DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 2, 2020) — Join us on October 17 at 6PM for an electrifying night to raise awareness and funds for the Putnam Museum and Science Center. Mad Scientist Ball is back this year at the Putnam to raise the necessary funds to support our programs, services, and collections such as summer camps, rotating and permanent exhibits, and virtual learning. This virtual event includes an interactive science experiment, instruction from a mixologist on crafting a delicious signature cocktail, as well as a Q&A session from Emily Calandrelli, the MIT Aerospace Engineer and Emmy-Nominated TV host.

For $20 per ticket or $150 for a virtual table, you can be a part of the experiment. This unique celebration of one of our communities’ treasured cultural amenities takes place right from the comfort of your own home! By eliminating thousands of dollars of event costs needed to host a physical event, more of your donation goes directly to impacting education of area youth and the preservation of our collection.

“Back by popular demand, the Mad Scientist Ball will celebrate the Putnam’s historic role in science education in our community and raise funds to continue this important work into the future” says President and CEO Rachael Mullins. “The year’s reinvention of the event adopts a virtual platform, a grand experiment in itself that will be filled with surprises. It is going to be a blast!”

The virtual ball is sponsored by Nestle Purina Pet Care Company and Iowa American Water.

To purchase tickets for the Virtual Mad Scientist Ball, visit bit.ly/madscientistball20. For questions or to learn about sponsorship opportunities contact Nisha Ladlee at 563-336-7290 or nladlee@putnam.org.

About the Putnam

The Putnam Museum’s mission is to Preserve, Educate, and Connect. For more than 150 years, guests have experienced the Putnam’s permanent exhibits like Unearthing Ancient Egypt as well as an array of programs. In more recent years, internationally-recognized traveling exhibits have been among the museum’s offerings. The Putnam is dedicated to helping guests discover and explore in a friendly and engaging atmosphere.

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