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2024 Putnam Museum Gala Slated for February 24

February 23rd, 2024
2024 Putnam Museum Gala Slated for February 24

The Putnam Museum is excited to invite you to theur 2024 Putnam Gala, Mysteries of the Museum. Join them on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 6:00 pm in the Putnam Grand Lobby for an exclusive first look at a newly discovered, rare artifact from the historic Putnam collection. In addition to this exciting reveal, guests will have exclusive access to a variety of other rarely seen, mysterious artifacts and specimens from the Putnam’s extensive 250,000 item collection. As you explore the museum, indulge in delicious food and drinks in a party atmosphere unlike any other. They are also excited to... Read More

Fourth Wall Films Premieres New Film at the Putnam TODAY

January 27th, 2024

Emmy award-winning documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films will premiere their new documentary Moved by Waters on the Giant Screen at the Putnam on January 27 at 3pm! Fourth Wall Films turn their lens on their Quad Cities homebase and discover a network of people and organizations working toward improved water quality in the Upper Mississippi watershed in their latest film, MOVED BY WATERS. Learn more here: MOVED BY WATERS    Read More

Holiday Movies Hit Putnam’s GIANT Screen TONIGHT!

December 23rd, 2023
Holiday Movies Hit Putnam’s GIANT Screen TONIGHT!

Celebrate Christmas by seeing your favorite Holiday classic on The Putnam Museum’s GIANT Screen the way that it was meant to be seen. In addition to the annual Christmas Eve showing of the Polar Express, this year the museum will close out the series TONIGHT with White Christmas and Disney’s A Christmas Carol! Tickets are available now on our website: PUTNAM MUSEUM Disney’s A Christmas Carol in 3D! Showtimes: December 23 5:00pm White Christmas Showtimes: December 23 7:30pm  Read More

Polar Express Pajama Party December 14-18

December 14th, 2023
Polar Express Pajama Party December 14-18

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

Bettendorf Public Library program offers an insider’s guide to Putnam Museum exhibit

November 27th, 2023
Bettendorf Public Library program offers an insider's guide to Putnam Museum exhibit

BETTENDORF, IOWA – November 13, 2023 – The Bettendorf Public Library will be peeking inside the Putnam Museum’s newest exhibit. The Community Connections: Common Ground: Our Voice, Our Stories event will take place on Thursday, November 30th at 1:30 PM. Participants will hear about how Quad Cities history was collected and represented in the Putnam Museum’s new regional history exhibit. Registration is not required to attend this free event. The Bettendorf Public Library’s monthly Community Connections series focuses on local history, interests, and people through lectures, travelogues,... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library program offers an insider’s guide to Putnam Museum exhibit

November 15th, 2023
Bettendorf Public Library program offers an insider's guide to Putnam Museum exhibit

BETTENDORF, IOWA – November 13, 2023 – The Bettendorf Public Library will be peeking inside the Putnam Museum’s newest exhibit. The Community Connections: Common Ground: Our Voice, Our Stories event will take place on Thursday, November 30th at 1:30 PM. Participants will hear about how Quad Cities history was collected and represented in the Putnam Museum’s new regional history exhibit. Registration is not required to attend this free event. The Bettendorf Public Library’s monthly Community Connections series focuses on local history, interests, and people through lectures, travelogues,... Read More

Monarch & Mariachis Comes to the Putnam

September 2nd, 2023
Monarch & Mariachis Comes to the Putnam

The Putnam Museum will present an afternoon of fun activities, including butterfly crafts, a screening of Flight of the Butterflies 3D in our GIANT Screen Theater, live music from Mariachi Los Aguilares band throughout the museum and more. Don’t miss out on this once a year opportunity to celebrate Monarchs and Mexican culture while enjoying an afternoon of family-friendly fun at the Putnam Museum! Schedule of Events: 2:00 – 4:45 Drop in crafts (butterfly hand fans, tissue paper butterflies & flowers) and Butterfly Photo Booth 2:00 Common Ground Latino Influence Tour (Featuring Day of the... Read More

For Fun Events In Illinois And Iowa This Week Read The FUN10!

March 26th, 2023
For Fun Events In Illinois And Iowa This Week Read The FUN10!

Looking for some fun in Illinois and Iowa this week? Well, if you’re on the prowl for cool things in the Quad-Cities area and beyond, check out our Fun10! Fun10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get... Read More

Now Playing at the Putnam: Narwhals: Revealing an Arctic Legend

March 8th, 2023
Now Playing at the Putnam: Narwhals: Revealing an Arctic Legend

The Putnam Museum and Science Center is thrilled to host the Smithsonian traveling exhibition Narwhals: Revealing an Arctic Legend. From their depiction in the 1500s as angry sea monsters to their status as icons of pop culture today, the narwhal, with its unique spiral tusk, has inspired legend in Inuit and European society and fascinated people across cultures for centuries. This mysterious animal and its changing ecosystem are highlighted in this Smithsonian traveling exhibition. Developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and its Arctic Studies Center and organized... 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