Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The third Friday of each month, beginning September 15, explore the Putnam and enjoy new themes each time!

September 6, 2017 (Davenport, Iowa) –School is in session, leaves are beginning to turn andFamily Fun Nights are back at the Putnam Museum and Science Center beginning Friday, September 15. These themed evenings are an opportunity for the whole family to experience the museum and science center at night, as well as interact with Putnam educators through various activities.

We love seeing families make Family Fun Nights a tradition,” says Octavia Houtekier-Boyd, Vice President of Education, “Themed evenings make learning fun and allow parents to create great memories with their children.”

Family Fun Nights occur every 3rd Friday of the month beginning in September. These nights are scheduled to run through April, 2017 from 5-8:30pm. The first half of the schedule, including activities for each night, is listed below.

Activities in the Grand Lobby during Family Fun Nights are free to the public. General museum admission applies to experience the museum and science center and attend the movie.

Family Fun Night Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 15: Travel back to the time of the dinosaurs as you explore the Putnam fossil collection and outdoor Dino Dig! Movie: Flying Monsters 3D

Friday, October 20:Have you ever wondered what is beyond the stars? Join us to find out the answer and more! While you are here check out our Discovery Dome and learn about the stories behind the stars.Movie: Hidden Universe 3D

Friday, November 17: Chemistry can be fun!Learn about atoms and molecules, acids and bases, chemical reactions and more with activities and science experiments happening throughout the Grand Lobby. Movie: Mysteries of the Unseen World

Family Fun Nights will continue January – April with the schedule being released at a later time.For more information or admission prices, please call 563-324-1933 or visit

Family Fun Nights are generously sponsored by the IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union.