Teams welcome for a test of sports trivia and beyond

DAVENPORT (Feb. 26, 2018) — Teams of sports whizzes and all-around trivia pros will clash to assert their trivia dominance on Saturday, March 3, during a friendly contest centered on sports knowledge and more at the Putnam Museum and Science Center.

Trivia Night at the Putnam opens its doors at 5:30 p.m. with trivia beginning at 6:30, featuring questions tied to sports and other topics. Contestants will receive $3-off coupons for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s exhibit, Gridiron Glory, to use during their next visit to the Putnam.

“This trivia challenge is in the true spirit of competition and fun,” said Michele Darland, event organizer and relationship advancement director for the Putnam. “This is an all-inclusive game. You don’t have to be a super sports nut to play — half the questions are sports oriented and the other half are general categories. It’s a great way to get discounted admission to the Gridiron Glory exhibit and have a fun night out.”

Aside from sports, other categories include literature, music, companies and finance, museums and more.

Teams of up to eight players may register through Saturday, with a signup fee of $10 per player. Single players are welcome.

The top trivia team will win an eight-pack of tickets to Gridiron Glory along with an eight-pack of Giant Screen Theater passes each with popcorn and a drink or an equivalent cash prize.

Contestants may bring their own food and snacks to Trivia Night, but no outside beverages are permitted as the Putnam will provide a full cash bar.

For more information on Trivia Night or to register, please visit or email

Trivia Night will be preceded by a showing of the movie “Draft Day” Saturday at 3 p.m., as part of an ongoing movie series showcasing football classics each Saturday through June 2.

Gridiron Glory will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. The exhibit is open during regular museum hours, seven days a week through the first weekend of June.


Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame offers an immersive fan experience, featuring a football from Super Bowl I, which belongs to Hall of Fame fullback Jim Taylor. The exhibit also includes Chicago hall of famer Sid Luckman's jersey, coach Vince Lombardi's play diagrams and more in the “hometown tribute” section, dedicated to the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.

The Quad Cities is one of the few metropolitan areas not home to a current NFL franchise to host this 7,500-square-foot exhibit.

The cost of the exhibit plus general admission is $7 for Putnam members and $15 for nonmembers. Military, seniors and college students get in for $6 with a membership and $13 for nonmembers. Youth admission (age 3-18) is $5 with a membership and $12 for nonmembers. Anyone wearing their favorite team’s logo wear receives $1 off. Find out more at

Gridiron Glory is sponsored by the Scott County Regional Authority, the Regional Development Authority, the Quad-City Times and OnMedia.


About the Putnam

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 our Science Center, “touch the untouchable” in our 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 our 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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