DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 9, 2019) — The Putnam will host "Dogs with Jobs" on Sunday, April 14, from noon to 2PM. The free event will showcase some of the hardest-working hounds in the community.
Professional pups including service and therapy-dogs from the Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network, Quad Cities Dog Obedience Club, and Pawsitive Hearts will show off their incredible skills.
“These dogs are exceptionally skilled, and we’re excited to share the amazing services they provide,” said Kim Findlay, Putnam President and CEO. “It’s a great way to learn about our ‘best friends’ and the vital role they play in people’s lives.”
Following the event, a sensory-friendly screening of "Superpower Dogs" will play on the Putnam’s GIANT screen at 2PM for just $5 per person using promo code ASQC at checkout. The special screening is modified to be easier on the senses, with dimmed lighting, lower volume, and little-to-no-trailers before the film. It also will be shown in 2D rather than 3D, visitors may talk and move around during the showing, and there will be a designated “chill-out zone” available outside the theater.
"Superpower Dogs" follows six real-life working-dogs from around the world as well as their human partners as they brave earthquakes and avalanches, protect endangered species such as rhinos and elephants, and transform the lives of people with special-needs.
Regular showings will play at 1PM and 4PM on April 14. Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for youth and $5 with paid museum admission.
For more information about Dogs With Jobs, visit www.putnam.org/calendar/dogs-with-jobs. For additional information on the sensory-friendly screening of Superpower Dogs, please visit www.putnam.org/Movies/Featured/Sensory-Friendly-Films.
About the Putnam
The Putnam has been inspiring ideas, dialogue and interaction among people of all ages for 150 years. And today, we’re better than ever with hands-on fun for the whole family. Launch rockets or interact with a robot in the Science Center, “touch the untouchable” in the "Augmented Reality Experience", visit our famous mummies in "Unearthing Ancient Egypt", climb into a tree house in "Black Earth | Big River", or go back in time to see our region’s history in "River, Prairie, and People". Also experience internationally recognized traveling exhibits or take in a movie in the GIANT Screen Theater with a screen towering six stories tall. Our welcoming team is dedicated to helping you discover and explore in a friendly and engaging place.
For more information about current and upcoming events, exhibits and movies, visit putnam.org.