• Virtual Mad Scientist Ball

    Date: October 17, 2020

    Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.

    Location: Zoom





    Join us for an electrifying night to raise awareness and funds for the Putnam Museum and Science Center! Mad Scientist Ball is back this year at the Putnam to raise the necessary funds for the support of our programs, services and collections such as summer camps, rotating and permanent exhibits, and virtual learning. This virtual event includes an interactive science experiment, instruction from a mixologist on crafting a delicious signature cocktail, as well as a Q&A session from MIT Aerospace Engineer, and Emmy-Nominated TV host, Emily Calandrelli!

     

    Be a part of the experiment for $20 per ticket, $150 for a virtual table by making your reservation by Friday, October 9! 

    Participate in the live raffle by purchasing your raffle tickets here! 
     
    Instructions for using the Zoom platform and login information will be provided after purchasing your ticket.

    Visit the Facebook Event Page for previews of the evening. 

    your support matters


    As the steward of our region’s treasures, the Putnam Museum preserves and exhibits amazing artifacts from our region and around the world.  As people of all ages roam our museum, they discover their Putnam experience is not about things ... but rather grand ideas that connect us to community, to culture and to our collective future.
     
    Throw on your lab coat or dress as your favorite scientist to enjoy this event from the comfort of home! This unique celebration of one of our communities' treasured cultural amenities takes place right from the comfort of your own home—or anywhere you choose! With technology right at our fingertips, we want to connect with our network of museum lovers. By eliminating thousands of dollars of event costs needed to host a physical event, more of your donation goes directly to impacting education of our guests and the preservation of our collection.
     

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    Questions? Contact Nisha Ladlee 563-336-7290 or email nladlee@putnam.org.

    THANK YOU


    Thank you to our generous sponsors:

    Professor Chemist Sponsor:


    Science and Space Exploration Sponsor:



  • Explorers: Rivers and Oceans

    Date: November 07, 2020

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Your child will explore the wonderful world of water during Explorers on Saturday, November 7! From rivers to oceans and the creatures that live there, Explorers will investigate the water cycle and why every drop of water counts. 

    This workshop is $15 for Putnam Members and $20 for nonmembers.

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

    About Explorers

    Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers 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. 

    We are commited to your child's safety. Workshop size is limited to 10 participants. Face coverings are worn by staff and are required by Explorers throughout the workshop, as well as parents when dropping off and picking up. Temperature checks will be required of all Explorers at check in. Disinfecting and handwashing will take place throughout the workshop. 

    Please keep your child home for their own safety if they have any underlying health conditions. Stay alert in the days leading up to the Explorers workshop for any signs of fever, runny nose, or cough and monitor exposure to COVID-19 positive individuals in your family or community. 

    We understand that guidelines and the state of COVID-19 is ever-changing. We are staying flexible and will be offering full refunds for any cancellations by the Putnam. 



  • Explorers: Fizz, Bubble, Goo

    Date: December 05, 2020

    Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center





    Your child will investigate the science of chemistry and experiment with chemical reactions during Explorers on Saturday, December 5! Explorers will safely explore the world of a scientist while conducting and observing reactions that fizz, bubble, and goo!

    This workshop is $15 for Putnam Members and $20 for nonmembers.

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

    ABOUT EXPLORERS

    Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers 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. 

    We are commited to your child's safety. Workshop size is limited to 10 participants. Face coverings are worn by staff and are required by Explorers throughout the workshop, as well as parents when dropping off and picking up. Temperature checks will be required of all Explorers at check in. Disinfecting and handwashing will take place throughout the workshop. 

    Please keep your child home for their own safety if they have any underlying health conditions. Stay alert in the days leading up to the Explorers workshop for any signs of fever, runny nose, or cough and monitor exposure to COVID-19 positive individuals in your family or community. 

    We understand that guidelines and the state of COVID-19 is ever-changing. We are staying flexible and will be offering full refunds for any cancellations by the Putnam. 

     


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