September 10, 2009

Travel the globe via the IMAX!

By Lori Arguello, Director of Marketing
Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre, Davenpor

WHAT: World Adventure Travelogue Series

WHEN: September 2009-April 2010

WHERE: Putnam Museum and IMAX® Theatre in Davenport

COST: $6. Putnam members receive discounted admission

Explore world cultures at the Putnam Museum! The World Adventure Series is held on six Tuesdays, September through April each year, in the Putnam Museum’s IMAX Theatre — you can travel the globe via the six-story screen, where filmmakers personally present their films.

This popular film series has been held for more than 40 years at the Putnam, making it one of the most popular programs each year. Destinations on this year’s “travel” schedule include Mexico, Tuscany, Sweden and more. Purchase the entire six-film series for $33. Individual film tickets may be purchased for $6. Putnam members pay $4/film or $21/series.

Also available is the Adventurer museum membership category. For just $40 per yearly membership (or $65 for a two-year membership), Putnam members will receive admission to all six travelogues each year. Other member benefits include unlimited Museum visits and 10% discount at the Museum Store and Snack Stop. This membership is perfect for those looking to attend all six travelogues as well as visit the Exhibit Halls all year. To sign up for the Adventurer, call (563) 324-1054, ext. 218 or email

The 2009-10 World Adventure Series is:

Presented by Fran Reidelberger
1pm, 4pm, and 7pm
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Inside the Tuscan Hills
Presented by John Wilson
1pm, 4pm and 7pm
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pacific Coast Top to Bottom
Presented by Bob DeLoss
1pm, 4pm and 7pm
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Real World of Fiji
Presented by Rick Howard
1:30pm, 4pm and 7pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Return to Sweden
Presented by Dale Johnson
1pm, 4pm, and 7pm
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sahel: A West African Journey
Presented by Sid Nolan
1pm, 4pm and 7pm
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Each travelogue will be presented three times: 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Individual tickets may be purchased after September 1. Cost is $6/person; special pricing of $4/person for Putnam Museum members. To purchase online, a $1.50 surcharge is added per ticket. First-come, first-served. Subject to availability. For more information, call 563-324-1933 or log on to

The Putnam Museum and IMAX ®Theatre is a 501(c) (3) educational corporation, providing the greater Quad Cities region with quality of life experiences since 1867. The Museum is the primary repository for the area’s unique treasures – over 170,000 artifacts and specimens that tell the stories of the region, the people who live here and their connections to the world. The IMAX® Theatre is equipped with 270-sloped, stadium-style seats; a screen six stories high and seven stories wide; a six-speaker, 10,000 watt digital sound system; and Academy Award®-winning IMAX® projection system. Visit the Putnam Museum and IMAX® Theatre at IMAX® is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation.