The Polar Express Pajama Parties Return to the Putnam for the 2017 Holiday Season

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November 06, 2017
October 30, 2017 (Davenport, Iowa) – The beloved Quad-Cities’ family tradition –The Polar Express Pajama Parties – are back bigger and better than ever for this upcoming holiday season!
Ten showings of The Polar Express 3D take place during four events:
Thursday, Dec. 14: 5 – 7 pm with the movie at 6 pm
Friday, Dec. 15: 3 – 9 pm with movies at 3:45 pm, 6 pm & 8:15 pm
Saturday, Dec. 16: 3 – 9 pm with movies showing at 3:45 pm, 6 pm & 8:15 pm
Sunday, December 17: 12– 6:30 pm with movies at 12:30 pm, 3 pm & 5:30 pm
Families of all ages can expect tons of fun while attending one of the scheduled parties. Along with the showing of The Polar Express 3D on the GIANT Screen in your pj’s, enjoy the following holiday activities:
  •         Face painting
  •         Hot chocolate station
  •         Make-n-take sleigh bell station
  •         Holiday tic-tac-toe
  •         Souvenir Putnam ornament
  •         Lights-out adventure through the museum exhibits.  Bring a flashlight!
Putnam members get the first opportunity to buy tickets! Beginning Friday, Nov. 3, members can purchase tickets by visiting or by calling 563-324-1933.
Friday, Nov. 17, tickets are available to the general public and can be purchased at the Putnam ticketing counter, by phone, or at
Adult tickets are $10 and youth tickets (2-18) are $13. All activities, including the movie and general admission to the Putnam’s multiple exhibits, is included in the price.
Did you know that the Putnam Museum sells more tickets to The Polar Express than any other movie screen in the country? Events do tend to sell out quickly. To ensure your early reservation, become a member for just $6.67 a month by visiting our ticketing counter or by visiting
For questions or more information, visit or call 563-324-1933.
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

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