Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Daryl Hall and John Oates finally return to Europe and play before a sellout crowd at Dublin's Olympia Theatre during the summer of 2014. This concert is a "must see" for all music fans, and includes some of the duo's top hits such as Private Eyes, Maneater, Kiss on My List and more!  Having six number one hits and more than 30 songs that charted, Hall & Oates music takes you back to a place, a time, a romance as soon as you hear the opening lines.  Let's all take the journey together as we experience Billboard's Number One Duo of the rock era on the GIANT Screen!
Come jam out in the theater to the best Hall & Oates songs April 2nd at 7pm!
Click here to enter the Facebook contest
to win 4 free tickets!
NEW! The Putnam Pro Afterschool Series is six 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 to the next level! This opportunity is open to 4th-8th graders.
Classes start the Week of April 20th and run 4-5:30pm!
Tuesdays - Hardware Hackers
Wednesdays - Putnam Programmers Pro
Thursdays - Space Explorers Pro

Contact Alice Loff at 563.336.7296 or email for more information.

Putnam Summer Camps
On sale now!
Putnam campers and their parents look forward to Putnam Summer Camps all year long! From coding and inventing, to exploding and exploring, there is a camp to spark any kid's interest. Don't wait too long because camps fill up fast and are on sale now. Check out a few favorites below!
A space odyssey among the stars... Team up with three tweenaged flies and sneak on board the legendary Apollo 11 spacecraft for a mind-blowing experience that puts you in the middle of the action and fully engages all of your senses. Shake, rattle and hold on to your seat as the rocket boosters blast you off into space! Once you adjust to zero gravity, you'll see what it really feels like to walk on the Moon! A sensational breathtaking experience like you've never experienced before... This 17 min. space odyssey of the 3rd kind is based on nWave Pictures first full-length 3D animated feature film, Fly Me to the Moon.
At just 17 minutes, Fly Me to the Moon is the perfect film for younger viewers.
View the official trailer for Fly Me to the Moon!
Fly Me to the Moon and all other movie show times can be found on our new website!

On March 26, 2012, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron succeeded in tackling his biggest challenge ever-a solo journey to Challenger Deep, the deepest known point in the ocean. Challenger Deep is 10.99 kilometers (6.83 miles) deep and is found at the southern end of the Mariana Trench near Guam. Years in the making, this feat has been      compared to landing on the moon.

DeepSea Challenge 3D follows the  dramatic story of James Cameron's  odyssey as he risks death from  implosion, flash fire and hundreds  of other dangers. See his entire  bold adventure in James Cameron's  DeepSea Challenge 3D now playing  at the Putnam.
DeepSea Challenge 3D is a show  you do not want to miss out on.  Popular talk shows like The  Colbert Report and The Tonight  Show with Jimmy Fallon are  raving about his adventure and  have featured James Cameron on  their shows, click their show titles  to watch these exclusive  interviews! While you're at it, take  the "Find Your Inner Explorer Quiz"  and discover which famous  explorer you relate to most 
And view the official trailer for

DeepSea Challenge 3D here!

DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D Sponsored Locally by Wells Fargo
Go on this journey with James and call to purchase your tickets today!
DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D follows the dramatic story of James Cameron's odyssey as he undertakes an expedition to the deepest part of the ocean. This is a journey of historic proportion and risk. The film will mesmerize viewers of all ages with the thrill of true discovery and the allure of the unknown, of new life forms, and of vistas never before captured on camera - all right here on planet Earth.
Join us on February 26, 2015 in welcoming Dr. Chris Symons, a science coordinator for the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE project, which saw explorer James Cameron make a record-breaking solo dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Doors will open at 6pm for this special experience with Dr. Chris Symons available for autographs before the film. DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D will begin at 6:30pm with a Q&A session after the film with Dr. Symons.
View the official trailer for DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D here!
DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D Sponsored Locally by Wells Fargo.  Seating limited - Call to reserve your tickets today!

Through visually stunning imagery, and in collaboration with leading space experts,  Journey to Space 3D showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on and the challenges they must overcome to carry out missions, once considered science fiction, and now science fact, such as landing astronauts on Mars. The film calls attention to the reality that the space program did not die with the end of the Shuttle Program in 2011. It is instead, vibrantly alive.

