Quantcast
   
Wednesday - December 7, 2022
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

Polar Express Pajama Party December 15-18

December 4th, 2022
Polar Express Pajama Party December 15-18

Families of all ages can expect tons of fun while attending a Polar Express Pajama Party — a QC holiday tradition that is over ten years strong! You and your family will enjoy the magnificent holiday classic The Polar Express 3D on the GIANT Screen in the comfort of your PJs and take part in holiday activities for all ages, including face painting, hot chocolate bar, a make-n-take sleigh bell station, a souvenir Putnam ornament, and a lights-out adventure through the museum exhibits. This event has proven time and again to be a blast for the entire family and shows sell out FAST! When: December... Read More

Akwaaba: West African Cultures Opens at Iowa’s Putnam Museum

July 13th, 2022
Akwaaba: West African Cultures Opens at Iowa's Putnam Museum

Now open, the Putnam Museum and Science Center’s newest exhibit Akwaaba: West African Cultures is the second exhibit in the World Culture Gallery. The World Culture Gallery showcases cultures from around the world as reflected in the museum’s historic collection and rich partnership in the Quad Cities’ international community. A Smithsonian Institution affiliate, the Putnam houses a collection entrusted to the museum by seven generations of Quad Citians, including objects from the world travels of some of the museum’s founders such as the Putnam, Palmer, and Figge families. West Africa... Read More

Family Credit Union Supports Local Nonprofits through Family Discount Mondays Program

June 29th, 2022
Family Credit Union Supports Local Nonprofits through Family Discount Mondays Program

The Family Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative serving those in the Quad Cities area, will be launching its seventh Family Discount Mondays program this summer to support local non-profit organizations. This year’s dates are June 13, June 20, July 11, 18 & 25. Discount Days gives the general public an opportunity to visit Quad City attractions at a greatly discounted admission rate. The following Quad City nonprofit attractions are participating in Discount Days this year: The Family Museum, Bettendorf Putnam Museum, Davenport Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center, Davenport Riverside... Read More

Quad Cities Museum Week Kicks Off Today

June 5th, 2022
Quad Cities Museum Week Kicks Off Today

Celebrate the 7th year of this annual June event in the Quad Cities. Museum Week was created to celebrate our region’s museums, their amazing collections, stories, history, and their importance to the QC. The Quad Cities is home to more than 10 museums and each one offers something completely different to appeal to a variety of audiences and ages. During Quad Cities Museum Week, local museums offer discounts, special events/exhibits, or tours, making it the perfect time for families and friends to get out and explore.  Each museum experience is different and unique. Come on out and explore! ... Read More

Iowa And Illinois Kids Will Have Plenty Of Fun Activities To Choose From This Summer!

May 28th, 2022
Iowa And Illinois Kids Will Have Plenty Of Fun Activities To Choose From This Summer!

Looking for fun things for your kids to do this summer? Looking to keep your children active during the next couple of months? There are a number of activities they can sign up for, from reading clubs to roller derby and more! Here’s a rundown of some of the favorites: Family Museum – Summer Camps – Early Learning Program Bett-PV Youth Baseball – Registration for ages 15-20 – Info – Meeting – May 1 Putnam – Destinations – Saturday Workshops (Grade 3-5) Apr. 16 – May 28 | Summer Camp Bettendorf Aquatics – Learn to Swim –... Read More

Putnam Partners Again with MLK Project, Opens New Original Exhibit

January 22nd, 2022
Putnam Partners Again with MLK Project, Opens New Original Exhibit

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! This past week has been another major one for the Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. On Jan. 17 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), Putnam CEO Rachael Mullins attended an exciting announcement from the Friends of MLK, Inc. The Quad Cities non-profit announced Monday that a new $1-million park will be built to honor Dr. King, outside its building... Read More

Winter Wheels Antique Motorcycle Exhibition Rolls Into Davenport’s Putnam Saturday

November 12th, 2021
Winter Wheels Antique Motorcycle Exhibition Rolls Into Davenport's Putnam Saturday

The Putnam’s next exhibition is a ride through history on two wheels. Winter Wheels: Antique Motorcycle Exhibition will run from November 13, 2021 – April 3, 2022. This original, community-curated exhibition features vintage, classic, and antique motorcycles of all makes and models, all displayed at the Putnam Museum and Science Center, the Quad Cities’ Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. “From the beginning, Winter Wheels was meant as a celebration of the motorcycle by showcasing bikes of all shapes and sizes, and our community has not disappointed,” Putnam Vice President of Museum... Read More

Winter Wheels Roars Into The Putnam This Weekend

November 10th, 2021
Winter Wheels Roars Into The Putnam This Weekend

The Putnam’s next exhibition is a ride through history on two wheels. Winter Wheels: Antique Motorcycle Exhibition will run from November 13, 2021 – April 3, 2022. This original, community-curated exhibition features vintage, classic, and antique motorcycles of all makes and models, all displayed at the Putnam Museum and Science Center, the Quad Cities’ Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. “From the beginning, Winter Wheels was meant as a celebration of the motorcycle by showcasing bikes of all shapes and sizes, and our community has not disappointed,” Putnam Vice President of Museum... Read More

Putnam Museum Holding Mad Scientist Ball Saturday Night

October 23rd, 2021
Putnam Museum Holding Mad Scientist Ball Saturday Night

Putnam Museum in Davenport will hold its Mad Scientist Ball Saturday night! Though we hoped for an in-person annual Mad Scientist Ball, we’re keeping the safety of our community in mind and providing an opportunity to celebrate the Putnam’s impact on our community with a raffle and virtual auction! You can purchase raffle tickets and select which raffles you’d like to enter before it closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 23 for the chance to win exciting baskets filled to the brim. There’s something for everyone and by participating you’ll help ensure that the inspiring education that... Read More

Check Out ‘Nature’s Blueprints’ At Davenport’s Putnam Museum

September 22nd, 2021
Check Out 'Nature's Blueprints' At Davenport's Putnam Museum

In an age of complex environmental challenges, why not look to the ingenuity of nature for solutions? The forms, patterns, and processes found in the natural world—refined by 3.8 billion years of evolution—can inspire our design of everything from clothing to skyscrapers. This approach to innovation, called biomimicry, is becoming increasingly popular. Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design is running at the Putnam Museum and Science Center (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport), a Smithsonian affiliate. “The Putnam is the first stop on this exhibit’s national tour and we’re... Read More