Tickets are available now for a special members-only preview screening on March 15

DAVENPORT, Iowa (March 11, 2019) — “Superpower Dogs 3D” will run, sit, and roll on the Putnam Museum and Science Center’s GIANT Screen Saturday, March 16. An exclusive members-only preview party will take place on Friday, March 15.

“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. The film is narrated by actor Chris Evans ("Captain America: The First Avenger", "Gifted").

"I am really happy to be part of ‘Superpower Dogs,’" said Evans. "I am a proud dog owner and completely understand the connection that humans have with these remarkable animals. I love the way this film highlights incredible working dogs who utilize their real-life superpowers to help and protect people."

Audiences will discover the amazing abilities of different breeds and the astonishing science behind their superpowers. The stars of "Superpower Dogs" include:

  • "Halo", a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America;
  • "Henry", an avalanche rescue expert saving lives in the mountains of British Columbia;
  • "Reef", a Newfoundland lifeguard in the Italian Coast Guard;
  • "Ricochet", a surf-and-therapy legend in California who helps people with special needs; and
  • "Tipper and Tony", Bloodhound brothers leading the fight to save endangered-species in Africa.

“’Superpower Dogs’ was a joy from start to finish,” said writer/director Daniel Ferguson. “The real-life heroism of these animals and the bond they share with their human partners is such a moving, epic story. We hope audiences come away with a deeper appreciation for our best friends.”

Families will be captivated as they learn about the amazing abilities of dogs and circle the globe in search of their heroic stories.

“We love inspiring our guests and connecting them with the world around them,” said Kim Findlay, Putnam president and CEO. “’Superpower Dogs’ is a fun adventure that shows how remarkable our furry friends are.”

The members-only preview party on Friday at 5PM will include a special giveaway and extended museum hours leading up to the premiere. Museum members can buy a ticket to the premiere for $5.

Other upcoming Putnam events include the following:


Saturday, March 23, 1-4 p.m. | $20 contestant; FREE spectator

Walk the red carpet with your best friend during this festive event and compete to see who’s the most glamorous. The winner will have their photo displayed in the GIANT Screen Theater for others to enjoy!

Dogs With Jobs & Superpower Dogs Screenings

Sunday, April 14, Noon-2PM; Movie at 2 | FREE (Movie tickets: $9 adults; $8 youth; $5 sensory-friendly — available only at 2PM.)

Meet hard-working canine companions in our community and learn about their remarkable skills! GIANT Screen showings of Superpower Dogs 3D will be available throughout the day, and a special sensory-friendly screening will play at 2PM, for those with sensitivities to light and sound.

Barking Bazaar Vendor Fair

Saturday, April 27, 11AM-3PM | FREE

Explore the variety of fabulous fido fashions, toys, treats, services and MORE available from area and regional vendors.

For “Superpower Dogs" showtimes, please visit View the trailer


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

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