Celebrate this Mother’s Day weekend by bringing Mommy to see Mummies and marvel at the treasure troves within The Discovery of King Tut exhibit! Beginning Saturday, May 7th through Sunday, May 8th, every Mother who comes to the Putnam will rece...

Jr. FIRST® LEGO® League Showcase -Saturday, April 9

In celebration of the 7th Annual National Robotics Week, April 2 – 10,  2016,  the Putnam Museum & Science Center will be hosting ...

Thursday, February 25

9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

FREE EVENT!

Special opportunity for girls in Grades 4 - 7

Join us for an inspirational day dedicated to allowing girls the opportunity to discover...

The Putnam Pro After School Series is 6 weeks of exciting, hands-on learning that invites students to dive deep into exciting concepts! Use the Putnam’s FabLab Classroom and cool tools in the Museum and Science Center to take learn...

Friday, January 22, 2016

Everyone is welcome to join us on an out of this world experience as we SPACE OUT with all things planetary. Speak to an astronomer about how a telescope works, find out how much you would weigh in outer space, ...

The Putnam Pro After School Series is 6 weeks of exciting, hands-on learning that invites students to dive deep into exciting concepts! Use the Putnam’s FabLab Classroom and cool tools in the Museum and Science Center to take learning...

Stop into the Museum Store anytime before Christmas and save 25% on all Holiday items!

Find Christmas holiday decor and items for family or friends and make the season sparkle. All holiday items in the store is 25% off! ?We have unique gifts for all ages from plush toys, books, candy, games, ornaments and decor items. Great gifts for that hard-to-buy-for family member or friend!
Holiday Hours and Closings
Thursday, December 17 closed from 2 - 5PM for the Polar Express Pajama Party
Friday, December 18 closed all day for the Polar Express Pajama Party
Saturday, December 19 closed from 2 - 5PM for the Polar Express Pajama Party
Sunday, December 20 closed all day for the Polar Express Pajama Party
Thursday, December 24 - Christmas Eve closed from 2 - 5PM
Friday, December 25 - Christmas Day closed all day
Putnam Museum & Science Center  •  1717 W. 12th Street Davenport, IA 52804
Join us at The Putnam for a holiday season favorite,
the annual Polar Express Pajama Parties on December 17, 18 & 19!
Families are encouraged to come dressed to impress in their pajamas to the Putnam, and enjoy activities such as decorating your own sleigh bell, getting your face painted, a Lights-Out Museum Scavenger Hunt (Don't forget to bring your flashlight!), and holiday games.  Families and guests will also get to pick out their favorite hot chocolate toppings as they grab a cup of hot cocoa on their way into the Putnam's National Geographic GIANT Screen Theater for a viewing of the classic holiday film The Polar Express 3D.
Purchase your tickets online or by calling (563) 324-1933! ?Space is limited and reservations are required.
The Polar Express 3D
A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
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Arsenal of Innovation Special Event
November 7  |  12 - 3PM
FREE Admission
We wish to extend an invitation to all veterans, family members and those in the community to attend a special event we are co-sponsoring on Saturday, November 7th from 12-3pm to see the Arsenal of Innovation exhibit.
The first 300 guests will be admitted FREE with a reduced fee of $5 to see the documentary film D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D during two special show times at 12:30pm & 1:45pm

A veteran's ceremony will be held at 1:30pm with a live rendering of Taps by the Iowa Honor Guard. Contact us at (563) 324-1933 for questions. ?

So how does Everyone's A Critic work?

It's easy! Everyone's A Critic goers screen a documentary that has never before been seen on the Putnam's National Geographic GIANT Screen, nor will they know what movie they will be seeing until it is being played that night. After the film, guest critics will be asked to rate their experience. The film that scores the highest will then be brought back for a full run on the National Geographic GIANT Screen for 2016.

Admission is $7.00 for guest critics of all ages and includes the film, a small popcorn and soda. For those the age 21 and older, beer and wine will also be available for purchase. Don't miss this chance to be the first to see and rate a film never before seen at the Putnam.

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