Start planning your summer fun with NEW summer camps at the Putnam!

Sick of winter? Start planning your children's summer by registering today for programs packed with fun and discovery, including favorites such as the return of the Midwest’s premiere wizarding prep school!
This year's lineup of camps is shaping up to the be the strongest to date — featuring new arrivals such as Code, Create, Animate! and the zombie survivalist training course, Suvival: Camp Z.

Davenport, Iowa (Feb. 14, 2018) — Film-lovers will have a chance to see the world without leaving their seat as the World Adventure Series gears up for its final three programs of the season at the Putnam's Giant Screen Theater.

The series continues Feb. 20 by showcasing the “The Lure & Lore of Deserts” along with comments from film director Sandy Mortimer before and after the showing and concludes April 10 with “Guatemala: Land of the Maya.”

DAVENPORT (Feb. 12, 2018) — The Putnam will provide families with the tools they need to engineer a night of hands-on learning and fun Friday, Feb. 16, with Family Fun Night.

STEM-related ideas and activities will take center stage at the Putnam Museum & Science Center with "Engineering our World" from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Get your football fix! Catch a sports classic on the GIANT Screen, and see the new Gridiron Glory exhibit!

The Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit has arrived at the Putnam and so has the chance to see classic football movies each Saturday on the GIANT Screen!

Make your trip to the Putnam complete with a viewing of the gritty comedy North Dallas Forty — based loosely on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early '70s — on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m.!

Beginning in the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, Iowa State University (ISU) made it a priority to commission and paint portraits. The commemoration of presidents, deans, accomplished faculty and heralded alumni strove to honor the college’s heritage and legacies. This tradition continues today with the active commissioning of portraits by departments and colleges all across ISU and is celebrated through this statewide touring exhibition Faces of Iowa State.

WEST BRANCH, IOWA—Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is hosting a speaker series February 24th, March 3rd and March 17th, all at 2:00 p.m. in the visitor center. A variety of topics will be covered, offering audience members a chance to learn new and fascinating things.   All presentations are free and open to the public. 

Mob the Museum Day!

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

1pm at the Amana Heritage Museum in Amana

Kimble Bromley, Professor of Art at North Dakota State University, will exhibit his Moby-Dick painting series at the Muscatine Art Center from February 15th through April 12th, 2018. Bromley’s work has been inspired by environments in which he lives and has visited, as well as being influenced by Herman Melville and Moby-Dick.

Award-winning 'Jane' film opens Jan. 27 for limited run on the GIANT Screen

Jan. 24, 2018 (Davenport, Iowa) — Peek behind the curtain into the life of one of the most illustrious primatologists the world has ever seen in National Geographic’s documentary, Jane.

WHAT: Paintings by Holly Kimball & Brad Bisbey, with wood sculptures by Jay Stratton

WHERE: Quad City Arts Gallery, Rock Island

EXHIBITION DATES: February 2- March 23, 2018

RECEPTION: Friday, February 2, 2018 7-9 pm