Museum kicks off spring with a movie that captures filming firsts beginning Friday

DAVENPORT, Iowa (March 22, 2018) — Families hoping to visit the ocean this spring don’t have to drive far, as the Putnam opens the newest “Oceans” documentary while at the same time formally launching its new 3D system in the museum’s Giant Screen Theater.

“Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D” premieres Friday with showings at 11:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. at the Putnam Museum and Science Center.

Teams welcome for a test of sports trivia and beyond

DAVENPORT (Feb. 26, 2018) — Teams of sports whizzes and all-around trivia pros will clash to assert their trivia dominance on Saturday, March 3, during a friendly contest centered on sports knowledge and more at the Putnam Museum and Science Center.

Witness the inspiring story of 'Brian's Song' when you see the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit!
Where else in the area can you see jerseys and memorabilia from legendary Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers players?

Davenport, Iowa (Feb. 14, 2018) — Film-lovers will have a chance to see the world without leaving their seat as the World Adventure Series gears up for its final three programs of the season at the Putnam's Giant Screen Theater.

The series continues Feb. 20 by showcasing the “The Lure & Lore of Deserts” along with comments from film director Sandy Mortimer before and after the showing and concludes April 10 with “Guatemala: Land of the Maya.”

DAVENPORT (Feb. 12, 2018) — The Putnam will provide families with the tools they need to engineer a night of hands-on learning and fun Friday, Feb. 16, with Family Fun Night.

STEM-related ideas and activities will take center stage at the Putnam Museum & Science Center with "Engineering our World" from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Award-winning 'Jane' film opens Jan. 27 for limited run on the GIANT Screen

Jan. 24, 2018 (Davenport, Iowa) — Peek behind the curtain into the life of one of the most illustrious primatologists the world has ever seen in National Geographic’s documentary, Jane.

Dec. 29, 2017 (DAVENPORT, Iowa) — The new year brings fresh opportunities for youngsters to explore the Putnam Museum and learn about engineering and environmental sciences through interactive classes.

Pre-registration has opened for the Putnam Museum and Science Center’s first Explorers and Explorers Jr. classes of 2018, which start on Jan. 6 and continue during the first Saturdays of each month through April 7.