A beloved Quad-Cities’ family tradition for more than ten years, the Polar Express Pajama Parties kick off Thursday, Dec. 13, with four action-packed days of holiday fun and the timeless holiday movie at the Putnam Museum & Science Center!

This year, the Putnam has scheduled 10 showings of 'The Polar Express 3D' — the visually stunning holiday classic, which will be brought to life on the GIANT Screen, towering six stories tall.

"The best way to fully appreciate the jaw-droppingly beautiful 'Polar Express' is on the GIANT Screen and in 3D," said Kim Findlay, president and CEO of the Putnam. "But, what really sets this annual celebration apart is the hands-on holiday fun that brings together friends and families from around the community, year after year."

The events with show times are:

§  Thursday, Dec. 13: 5 - 7 p.m. with a movie showing at 7 p.m.

§  Friday, Dec. 14: 2 - 9 p.m. with movies showing at 3:30, 6 & 8:15 p.m.

§  Saturday, Dec. 15: 2 - 9 p.m. with movies showing at 3:30, 6 & 8:15 p.m.

§  Sunday, Dec. 16: Noon - 6 p.m. with movies showing at 1, 3:30 & 6 p.m.

Along with the showing of “The Polar Express 3D” on the GIANT Screen, families will be treated to a wide variety of holiday activities, including face painting, a hot chocolate station, a make-n-take sleigh bell station, a souvenir pajama party ornament and a lights-out adventure through the museum exhibits.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a flashlight to participate in activities, and get in on the family fun dressed in their favorite pajamas.

Tickets available early November

Adult tickets are $13, and youth tickets are $10. Tickets include a souvenir ornament, hot chocolate, a seat in the movie theater and all of the holiday activities.

Tickets are available for purchase starting Friday, Nov. 2, for Putnam members and for the general public starting Friday, Nov. 9.

Show times sell out quickly, and advance purchase is highly recommended. Reserve your tickets by calling 563-324-1933 or visiting www.putnam.org/polarexpress2018.

Polar Express Pajamas Parties are generously sponsored by Pepsi and supported by Whitey's Ice Cream.

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.


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