• The Three Tenors Holiday Concert

    Date: December 22, 2017

    Time: 6pm

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    On Dec. 22, watch The Three Tenors capture the joy and spirit of the season with their first ever Christmas concert, a pre-recording of their 'live' show from Vienna, featuring performances of international season favorites by the best-selling and world-renowned trio. Hear the sounds of the holiday season during this one time only show will play at 6pm on the GIANT Screen. 

    Tenors: Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo



    Ticket prices:
    Adults: $8.50
    Youth (3-18): $7
    $1 off for Seniors, Military & college students.
    Member ticket prices:
    Adults: $7.50
    Youth (3-18): $6.00
    $1 off for Seniors, Military & college students.
  • "From Earth to the Universe" Discovery Dome Showing

    Date: January 13, 2018

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

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Humanity has marveled at the night sky for millennia, but only recently have we begun to grasp our place in the cosmos. Discover how mankind's understanding of the universe has changed through the centuries and learn about the giant telescopes of today that allow us to explore what was once unimaginable with “From Earth to the Universe.”

    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 which guests can walk through; no crawling or shoe removal is necessary. The door is also wheelchair accessible.

    “From Earth to the Universe” 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.
  • Polar Express Pajama Party- SOLD OUT!

    Date: December 14, 2017

    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Tickets for the public are on sale starting Friday, Nov. 17! 

    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 ornament, hot chocolate and a seat in the movie theater. Youth tickets are $13 and include a souvenir ornament, 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, 6:00pm (SOLD OUT) and 8:15pm)
    Saturday, December 16th: 3-9 pm 
    (Movies at 3:45pm (SOLD OUT), 6:00pm (SOLD OUT) and 8:15pm (SOLD OUT)
    Sunday, December 17th: 12-6:30 pm (Movies at 12:30pm (SOLD OUT), 3pm (SOLD OUT) and 5:30pm)

    Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link above or by calling 563-324-1933.

  • Polar Express Pajama Party- SOLD OUT!

    Date: December 15, 2017

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

    Location:





    Tickets for the public are on sale starting Friday, Nov. 17.

    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 (SOLD OUT), 6:00pm (SOLD OUT) and 8:15pm (SOLD OUT).


    Adult tickets are $10. This price includes a souvenir ornament, hot chocolate and a seat in the movie theater. Youth tickets are $13 and include a souvenir ornament, 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: 5-7 pm (Movie at 6pm- SOLD OUT)
    Saturday, December 16th: 3-9 pm (Movies at 3:45pm (SOLD OUT), 6:00pm (SOLD OUT) and 8:15pm (SOLD OUT))
    Sunday, December 17th: 12-6:30 pm (Movies at 12:30pm (SOLD OUT), 3pm (SOLD OUT) and 5:30pm)

     
    Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link above or by calling 563-324-1933.

  • Polar Express Pajama Party- SOLD OUT!

    Date: December 16, 2017

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

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Tickets for the public go on sale starting Friday, Nov. 17!

    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 (SOLD OUT), 6:00pm (SOLD OUT) and 8:15pm (SOLD OUT)

    Adult tickets are $10. This price includes a souvenir ornament, hot chocolate and a seat in the movie theater. Youth tickets are $13 and include a souvenir ornament, 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: 5-7 pm (Movie at 6pm- SOLD OUT)
    Friday, December 15th: 3-9 pm (Movies at 3:45pm, 6:00pm (SOLD OUT) and 8:15pm)
    Sunday, December 17th: 12-6:30 pm (Movies at 12:30pm (SOLD OUT), 3pm (SOLD OUT) and 5:30pm)

     
    Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link above or by calling 563-324-1933.

  • Polar Express Pajama Party- SOLD OUT!

    Date: December 17, 2017

    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Tickets for the public are on sale starting Friday, Nov. 17!

    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 12:30pm (SOLD OUT), 3:00pm (SOLD OUT) and 5:30pm

    Adult tickets are $10. This price includes a souvenir ornament, hot chocolate and a seat in the movie theater. Youth tickets are $13 and include a souvenir ornament, 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: 5-7 pm (Movie at 6pm- SOLD OUT)
    Friday, December 15th: 3-9 pm (Movies at 3:45pm, 6:00pm (SOLD OUT) and 8:15pm)
    Saturday, December 16th: 3-9 pm (Movies at 3:45pm (SOLD OUT), 6:00pm (SOLD OUT) and 8:15pm (SOLD OUT))

     
    Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link above or by calling 563-324-1933.

  • 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: 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 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, Education Services Coordinator at 563.336.7290 or email bglass@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.


  • Story Time in the GIANT Screen Theater

    Date: December 30, 2017

    Time: 10:30 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Putnam educator Ms. Patty will lead story time on the GIANT screen – an experience that is sure to become a lasting memory! After the story, we’ll have an activity for you and your child. 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.
     
    This month, we will read "The Night Before New Year's" by Natasha Wing, illustrated by Amy Wummer. 
     
    Questions? Contact Patty Schuch at 563-336-7285 or pschuch@putnam.org for more information.

  • December Brew & View

    Date: December 21, 2017

    Time: 5-9PM

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    We all know Thursday is the new Friday!

    Brew & View is a night out made especially for adults. Every third Thursday of each month, young professionals and adults are invited to attend a night out at the Putnam with local craft brews, music, party games and movie on our GIANT Screen.


    December’s featured Film: "Scrooged"
    Don't forget your ugly Christmas sweaters!

    Featured Brews: Vintage Blonde, crisp and light, perfect for those German Style Ale lovers; Rollerdam Red, a malty brew with a subtle tone of peppermint and Carmel; West Cost Style IPA, heavy on the hops, loaded on the flavor –bittered with magnum and holds tones of the vibrant Amarillo Gold Hops!

    Standard bar & wine stock will also be available.

    Doors will open at 5pm with drinks, games and music to follow. “Scrooged” will begin at 7pm.

    Tickets are $15 and include one free drink ticket, pizza, games, music and GIANT Screen movie admission.

    For questions or more information, contact Georgia Stear at gstear@putnam.org or 563-336-7308.

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