The Jim Henson Exhibition

Imagination Unlimited

  1. Experience Henson's creative process through an interactive puppet-making station and a life-sized puppet theater where guests can try their hands at puppeteering like Henson and his performers.

    Photo by Jim Bennett.

  2. Kermit the Frog is one of more than 20 puppets on view, which include Grover from Sesame Street, Red from Fraggle Rock, and Jen and Kira from The Dark Crystal

    Photo by Jim Bennett

  3. The exhibition is divided into sections highlighting Henson's most famous worlds including Sesame Street and the Muppets, plus sections devoted to his early work and experimentation.

    Photo by Jim Bennett.

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.

Extended through February 25, 2018.


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

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

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