Kick off 2020 with some exciting and educational events at the Putnam Museum!

Saturday Jan 4 is filled with fun activities for the entire family at the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport). Whether you have a curious little one or are looking for an all-inclusive experience, check out these amazing events.

 

Explorers Jr.: Simple Circuit Creations

Is your child a natural problem-solver? Foster their talent and AMP UP their New Year on Jan 4 from 9 -11 a.m. with Explorers Jr.: Simple Circuit Creations — for Pre-K through 1st Grade!

Explore electricity with a SHOCKING look at circuits. This workshop is bound to spark an interest in how simple circuits work.

Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers (Grades 2-5) & Explorers Jr. (Pre-K – 1st grade) workshops that their children are given the tools to examine, investigate, create and invent while exploring the museum and participating in fun, hands-on activities guided by Putnam educators.

This workshop is $11 for Putnam Members and $14 for nonmembers.

Advanced registration is required! Sign up online or register over the phone by calling (563) 324-1933.

 

Explorers: Computer Whiz Kids

Does your child love computers? They can forge promising a future as an App Developer or Information Security Analyst — but first they need to learn the basics with the exciting youth workshop, Explorers: Computer Whiz Kids, on Jan. 4 from 9 -11 a.m. for Grades 2-5!

Explorers will learn to speak the language of computers during this workshop for students who “get” technology. Come to the Putnam, and we’ll teach all you need to know about 01100011 01101111 01100100 01101001 01101110 01100111.

Parents can rest assured during Putnam Explorers (Grades 2-5) & Explorers Jr. (Pre-K – 1st grade) workshops that their children are given the tools to examine, investigate, create and invent while exploring the museum and participating in fun, hands-on activities guided by Putnam educators.

This workshop is $11 for Putnam Members and $14 for nonmembers.

Advanced registration is required! Sign up online or register over the phone by calling (563) 324-1933.

 

Discovery Dome: “Back to the Moon for Good”

Are you ready to take a trip to the moon? Join the Putnam Museum on Saturday, Jan. 4 for “Back to the Moon for Good” in the Discovery Dome!

“Back to the Moon for Good” highlights the history of exploring the moon tracing back to the 1960s and 1970s. Hear from some of the teams racing to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon while you are taken on a successful launch, landing and tour of the lunar surface!

Narrated by Tim Allen, the stunning visuals and compelling narrative of the show explain the importance of today’s space innovators as the next generation “shoots for the moon.”

The Dome experience is fully immersive, and viewers are presented with videos and images from a 360-degree projector in front, behind, above and on both sides of their seat. Everyone is able to partake in the Discovery Dome experience as the dome has a full-size stand-up door which guests can walk through; no crawling or shoe removal is necessary. The door is also wheelchair accessible.

 

“Back to the Moon for Good” will play at 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

 

Price:

$4 for Discovery Dome by itself

$2.50 Discovery Dome add-on to exhibit admission

 

To purchase tickets, visit the Putnam ticketing counter the day of the show.

 

About the Discovery Dome

The Discovery Dome is an airlock dome that simulates space age technology — giving guests an “out of this world” experience! Whether it’s soaring through the galaxy or driving monster trucks on the moon, the Discovery Dome takes audiences on a journey not possible anywhere else.

 

For more upcoming events at the Putnam Museum, visit their website at http://www.putnam.org/.

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Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.