• 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: 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 Peine & Architect John Peine.

    The Explorers Jr workshop for kids in Pre-K through 1st grade is SOLD OUT, but space remains for the Explorers workshop 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.


  • “Flight Adventures” Discovery Dome Showing

    Date: March 10, 2018

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

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Get ready to explore how birds, kites and planes fly in the Discovery Dome show “Flight Adventures!” Learn about the history and future of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel that might put YOU on the moon someday. 

    The Dome experience is fully immersive, and viewers are presented with visuals by a projector that displays images using an advanced two-mirror system. 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 dome is also wheelchair accessible.
     
    The Discover Dome is a mobile planetarium and therefore does not have permanent seating. There are some chairs available inside, but most seating is on the floor. Please ask for seating assistance if necessary.
     

    experience 'Flight Adventures'


    “Flight Adventures” 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.

  • Trivia Night at the Putnam

    Date: March 03, 2018

    Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. | Trivia at 6:30

    Location: PUTNAM MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER





    What year was the first Super Bowl played? How many holes are there in a full round of golf? What is the height for a basketball hoop in the NBA?
     
    Do you know the answers to these questions? Are you an all-around trivia pro? Then put your knowledge to the test during Trivia Night at the Putnam: Sports Trivia & Beyond!

    Get your squad together and prepare to battle it out with some of the QC’s most dedicated sports enthusiasts and titans of trivia. Teams will be allowed up to eight members, each with a cost of $10 per person; single players are welcome!
     

    Make sure your team is well-rounded!


    Aside from sports, other categories include literature, music, companies and finance, museums and more!

    The top prize is an 8-pack of tickets to Gridiron Glory along with an 8-pack of Giant Screen passes each with a popcorn and a drink — a $272 value!

    The event will be held in the Putnam Grand Lobby on March 3. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the trivia challenge will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

    Contestants may bring in food and snacks but no outside beverages, please. We will have a full cash bar for your convenience.

    Think you’ve got what it takes? Sign up today!

    about the exhibit


    Contestants will receive a $3-off coupon to see the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit, Gridiron Glory, open NOW at the Putnam. Learn more!


  • Family Fun Night: Green is the New Black

    Date: March 16, 2018

    Time: 5-8:30 p.m.

    Location: Putnam Museum & Science Center


    Want to help save the planet? Find out how your family can make a world of difference by going GREEN during Family Fun Night: Green is the New Black — starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16, at the Putnam!

    Band together with friends and family to celebrate all things GREEN, including ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.

    At 6:30 p.m., experience the natural beauty of America's majestic outdoor treasures with “National Parks Adventure 3D” on the GIANT Screen. Adult movie tickets are $8.50, and youth tickets (3-18) are $7. Members save $1 on movie tickets!

    All activities in the Grand Lobby are FREE to the public. Admission will be required to experience the Museum and Science Center, and theater ticket purchase is required for viewing the evening film.

    You might be a winner: Sport your best GREEN OUTFIT for a chance to win a prize!

    For more questions, contact Celeste Broder at cbroder@putnam.org.
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