Putnam film series to take travel lovers on ‘World Adventure’

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October 01, 2018
DAVENPORT, Iowa (Sept. 27, 2018) — History buffs and travel enthusiasts will soon discover the Netherlands’ lowland provinces, explore the East African safari, journey across Canada and find more revelations with the return of the Putnam’s World Adventure Series — a series of monthly travel documentaries in the Putnam’s GIANT Screen Theater, starting Tuesday, Oct. 9.
“Guests fascinated by culture and history can travel the world without digging into their life savings. This series allows you to learn about numerous places around the globe and hear from filmmakers who have documented their incredible encounters,” said Kim Findlay, Putnam president and CEO. “The World Adventure Series lets visitors bring out their inner adventurer each month as they connect with other cultures’ way of life. Then a person can determine where they truly most want to travel during their lifetime.”
Tickets are on sale now for the World Adventure Series kick off on Oct. 9, featuring showings of “Discovering the Dutch” at 2 and 6 p.m. The screenings feature a talk by filmmaker Sandy Mortimer before and after the film.
The cost for complete series passes is $40 for adults or $35 for adult Putnam members, and $35 for youth (age 3-18) or $30 for youth members.
Individual documentary tickets can also be purchased for $9 for adults, $8 for students/seniors/military and $8 for youth. Putnam members receive $1 off ticket prices.
The 2018-19 World Adventure Series includes the following showings:
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9 – Discovering the Dutch
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13 – East African Safari
  • Tuesday, Feb. 19 – Disney Nature: Born in China
  • Tuesday, March 19 – The Great Canadian Train Ride by Doug Jones
  • Tuesday, April 23 – The Silk Road
For more information about the World Adventure Series and to purchase tickets, visit or call 563-324-1933.
About the Putnam
The Putnam has been inspiring ideas, dialogue and interaction among people of all ages for 150 years. And today, we’re better than ever with hands-on fun for the whole family. Launch rockets or interact with a robot in our Science Center, “touch the untouchable” in our Augmented Reality Experience,  visit our famous mummies in Unearthing Ancient Egypt, climb into a tree house in Black Earth | Big River or go back in time to see our region’s history in River, Prairie and People. Also experience internationally recognized traveling exhibits or take in a movie in our National Geographic Giant Screen Theater with a screen towering six stories tall. Our welcoming team is dedicated to helping you discover and explore in a friendly and engaging place.
For more information about current and upcoming events, exhibits and movies, visit

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