• Wild Africa 3D Member Opening

    Date: September 07, 2017

    Time: 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center

    Wild Africa takes audiences on a spectacular journey across, over, and through the magical realms of the wildest continent on earth.  It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction!

    Ever wonder what it’s like to work with a real-life big cat? Before the movie, meet the Niabi Zoo staff that care for lionesses, leopards, and more! Check out the Niabi station including hands-on learning and fun!

    Museum open | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    Niabi Zoo hands-on sation | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    Wild Africa 3D | 6:30 p.m.
    Price: $5.00

    For questions or more information, call the putnam at 563-324-1933.

  • Great American Solar Eclipse -SOLD OUT!

    Date: August 21, 2017

    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum GIANT Screen Theater

    Did you know that on average, any given spot on Earth’s surface will go for several centuries without seeing a total eclipse?
    The rare occurrence of a total eclipse will take place on August 21 – when part of the United States will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse.  People across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon.
    To make this rare occurrence an unforgettable one, the Putnam Museum & Science Center will be live streaming the solar eclipse on our GIANT screen during a FREE event!
    Viewers will be able to safely view the total eclipse, which will be simulcast from Aurora, Nebraska (the second longest full eclipse duration point in the U.S.), while also learning about an eclipse from experts from the Quad City Astronomical Society.
    During the event, experts will provide explanations of what is going on and what it means to the increasing body of knowledge about the sun and its atmosphere.
    At the same time, a viewing area will be available outside the Putnam for viewers to witness the partial, but almost total, eclipse.**

    **Please note: it is never safe to look directly at the sun's rays – even if the sun is partly obscured during an eclipse. When watching an eclipse you must wear eclipse glasses at all times if you want to face the sun. All participants will need to sign a waiver before watching the eclipse from the outdoor viewing location.

    This event is SOLD OUT.
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