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Putnam Museum & Science Center Joins Smithsonian magazine’s 13th Annual Museum Day Live!

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September 18, 2017
Sept. 18, 2017 (Davenport, Iowa) – The Putnam Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 23 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. 
Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. Over 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.
 “Every day the Putnam welcomes our community with the strong belief that “You Belong Here!”  Museum Day Live! is another great opportunity for us, as a Smithsonian affiliate, to open our doors to all members of our community,” says Kim Findlay, president and CEO. “We are looking forward to seeing plenty of new faces along with those who visit the Putnam regularly.”
The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum/putnam-museum-science-center/. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free general admission entrance for two guests at the Putnam on Sept. 23, 2017. For more information about Museum Day Live! and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday
For more information about the Putnam’s participation in Museum Day Live!, please contact Amanda Crosby at 563-336-7291.
 
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About the Putnam
2017 marked the start of 150 years that the Putnam has been inspiring ideas, dialogue and interaction among people of all ages. 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 putnam.org.

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