August 5, 2010

Summer Attractions at the Putnam and IMAX

Information from the Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre, Davenport

Now showing at the IMAX:

Your mind is the scene of the crime!

Inception: The IMAX Experience is now playing on our six-story screen! Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime.
Tickets are $11.50/adults; $9.50/seniors/student/military;

Putnam Museum exhibits:

Hit the road with Fossil Freeway!
Take the ultimate road trip on the Fossil Freeway at the Putnam! Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway is the newest exhibit designed especially for our youngest visitors! Explore the fun artwork of Ray Troll and discover real-life fossils from our region! Investigate the world of early jawless and armored fishes! See the remains of plants that lived before, during and after the age of the dinosaurs! Take the plunge and find out about critters that lived in the ancient oceans that covered Iowa and Illinois millions of years ago. There are animals that look like plants, a saber-toothed fish, worm trails, dinosaur tracks, fossil scat, giant ground sloth bits, mammoth bones and even a Tully monster or two! It’s a great “trip” to take this summer!

Explore aviation at the Putnam!
Dive into the rich, local history of aviation with the exhibit Take Flight: Aviation Up-close and Personal! Now on exhibit! From the Davenport Aviation School to the Velie Monocoupe, visitors will experience the principles of flight via simulators and interactive displays. Discover how planes are built when local Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) clubs build a small plane from start to finish in the exhibit hall.

Take Flight! exhibit is presented thanks to a generous grant from Scott County Regional Authority.