The Jim Henson Exhibition

Imagination Unlimited

  1. The Fraggles are small creatures that live in a system of natural caves called Fraggle Rock. There, they work on getting along with their neighbors, the Doozers, Gorgs, and the Silly Creatures, for the betterment of the whole community.

    © The Jim Henson Company

  2. Labyrinth was the last feature-length film directed by Henson, and featured Jennifer Connelly, Brian Henson, and David Bowie as the Goblin King, Jareth.

    Photo by John Brown. © The Jim Henson Company.

  3. Jim and Jane Henson on set during the filming of a Wilkins Coffee commercial in 1960. The nine-second commercials were so successful that more than 200 were eventually produced.

    Photo by Del Ankers, Courtesy of The Jim Henson Company.

Opens May 20, 2017

Organized by the Museum of the Moving Image, The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited explores Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture.

This comprehensive exhibition reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and much more.

The exhibition features a broad range of artifacts related to Henson’s unparalleled career, including more than 20 puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, film and television clips, behind-the-scenes footage, iconic costumes, and interactive experiences that allow visitors to try their hand at puppeteering on camera and designing a puppet.

Special exhibition pricing applies for The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, and includes access to all other MoPOP galleries.

Join the lovers, the dreamers, and MoPOP for a most sensational opening party, Celebrational Muppetational!

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MoPOP is seeking outgoing volunteers to assist with the puppet theater inside the exhibit.

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The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is organized by Museum of the Moving Image.


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