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Young Artists at the Figge and FREE Family Day Saturday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Dunlop   
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 09:42
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Davenport, Iowa (January 9, 2013) – Each year the Figge Art Museum presents seven district exhibitions of elementary artwork in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery for the Young Artists at the Figge exhibition. Through this museum-school partnership, more than 500 area students have the opportunity to display their artwork at the Figge.

Each school district will have their artwork featured for two weeks. Muscatine Community School District will be kicking off the exhibition starting on Saturday followed by Moline School District No. 40 on January 26, North Scott Community School District on February 16, Bettendorf Community School District on March 9, Davenport Community School District on March 30, Geneseo Community Unit School District 228 on April 20 and ending with Pleasant Valley Community School District on May 11.

These annual exhibits are important because the museum is able to recognize quality visual arts programs in the schools. In addition, there are recognition ceremonies for each school that introduce young artists and their families to the Figge. In the past, nearly 2,000 people attended these events; many were first-time museum visitors.

The Figge will also have it’s FREE Family Day, sponsored by John Deere, from 11 am-2 pm Saturday. A variety of family-friendly activities are on the agenda including story time from 12-12:30 pm and 1-1:30 pm, caricatures with Bill Douglas, collage portraits with paper shapes, make a sweet self-portrait out of a sugar cookie, dress up for photo ops, drawing and more!

About the Figge Art Museum

The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays 12-5 p.m.  Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit our website, www.figgeartmuseum.org.

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Scouts at the Putnam Museum - 2013 Schedule PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jenna Smith   
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 11:09

Daisies:

  • Ocean Commotion: February 16, 2-5 p.m.
    Watch out for the Giant Octopus! Come join us as we go through the Museum and dive into hands-on ocean activities, crafts, and demonstrations. Take a tour of the exhibit Ocean Experience and see live sea life right here at the Putnam. Want to feel like you are in the ocean? Come and watch a 3D documentary about ocean life in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater. An afternoon of ocean fun!

  • Global Girls Jr.: April 13, 2-5 p.m.
    It's Global Girls for Daisies! Scouts will visit the mummies of Egypt, the Fu Dogs of Asia, and the wildlife of Africa as they travel the Exhibit Halls to play games, make crafts, and learn about cultures from around the world. Along with the exhibits, they will learn about one culture in depth as they watch a movie in our National Geographic Giant Screen Theater. Travel the world right here at the Putnam! No need for passports or packing bags here.

  • Teddy Bear Tea: May 11, 2-5 p.m.
    Come join us for a spot of tea! Bring your Teddy bears and tea cups for an afternoon of tea and activities. Scouts will decorate cookies while they drink tea and juice, then go through the Museum to make crafts and play games just like girls from the early 1900s. A wonderful way to enjoy a day at the Putnam!

Brownies & Juniors:

  • Brainstorm: January 11, 6-9 p.m.
    How do you build a machine to throw a marshmallow across the room? How can you protect an egg from a two-story fall? Work out your brain muscles at our annual Brainstorm event. Scouts will participate in science experiments, inventions, and creations all night long!

  • Oceanfest: February 22, 6-9 p.m.
    What covers two-thirds of the Earth? Oceans! Come learn about the mysterious deep with hands-on activities, crafts, and demonstrations; including water experiments! Watch a 3D documentary in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater on ocean life and feel like you are swimming with the fish; this evening is sure to be a splashing good time.

  • Global Girls: April 26, 6-9 p.m.
    Visit the mummies of Egypt, the Fu Dogs of Asia, and the wildlife of Africa all right here at the Putnam. Scouts will travel the exhibit halls where they will play games, make crafts, and learn about cultures from around the world. Then they will learn about one culture in depth as they watch a movie in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater. No need for passports; your trek around the globe begins and ends here.

Visit girlscoutstoday.org/calendar to register. $13 per Girl Scout (includes badges), $10 per adult.  For more information, please contact Jen Ong at 563-324-1054 ext. 206 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

STEM for Cub Scouts at the Putnam Museum - 2013 Schedule

NEW this year at the Putnam, you can earn your NOVA Awards! Join as we explore STEM topics (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), activities, experiments, and films!

