Take a trip to the moon inside the NASA Journey to Tomorrow Exhibit

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October 16, 2017
Oct. 11, 2017 (Davenport, Iowa) – Explore NASA missions, examine a moon rock brought back by the crew of Apollo 17, discover the mysteries of space on the GIANT Screen and more during the Putnam’s Adventures in Space weekend Friday, Oct. 20 – Sunday, Oct. 22! During the Adventures in Space weekend the Putnam Museum will open its doors free of charge to the community as they experience the Journey to Tomorrow exhibit and the museum exhibit halls for this one-time only event.
NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow traveling exhibit immerses visitors in a fun-filled interactive experience, which includes learning stations and engaging activities. Guests will be challenged to think about how aircraft fly; what it’s like to live and work in space; and how the planets orbit the sun.  Current NASA missions are on display inside the trailer such as advanced aeronautics research and our efforts to send future human explorers to Mars and beyond. The exhibit also features a genuine moon rock artifact returned to Earth by the crew of the Apollo 17 lunar landing mission as well as photographs of NASA Glenn Research Center’s early years! The Journey to Tomorrow exhibit is wheelchair accessible making it an enjoyable experience for everyone and will be located in the Putnam parking lot for the duration of the weekend.
 “The Adventures in Space weekend is a great opportunity for the community to experience all that the Putnam has to offer and more,” says Kim Findlay, president and CEO. “We are excited to welcome the NASA exhibit for this special occasion.”
Adventures in Space weekend is Oct. 20 – Oct. 22 and includes the Putnam’s Grand Lobby, GIANT Screen Theater and parking lot exhibit. Regular hours will apply for the weekend: Fri. – Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 12 – 5pm.  The Journey to Tomorrow Trailer will only be available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday.
Family Fun Night is also space-themed on Friday, Oct. 20 from 5 – 8:30 and is no cost.  The Journey to Tomorrow Trailer will be open again from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. during Family Fun Night.
The Adventures in Space weekend is generously sponsored by the 3M Foundation and the Iowa Space Grant Consortium. Family Fun Night is sponsored by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union.
For more information about the Adventures in Space weekend, please contact Brittany Glass at 563-336-7290 or
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.
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