Family fun nights return to Putnam Museum & Science Center

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Family Fun Nights: After-hours Activities for the whole Family!

The third Friday of each month, September through April, get to the Putnam to explore, discover, and enjoy new themes for family fun.

Family Fun Nights are back at the Putnam Museum and Science Center. Family Fun Nights are an opportunity to experience the museum and science center at night, as well as interact with Putnam educators through various and new activities.

Each evening will have a theme to guide the fun and activities for all ages – preschool on up.

“There is always something new at the Putnam, and each Family Fun night has a new theme,” says Octavia, Vice President of Education. “From building your own skull to taking a journey to space, make it your new family tradition to have fun on Fridays at the Putnam.”

Family Fun Nights occur the 3rd Friday of the month beginning in September. These nights are scheduled to run through April 2017, and take place from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The complete schedule, including activities for each night, is listed below.

According to Octavia, “When a parent takes an interest in the education of their child, it has an impact, not only academically, but socially, mentally and emotionally. Informal education is the easiest way for a parent to accomplish this connection and have some fun learning alongside their child.”

Activities that take place in the Grand Lobby during Family Fun Nights are free to the public. General museum admission is required to experience the museum and science center as well as movie prices apply to view films. Please visit for all pricing information.


Family Fun Night Schedule of Events:

Friday, Sept. 16: Discover types of alternative energy build a solar car and exert some of your own energy in the Science Center! Movie: Forces of Nature

Friday, Oct. 21: Solve the Case of the Talking Skulls, see how treats help naturalists learn the tricks of animal eating patterns and make a skull mask of your very own. Movie: Tiny Giants

Friday, Nov. 18: Join us for a journey to the stars, speak with local astronomers and create star seeking tools of your own. Movie: Journey to Space

Friday, Jan. 20: You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to build your own rocket or learn about the FUN of flight. Movie: Living in the Age of Airplanes

Friday, Feb. 17: TBD

Friday, March 17: Going Green

Friday, April 21: Astronomy

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