• Explorers Jr.: Let's Talk Bones!

    Date: October 05, 2019

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    Odds are, you have fewer bones than when you were born. But fear not — that's just the way your skeleton works!

    Register your child in Pre-K through 1st Grade for Explorers Jr.: Let's Talk Bones! on Oct. 5, where they'll learn about the system of up to 270 bones that support the human body! During this informal learning workshop, we will explore the wonders of the skeleton. Will you be able to tell if it is human, animal or something else?
     
    Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers (Grades 2-5) & Explorers Jr. (Pre-K – 1st grade) workshops that their children are given the tools to examine, investigate, create and invent while exploring the museum and participating in fun, hands-on activities guided by Putnam educators. 
     
    This workshop is $11 for Putnam Members and $14 for nonmembers.

    Advanced registration is required! Sign up via phone by calling 563-324-1933.
     

    about explorers/explorers jr.


    For more information, contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org.

    Check out the full season Explorers Jr. schedule and learn what opportunities are open for Explorers in Grades 2-5!
     
    Drop off begins at 8:45 a.m. 
     
    * Students must be 4 years old.

  • Explorers: All Wrapped Up in Egypt

    Date: October 05, 2019

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    What makes mummies so mysterious? The answer might surprise you during the Explorers: All Wrapped Up in Egypt informal learning workshop on Oct. 5 for Grades 2-5!

    Come hang out with the Putnam’s mummies as we become Egyptian explorers and learn all about Egypt!

    Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers (Grades 2-5) & Explorers Jr. (Pre-K – 1st grade) workshops that their children are given the tools to examine, investigate, create and invent while exploring the museum and participating in fun, hands-on activities guided by Putnam educators. 
     
    This workshop is $11 for Putnam Members and $14 for nonmembers.

    Advanced registration is required! Sign up online, or register over the phone by calling 563-324-1933.
     

    ABOUT EXPLORERS/EXPLORERS JR.


    For more information, contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org.

    Check out the full season Explorers schedule and learn what opportunities are open for Explorers Jr. in Pre-K through 1st Grade!
     
    Drop off begins at 8:45 a.m.


  • Museum Day Live 2019

    Date: September 21, 2019

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

    Location: Putnam Museum and Science Center





    Celebrate Museum Day -- an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by the Smithsonian magazine. This year, Museum Day will celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music, an institution-wide initiative celebrating the Smithsonian's vast musical collections and resources through 365 days of music-related programming.

    As a participating museum, the Putnam Museum & Science Center will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, Sept. 21 as part of Smithsonian Magazine's 15th annual Museum Day.


    Each ticket provides general admission for two people. Get your tickets today!

    These passes will NOT include GIANT Screen documentary admission.
  • "Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs" Sensory-Friendly Showing

    Date: October 13, 2019

    Time: 2 - 3 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum and Science Center





    It's a mystery 3,000 years in the making! Follow researchers and explorers as they piece together the clues of Egyptian mummies in a sensory-friendly screening of "Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs" on Sunday, Oct. 13. Receive one free small popcorn for wearing a costume!

    What is sensory-friendly? It’s a movie modified to be “friendlier” to the senses. Changes to the environment and film experience include: dimmed but not turned off theater lights, lower volume, all movies in 2D, little to no trailers before the movie and handicapped access to theater.

    Guests of all ages have the freedom to move around and make noise during the show, as well as bring in outside food and drink to suit their dietary needs! A designated “chill out zone” is available outside of the theater to provide comfort for those attending. 
     
    Tickets are $5 per person (with discount code ASQC at checkout) and are available HERETickets include movie showing and sensory-friendly activities afterwards.

    This ticket gives patrons access to the film in the theater as well as “chill out zones” if any patron feels the need to leave the theater and calm down in a quiet area. 
     
    Sensory-friendly films at the Putnam are proudly supported by the Autism Society of the Quad Cities. The Autism Society of America, the national chapter, aided in suggesting the guidelines set in place for the theater showings. 

    For more information on autism sensory-friendly film showings on the GIANT screen, call 563-324-1933.

  • Story Time: “The Cat in the Hat”

    Date: September 24, 2019

    Time: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum and Science Center


    Join us while we discover what the Cat in the Hat is up to.
    Will he bring fun on a rainy day or trouble in the name of Thing 1 and Thing 2? 
    Let’s find out together to see what they will do!

