• Monarch Butterfly Workshop

    Date: August 31, 2019

    Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER


    Learn the skills you need to raise and care for a monarch butterfly with the return of the Putnam's annual Monarch Butterfly Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 31!

    Enjoy crafts and activities as you learn all about these stunning pollinators, and find out how you can give butterflies in need a hand through butterfly care workshops. For just $11, you can't miss the chance to get in on the butterfly action, experience the brilliant documentary "Flight of the Butterflies 3D" in the GIANT Screen Theater AND take home one caterpillar to raise!

    NOTE: Don't forget to bring a jar with a lid to safely transport your caterpillar. Extra caterpillars cost $3 each — and you must take part in a care workshop to take one home!

    Day Package is $11 per person and includes:
        • Butterfly Care Workshop (Choose from 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., or 2 p.m.)
        • Butterfly Themed Crafts and Activities from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
        • A Ticket to "Flight of the Butterflies 3D" in the GIANT Screen Theater (Choose from 12 p.m., 1 p.m. or 2 p.m.)
        • One caterpillar to take home!

    Workshop Package is $6 a person and includes:
        • Butterfly Care Workshop (Choose from 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., or 2 p.m.)
        • One caterpillar to take home!

    register today!


    Download and complete the Monarch Butterfly Workshop registration form and return it to the Putnam ticketing counter OR mail it to: Putnam Museum c/o Ticketing, 1717 West 12th Street, Davenport, IA 52804. (Payment must be received by Aug. 30 at 5 p.m.)

    You may also register by phone at 563-324-1933.

  • AniMuseum!

    Date: October 05, 2019

    Time: 11 a.m. - Midnight

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    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 — Visitor PassesVIP PassesRave Tickets
     
    Presented by the Putnam Museum & Science Center, Video Games Etc. and organizers from Planet Funk Con, 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 Masquerage 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 available to all visitors for just $10 extra.
     

    Event schedule


    Saturday, Oct. 5
       • Convention: 11 a.m. to Midnight
       • Vendor Floor: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
       • Rave: 10 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.
     

    questions?


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

    THANK YOU


    AniMuseum is made possible thanks to support from the following:

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    And special support from AniMuseum Community Committee Members.
     
     

  • Explorers Jr.: Volcanic Eruptions

    Date: September 07, 2019

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER


    EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT: The Putnam's popular monthly informal-learning workshops for youth returns Sept. 7! Check out the full season schedule and save when you sign up for a season pass!

    The Explorers Jr. season will open with a blast during Volcanic Eruptions, Sept. 7, from 9-11 a.m.! Your youngster (Pre-K* - 1st Grade) will explore fun facts about volcanoes, lava and eruptions in this EXPLOSIVE workshop, all while creating their own active experiment!
     
    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.

    Register via phone by calling 563-324-1933. Advanced registration is required. Love Explorers Jr.? Save with a season pass!
     
    Questions? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org.
     
    Drop off begins at 8:45 a.m. 
     
    *Students must be 4 years old.

  • Explorers: Stuck on Magnets

    Date: September 07, 2019

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT: The Putnam's popular monthly informal-learning workshops for youth returns Sept. 7! Check out the full season schedule and save when you sign up for a season pass!

    Explorers workshops return with the enticing Stuck on Magnets program, Sept. 7, from 9-11 a.m. Your child (Grades 2-5) will explore the force that rules our cosmos during this can't-miss workshop!

    Learn all about what magnetism does for our universe in the Discovery Dome followed by fun activities with magnets on a much smaller scale!
     
    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.

    Register via phone by calling 563-324-1933. Advanced registration is required. Love Explorers workshops? Save with a season pass!
     
    Questions? Contact Education Services Coordinator Bridget Boyd-Carlson at 563-336-7308 or email bboyd-carlson@putnam.org.
     
    Drop off begins at 8:45 a.m. 

  • "Wild Africa" Sensory-Friendly Showing

    Date: September 08, 2019

    Time: 2:00 p.m.

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    Experience the vast African terrain with a sensory-friendly showing of "Wild Africa" on Sunday, Sept. 8! 

    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.

    New to Sensory-Friendly Films at the Putnam? Download the Resource Guide!

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