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
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
. Advance registration is required. $13 per Cub Scout, $10 per adult.