NEWS

Putnam Brings Disney’s Big Hero 6 3D to GIANT Screen

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

DAVENPORT, Iowa (April 2, 2015) – In celebration of National Robotics Week, the Putnam is excited to announce the limited run of Disney’s Big Hero 6 3D in the National Geographic GIANT Screen Theater. The film will be playing for a limited run from Thursday, April 9th through Sunday, April 12th. Tickets are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, Students and Military, and $6.50 for Youth 3-12. Visitors can become Ultimate Explorers and experience all the Putnam has to offer by adding a visit to the Museum and Science center AND the travelling exhibit Alien Worlds and Androids!

The film’s website says that the film is full of “all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios.” It goes on to state that Big Hero 6 3D is an action-packed comedy adventure that introduces Baymax, a lovable, personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends— adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred — who transform into a band of unlikely heroes.

Big Hero 6 is the winner of several awards including the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, and was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at both the Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards. Local movie reviewer Linda Cook speaks of the movie as being “a roller-coaster of a futuristic action movie” that is “perfect family fare” and that “The entire movie focuses on techies. That’s how the students can become superheroes: They don’t gain mysterious powers, they simply create weapons and costumes capable of amazing things.”

For the official trailer, visit https://youtu.be/z3biFxZIJOQ .

For more information, please contact Anna Renkosiak at arenkosiak@putnam.org.

What’s Happening at the Putnam!

The Putnam Museum and Science Center will be closed Sunday, April 5th in observation of the Easter holiday.

The Putnam’s featured exhibit Alien Worlds and Androids is only here for a limited time! Visitors will join scientists in their search for alien life within and beyond our solar system, discover strange alien-like creatures found here on Earth, and learn about the technologies used to explore remote solar systems and extreme environments found on Earth. Included in the search are familiar characters such as Iron Man, C3PO and more!

Check out the all NEW www.putnam.org! Plan a Putnam Experience that is all your own in the NEW “Who Are You?” section! Check out our new Calendar of Events that allows you to sort which events you’d like to view! Discover these and many other new features at the all NEW www.putnam.org.

Summer camps are now available for purchase! Old favorites like Harry Potter and Rube Goldberg Academy return due to popular demand. New camps such as Seuss on the Loose, iCode and Structurally Sound make their summer debut! Visit www.putnam.org for more information and to purchase.

About the Putnam

The Putnam has been inspiring ideas, dialogue and interaction among people of all ages for nearly 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, visit our famous mummies in Unearthing Ancient Egypt, climb into a treehouse 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 6 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, follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/PutnamMuseum.