    Join a Putnam educator on Tuesday, Sept. 24, as they read the book “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss as it is projected on the GIANT Screen. And don't forget to stick around for fun craft activity!
     
    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.


  • AniMuseum!

    Date: October 05, 2019

    Time: 11 a.m. - Midnight

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    ANIMUSEUM OPPORTUNITIES


       • Become a Vendor or Featured Artist in our Artist Alley. Learn More
       • Apply to host your own panel or become a volunteer. Learn More
       • More opportunities are COMING SOON!

    CONVENTION INFO


    Be a part of a museum-wide anime convention! AniMuseum arrives at the Putnam for ONE DAY ONLY on Saturday, Oct. 5! Tickets are on sale NOW — REGISTER HERE!
     
    Presented by the Putnam Museum & Science Center, Video Games Etc., Paradigm and What's That Funk, you'll experience an action-packed celebration of anime and Japanese culture! Take part in meet-and-greets with VIP voice talent, compete in cosplay and gaming tournaments, and tour a collection of Asian art, weapons, clothing and more from the Putnam’s vault.

    Your $25 ticket gives you a day packed with exciting panels, VIP guest talks, games, a Masquerade and shopping at our vendor hall and artist alley. For a full schedule of events, check the Event Program, coming soon!

    VIP Tickets
    are $35 and include an exclusive Talent Meet and Greet! Rave admission is free.
     

    Event schedule


    Saturday, Oct. 5
       • Convention: 11 a.m. to Midnight
       • Vendor Floor: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
       • Panels: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       • Movies: Noon to 6 p.m.
       • Masquerade: 7 p.m.
       • Rave: 9 p.m. to Midnight

    VIP voice talent


    Spike-Spencer-280x280-(1).jpgTiffany Grant
    Best known as Asuka from EVANGELION, Tiffany has worked in anime since 1994. Her 1700+ voice credits include INFINITE STRATOS, LITTLE BUSTERS, AKAME GA KILL, ONE PIECE, FULL METAL ALCHEMIST and FAIRY TAIL. Video games include: UNLIMITED SAGA, DEUS EX II: INVISIBLE WAR, PALADINS, SMITE, WARFRAME. Tiffany penned dub scripts for TV series such as PARASYTE-THE-MAXIM, DEN-NOH COIL, TEARS TO TIARA and THE WALLFLOWER as well as many subtitle scripts. Ms. Grant has also worked for many years in theatre, commercials and film. TiffanyGrant.net
    • READ TIFFANY GRANT'S FULL ANIMUSEUM BIO

    Spike-Spencer-280x280-(1).jpg"Spike" Spencer 
    "Spike" Spencer is an American voice actor and columnist best known for dubbing Japanese anime films. He is known for his roles in ADV Films dubs of Neon Genesis Evangelion as Shinji Ikari, Martian Successor Nadesico as Akito Tenkawa, and Excel Saga as Gojo Shioji. He has also performed voice acting for radio, especially commercials. His anime character voices tend to be either for timid, shy, or weak characters, or for eccentric and comical ones.
    • READ SPIKE SPENCER'S FULL ANIMUSEUM BIO

    from the vault: asian collection exhibit


    Discover rare and dazzling weapons, armor, clothing and artwork from the Putnam's vault on display for a limited time! Exhibit contrasts Japanese Tokugawa Shogunate and Imperial China. Learn More
     
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    MOVIES ON THE GIANT SCREEN


    Experience fan favorite movies like Yu-Gi-Oh!, Batman Ninja and Metropolis as part of your AniMuseum visit! These movies will play throughout the day in the Putnam's GIANT Screen Theater, featuring a six-story-tall screen.

    Movies are just $5 for AniMuseum attendees, and VIP Guests get a complimentary pass! See Showtimes
     

    questions?


    For more information, contact Relationship Advancement Director Michele Darland at mdarland@putnam.org or call 563-336-7295.

    Visiting from out of town? Enjoy discount rates at the nearby The Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf. Learn More
     

    THANK YOU


    AniMuseum is made possible thanks to support from the following:

       


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    And special support from AniMuseum Community Committee Members.
     
     

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