Journey To Space also gives a fitting tribute to the Space Shuttle Program and the 355 astronauts who flew on the 135 Shuttle missions. This historical chapter in the film is in the first one-third of the movie and describes how the Shuttle took many of the big steps that helped us understand how to live and operate in space. In fact, it's the lessons learned during those many steps that have enabled the future missions covered in the film. The film also gives a strong overview of the Shuttle's last major project - the launch and assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). The ISS is a joint collaboration of 15 nations and is operating 24/7 providing a true home and science lab in space like no other. ISS crews' tours of duty have averaged six months, and NASA will begin one-year duration missions starting in 2015. Researchers expect the one-year mission to yield beneficial knowledge on the medical, psychological and biomedical challenges explorers may face as they venture to an asteroid, Mars and beyond.

Alien Worlds and Androids Exhibit Sponsored by John Deere, MindFire, Mediacom, Riverboat Development
Authority and Quad-City Times.
Journey to Space 3D Sponsored Locally by Alcoa

Questions? Call us at  (563) 324-1933

If you missed the premiere, be sure to stop by the GIANT screen this weekend for PANDAS - A JOURNEY HOME.

You will fall in love anew with this iconic delightful creature and better understand the desparate plight of pandas in the wild.

Presented by National Geographic

Click here for a sneak
peek of the film!

Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th Street | Davenport, Iowa | (563)324-1933 |


Fee: $35/ $31.50 Members


Xpress Urself I

Grades 4-6, June 30, 9am - 4pm

Create, explore and connect using technologies like 3D printing and robotics
in the Putnam's NEW Fab Lab!


Xpress Urself II

Grades 7-8, July 1, 9am - 4pm

Create, explore and connect using technologies like 3D printing and robotics
in the Putnam's NEW Fab Lab!


No Boys Allowed! (Science for Girls)

Grades 6-8, July 2, 9am - 4pm

Grab your best girlfriends and leave the boys behind as we spend the day experiencing science
our own way. Dive in, discover and discuss your way through all things science!


Engineering Kids Camp

Fee: $40. Choose one of the following days:
July 21 or 22 for Grades 4 - 6
July 24 for GIRLS ONLY grades 4 - 8
July 25 for Grades 7-8
Back by popular demand - Don't miss this opportunity to create and learn side by side Iowa State college students and Professional Engineers. Explore robotics, test your engineering problem-solving and even take in a giant screen film. Lunch and t-shirt included in this special camp!
Sponsored in-part by: Iowa State University College of Engineering and Quad City Engineering and Science Council.





Fee: $160/ $150 Members

CS Eye-Spy, Grades 3 - 5
June 16-20, 9am - 4pm


Fee: $85/ $76.50 Members

Be Sense-ible!

July 14-18, 1pm - 4pm

What can you learn from your 5 senses? Join us for this mystery-solving week where touch, sight, sound, taste and smell crack the code. It'll be sense-sational!

Bug Bonanza!

July 28-August 1, 9am - noon

Explore your A, BEE, Cs in this week dedicated to learning about our insect friends. Discover millions of butterflies on the giant screen, race a real Madagascar cockroach and spin a web any spider would be envious of. It'll be a bug's life at the Putnam!


Astronaut Training Camp

July 28 - August 1, 1pm - 4pm

Learn what it takes to make it to space! Challenge your body and your mind with hands-on NASA-style training made perfect for our youngest campers. We'll have a blast during this camp!

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Unlimited Movies from June 1 - August 31 at the Putnam Museum

Reel Deal passes are available all summer long -
stop by the Putnam and pick yours up today!
$35/Adults | $25/Kids ages 3-12
Weird Science | The Big Lebowski | Caddyshack | Sound of Music

Gremlins | Grease Sing-A-Long | Rocky Horror Picture Show

Edward Scissorhands | Romeo & Juliet | Fight Club | Dirty Dancing
PLUS over 12 others to enjoy this summer!
Movies and showtimes subject to change.
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