The Quad City Holiday Tradition is back at the Putnam Museum. The Polar Express Pajama Party.

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Polar Express Pajama Party

The Putnam Museum and Science Center in Davenport, Iowa, is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated return of its Polar Express Pajama Party. This year, December 14-17, children and their families are once again invited to enjoy the magic of Christmas at this four-day event, promising an abundance of holiday fun.

Decked in their most loved PJs, children can engage in numerous festive activities while watching the holiday classic, The Polar Express 3D, on the Museum's gigantic screen. Festivities include face painting, a scrumptious hot chocolate bar, a make-and-take sleigh bell station, and an adventurous lights-out tour through the museum.

Putnam Museum
Putnam Museum

Get Tickets and More Information

Ticket sales for the Polar Express Pajama Party begin Friday, November 10th. General admission is priced at $16 for adults and $14 for youths. A special VIP package is also available for $30, providing priority seating for the film, exclusive Polar Express keepsakes, and full access to all activities.

Following Thanksgiving, the museum will run The Polar Express for the rest of the holiday season. Detailed schedules for movie timings are available on the museum's official website,

This remarkable holiday event is partly sponsored by the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Davenport and Whitey’s Ice Cream, two long-term supporters who help the Quad City community continue this cherished annual tradition.

Putnam Museum 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA 52804
Putnam Museum 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA 52804

About The Putnam

The Putnam Museum brings to life a sense of place, time, and purpose to
ignite human potential and inspire our diverse community to learn about and care for our world
and all its people. For more than 150 years, guests have experienced Putnam’s permanent exhibits ranging from Unearthing Ancient Egypt to our family-favorite science galleries, as well as an array of programs and internationally recognized traveling exhibits.

The Putnam is dedicated to helping guests discover and explore in a friendly and engaging atmosphere, including wheelchair access throughout the museum and theater, sensory-friendly maps and backpacks, and wheelchairs available to borrow upon request. For more information about events, exhibits, and accessibility visit

For further details about upcoming events, exhibitions, or the museum's accessibility features, visit, Experience the spirit of Christmas this year at the Polar Express Pajama Party and embark on a memorable family adventure at the Putnam Museum.



  • Thursday, December 14: Activities from 5–7 pm, Movie at 7 pm
  • Friday, December 15: Activities from 2–9 pm, Movies at 3:30 pm, 6 pm, 8:15 pm
  • Saturday, December 16: Activities from 2–9 pm, Movies at 3:30 pm, 6 pm, 8:15 pm
  • Sunday, December 17: Activities from 12–7 pm, Movies at 1 pm, 3:30 pm, 6 pm
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