Tuesday - December 18, 2018
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

Polar Express Pajama Parties Are Back!

December 11th, 2018

Family members of all ages can expect tons of fun while attending a Polar Express Pajama Party, a Quad Cities holiday tradition, over ten years strong! Make plans to attend The Polar Express Pajama Parties at Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th St. Davenport) this Thursday Dec 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. (movie showing at 7 p.m.), Friday Dec 14 from 2 – 9 p.m. (movie showing at 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.), Saturday Dec 15 from 2 – 9 p.m. (movie showing at 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.) and Sunday Dec 16 from 12 – 6 p.m. (movie showing at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.). You and your family will enjoy... Read More

Donor & A Movie Blood Drive at Putnam Museum

November 21st, 2018

Help save lives this weekend at the Putnam Museum! One of the Putnam Museum’s (1717 W 12th St. Davenport) most fun blood drives, Donor & A Movie, takes place this Friday Nov 23 and Saturday Nov 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. both days. Whether you are a first-time donor or a frequent donor, the need for blood is constant and you will feel good knowing your donation can help save up to 3 lives. During the Donor & A Movie drive, all donors will receive a movie ticket voucher for the Putnam Museum’s BIG screen! To get registered, contact Sharee at (563) 823-4128 or sign-up online. For more... Read More

Calling All Young Meteorologists!

June 30th, 2018

Summer can bring some active weather in the Midwest. Do you have a child at home who is intrigued and interested about weather and the magic of meteorologists? Young Meteorologists, a two-day summer camp for kids, is happening at the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th St. Davenport) on Monday Jul 2 and Tuesday Jul 3, both days beginning at 9 a.m. Sponsored by KWQC, campers in grades 3 to 5 will learn how to deliver their own weather report by the end of this comprehensive camp and bring out their inner storm-chaser as they discover the history and science behind weather! Meteorologist Cedric Haynes will... Read More

Connect With Your Inner Ariste de Voyage At This Summer Camp!

June 24th, 2018

Do you have an aspiring artist at home? Are they looking for a way to fill their summer days? The Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport) invites students entering grades 4-6 to their summer camp classes, Artiste de Voyage from Jun 25-29. This weeklong, all-day camp will take creative campers across the planet to Japan, Greece, Russia and beyond to experience different cultures, discover their rich artistic legacies and add their own unique twist as they take on new challenges. Campers will leave this action-packed camp with the inspiration and skill set to succeed as they take on new ways... Read More

Pay Tribute To Tom Petty With Rooftop Gig

May 11th, 2018

Last year’s Rooftop Concert at the Putnam Museum was such a hit, it’s back for another round! Enjoy live music from Tom Petty Tribute on the roof of the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport) this Saturday May 12 from 12-3 p.m. It’s FREE! While concert admission is free, feel free to find a Putnam volunteer and make a small donation to make a big difference to the Putnam’s education programming serving 35,000 school kids each year. Adult beverages and food will be for sale but bring your own chair to watch RME’s talented musicians belting out Petty classics from up above. Concertgoers... Read More

Fly Me To The Moon, At The Putnam

April 12th, 2018

Reaching the moon was one of humanity’s greatest extraterrestrial feats, but when will we finally return to earth’s only permanent natural satellite for good? Come take a glimpse into the future this Saturday Apr 14 at the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport) with the award-winning planetarium show “Back to the Moon for Good”. This amazing presentation will take place 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $4 for the dome experience itself or a $2.50 add-on to exhibit admission. To purchase tickets ahead of time, please visit http://putnam.org/Calendar/Discovery-Dome-Moon. “Back... Read More

Are You Ready For Some Football On The Giant Screen???

March 23rd, 2018

Already having post-football season withdrawals? Well you’re not alone and there may be a fix for those pigskin blues! The Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport) is now offering Football Classics on the GIANT Screen! Every Saturday from Mar 24 through June 2 football classics will be shown on the GIANT screen, adding to the Gridiron Glory exhibit experience. Individual ticket prices are $8.50 for adults ($1 off seniors over 60, college students or military member with ID) and $7 for youth (ages 3-18). You can also add the football movie for only $5 when you purchase a Gridiron Glory exhibit... Read More

Sensory-friendly Screening of Wild Africa Roars Into Putnam

March 10th, 2018

Experience the vast African terrain in Wild Africa, with the first sensory-friendly film experience in the Quad Cities! Thanks to the Autism Society of the Quad Cities and the Putnam Museum, this Sunday Mar 11 will premiere their new sensory-friendly movies on the big screen! What is sensory-friendly? It’s a movie modified to be “friendlier” to the senses. Changes to the environment and film experience include: dimmed but not turned off theater lights, lower volume, all movies in 2D, little to no trailers before the movie and handicapped access to theater. Guests of all ages have the freedom... Read More

Bridge Your Curiosity With New Putnam Event

February 28th, 2018

Does the construction of the new I-74 bridge over the Mississippi put you in the mood to create your very own bridge? Then why not join the Battle of the Bridges? The 11th Annual Battle of the Bridge Contest is happening this Friday Mar 2 and Saturday Mar 3 at the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport)! Thanks to the Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC), this one of a kind competition showcases “Bridge Efficiency”. Teams of 4 from area Elementary, Middle and High Schools, as well as professionals and families come together to build a bridge in three hours. The tools and materials... Read More

Gridiron Glory Grinds Into Putnam Museum

February 1st, 2018

Are you ready for some football?! Start your big game weekend off with a bang at the Putnam Museum! Come experience the thrill and excitement of the Pro Football Hall of Fame without making the trip to Cantion, Ohio! The Putnam Museum will be kicking off a new exhibit this weekend, ‘Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’. Gridiron Glory is the most extensive and comprehensive traveling exhibit ever done on America’s most popular sport, offering an immersive fan experience. Putnam visitors will have access to the best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s vast holding,... Read More