Cub Scouts in 2nd-5th Grades:

  • Simple Machines: January 25, 2013 6-9 p.m.
    Simple machines aren’t so simple anymore! We will invent our own machines that use a lever, earn a belt loop, and go on the Putnam Museum’s own Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt! This fun event will help you earn your “Swing” NOVA award.

  • Math Maniacs: March 8, 2013 6-9 p.m.
    Math is everywhere! Can you calculate the height of the Putnam Museum? Can you figure out how much you would weigh if you were on the sun or the moon? We will learn all about math and how mathematicians use cryptography to design secret codes! This fun event will help you earn your “1-2-3 Go” NOVA award.

  • Health Matters: April 2013 Time to be determined.
    What do you need to be ready in case of an emergency? Learn to be ready as a scout when we meet medics from the Red Cross and complete the Nutrition belt loop. This fun event will help you earn your “Science Everywhere” NOVA award.

For more information or to register, contact Alice Loff at 563-324-1054 ext. 266 or Kara Fedje at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Advance registration is required. $13 per Cub Scout, $10 per adult.

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What's Happening at the Putnam... PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Putnam Museum   
Thursday, 03 January 2013 08:36
Explorers!

Are you ready to experiment, examine and experience? Then Putnam Explorers is for you! One Sunday afternoon each month, we'll gather together and embark on a fascinating science adventure. These sessions are packed with hands-on fun that is sure to excite and engage the emerging scientist!

Spring Season:
January 6: Build it Bash!

February 3: Blast Off!

March 3: The Universe Within!

April 7: Eggstravaganza

Purchase each season package of four classes for $35. Individual class sessions may be purchased for $10. Putnam members pay $7/class session or
$25/season package.

Call 563.324.1933, ext. 266 to register today or visit www.putnam.org for a registration form!


Brownies & Juniors:

Brainstorm

January 11, 6-9 p.m.
How do you build a machine to throw a marshmallow across the room? How can you protect an egg from a two-story fall? Work out your brain muscles at our annual Brainstorm event. Scouts will participate in science experiments, inventions, and creations all night long!

Register for Girl Scout events at girlscoutstoday.org/calendar,
or contact Jen Ong at 563-324-1054 ext. 206 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
for more information.

 

 
Celebrate the Noon Year at the Family Museum in Bettendorf PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Friday, 28 December 2012 14:10
Bettendorf — The grownups get to have their New Year’s Eve fun at night, so the Family Museum offers kids a chance to celebrate the arrival of 2013 during the daylight hours with a countdown to 12:00 noon! This event will be on Monday, December 31 from 9:30 AM through 12:30 PM with a countdown at 12:00 noon. Festivities include art activities for the whole family,

live music performed by the Meyers Brothers from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, a countdown to 12:00 PM with noisemakers, party hats, and lots of confetti! Event is included with membership or paid admission.

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What's Happening at the PutnamMuseum! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Putnam Museum   
Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:09
U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S

 

Fun For All

Free with the purchase of a Museum exhibit hall ticket

Have fun each day with themed activities, all while exploring the Putnam Museum's Exhibit Halls

 

Wednesday, December 26 -  Winter Wonderland Wednesday

 

Thursday, December 27 - Think Tank Thursday

 

Friday, December 28 - Fun Flight Friday

 

Saturday, December 29 - Save a Life Saturday

 

Sunday, December 30 - Build a Structure Sunday

 

Monday, December 31 - Mad Science Monday

 

 

Explorers Jr.!

Let Putnam Explorers Jr. program take your young scientist on an adventure in science through stories, songs and exciting hands-on activities that are sure to spark curiosity and engage the imagination. Each month we'll dabble in a different dimension to bring science to life with engaging experiments, fun activities, games and surprises!
Putnam Explorers Jr. is a once-a-month science club for kids Pre-K through 1st Grade (must be age 4 by September 30). We'll meet one Saturday each month from 9 - 10:30 a.m., October through April. 

Spring Season:
Saturday, January 5: Build it Bash! Jr.

Saturday, February 2: Blast Off! Jr.

Saturday, March 2: The Universe Within! Jr.

Saturday, April 6: Eggstravaganza Jr.

Purchase the spring season package of
four classes for $28. Individual class sessions may be purchased for $8. Putnam members pay $6/class session or $20/season package.

Call 563.324.1933, ext. 266 to register today or visit www.putnam.org for a registration form!

 
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