DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 17, 2019) — The Putnam Museum and Science Center will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, September 21, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.
Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. More than 450,000 tickets were downloaded for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2019 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.
“We are proud to participate in Museum Day,” said Putnam President/CEO Rachael Mullins Steiner. “It allows anyone in the community to come see what’s new at the Putnam or to experience the Putnam for the first time. We’re grateful for our partnership with Smithsonian magazine for making this possible.”
Museum Day tickets are available for download at Putnam.org/MuseumDayLive and provide general admission for the ticket holder and one guest on September 21. Visitors must register in advance and present tickets at the Putnam ticket counter.
For more information about Museum Day Live! and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.
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.
About Smithsonian Media
Smithsonian Media is comprised of its flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, Air and Space magazine, Smithsonian Books, and the Smithsonian Media Digital Network. In addition, Smithsonian Media oversees the Smithsonian Institution’s interest in the Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution and CBS/Showtime. Smithsonian Media is a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating business unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research-complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually. (smithsonian.com / si.edu)