and what they do to survive. In addition, you will learn about safety protocols, what to do if you are stranded, what plants you can eat and how to track.

    At 6:30 p.m., explore the vast terraints of Africa in “Wild Africa 3D” on the GIANT Screen. Adult movie tickets are $8.50, and youth tickets (3-18) are $7. Members save $1 on movie tickets!

    Other activities during Family Fun Night: Into the Wild include:
              ~Plant information tables on poisonous vs. non-poisonous plants
              ~Demonstrations from Boy Scout Troops on knots, animal tracking prints, safe hiking tips, backpacking and camping
              ~Visit from QC Botanical Center on plants from the forest, wild flowers, edible plants and more!
              ~Talking skulls program- partake in the mystery skull challenge
              ~And MUCH more!

    For questions, please contact Brittany Glass at bglass@putnam.org
  • 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: 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.

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