Museum admission is FREE for youth ages 17 and under
(children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)
Celebrate the new Jim Henson Exhibition with a day packed with fun and educational activities for children of all ages. At the Fall Family Day, visitors will be immersed in the world of puppetry through hands-on puppet making and media creation in our Studio, tours of the Henson Exhibition, and opportunities to attend a live interactive family comedy concert presented by Sesame Street performer Leslie Carrara-Rudolph and Henson-related screenings throughout the day.
Drop-in activities include (no ticket required):
Puppet making and more in the Moving Image Studio
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Digital Learning Suite)
Recommended for ages 4+
This super-sized version of the Museum’s drop-in studio will feature activities focused on building paper-bag puppets using a variety of materials, puppetry on screen, making your own puppet memes, and coloring.
Screening: Muppet Family Moments
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Bartos Screening Room)
Recommended for ages 3+
A continuous loop throughout the day of clips of Muppets and their families.
Throughout the day, families are invited to explore The Jim Henson Exhibition and the Museum’s core exhibition Behind the Screen; both feature new Family Activity Guides. In addition, Museum educators will lead brief tours of The Jim Henson Exhibition every half hour (from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.).
Beyond puppetry, visitors are also welcome to visit Video Arcade, a showcase of more than 20 playable classic video arcade games from our collection (tokens can be purchased in the gallery).
Ticketed events: At 12:00 p.m., Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (who performs Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street) will perform her family comedy concert “Leslie and Lolly Make Stuff Up”; and at 2:00 p.m. the Museum will present The Muppets (2011) on the big screen. Follow the links for further details and ticket information.