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Muscatine Living

DAVENPORT, Iowa–The Putnam Museum and Science Center is hosting their annual fundraiser, the Mad Scientist Ball, throughout the weekend of Oct. 14-16.

The event, which includes two themed nights and a weekend-long film festival, offers different opportunities for fun ranging from family activities to beer tasting to Halloween-themed films, all in support of the Putnam’s Community Access Fund.

“We think there will be something for everyone over the Mad Scientist Ball weekend. You can come to the event with family and children on Friday, you can enjoy a Saturday night with adults, or catch a movie or two on the GIANT Screen throughout the weekend,” says Rachael Mullins, President and CEO of the Putnam. “No matter how you participate, you’ll be helping to provide incredible educational opportunities, engagement, and access to all people within our community through our Community Access Fund. With the funds raised at the Mad Scientist Ball, we can continue to make sure that all audiences can access our impactful enrichment learning experiences, and we can have a great time while doing it!”

On Friday, Oct. 14, families will enjoy a screening of the original “Hocus Pocus” on the GIANT Screen, a live Absolute Science show, Halloween crafts, science demonstrations, and special Science Center activities. Costumes are encouraged.

Graphic courtesy the Putnam Museum.

On Saturday, Oct.15, adults will be treated to a night of “Hops and Horror.” The event features beer tasting, signature cocktails, a mad scientist, and Dr. Brad Sturgeon, who will explore the Science of Brewing. In addition, two movies will be shown on the GIANT Screen: “Mary Shelley” and “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.”

Throughout the weekend, the Putnam will be showing several Halloween-themed films on the GIANT Screen, including Tim Burton’s the “Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Frankenweenie.”

The Mad Scientist Ball is made possible thanks to sponsors like the Iowa/Illinois Chapter of the American Chemical Society, Shared IT, and Shaun and Vickie Graves. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Mad Scientist Ball, visit https://www.putnam.org/calendar/mad-scientist-ball-2022.

Friday night tickets are $15 for kids and $20 for adults. Saturday night tickets are $30 and $45 (VIP). Movie prices and showtimes are listed on the Putnam website.

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