Museum of Science and Industry

Jim Henson's Fantastic World Member Preview

September 23, 2010

Event Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • September 23, 2010
  • Time:
  • 5:30 PM
  • Cost:
  • Reservations with member free special exhibition tickets are required. (See details below.)

Event runs from 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Lecture begins at 7 p.m.

A Private Viewing Night for Members

Get a rare peek into the imagination of Jim Henson—a brilliant innovator and the creator of Kermit, Big Bird and other beloved characters. This exhibition features 100 original artworks, including drawings, cartoons and storyboards that demonstrate Henson’s talent as a story teller. The exhibit also documents Henson’s process of “visual thinking” through renderings, photographs, documents, puppets and film.

Special Lecture by Karen Falk

Join us at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium for a lecture by Karen Falk, Archives Director for The Jim Henson Company, who will present a brief talk about Jim Henson and his legacy. She is the curator of Jim Henson’s Fantastic World and has organized other Henson exhibits for museums, universities and theaters around the country. In addition, Falk has contributed to numerous publications, documentaries, websites and DVD releases relating to the life and work of Jim Henson.

Seating for the lecture is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The topic of the lecture is best suited for adults but is open to members of all ages. The Brain Food Court will be open until 8 p.m. Parking is free for the evening.

Make Your Reservations Online!

Advanced reservations are required for the Jim Henson’s Fantastic World Members Preview, and tickets are for timed entry. Members must make reservations using their free special exhibition tickets. Just click the "Register Online" button on this page to make your reservation.

Members receive:

Associate: 1 ticket (for 9/23 event only) | Bachelor: 2 tickets | Master: 4 tickets | Doctorate: 6 tickets

Additional tickets may also be purchased at the reduced rate for members, up to the admittance number on your membership card. You must be a current member when you reserve tickets, as well as on the date you view the exhibit. New and rejoining members, please allow up to three business days for activation of your membership before making reservations.

Jim Henson’s Fantastic World was organized by The Jim Henson Legacy and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in cooperation with the Henson family, The Jim Henson Company, The Muppets Studio, LLC, and Sesame Workshop.

This exhibition is made possible by The Biography Channel. Additional support has been provided by The Jane Henson Foundation and Cheryl Henson.

Photo this page by John E. Barrett, courtesy of The Jim Henson Company. Kermit the Frog © The Muppets Studio, LLC.
Photos elsewhere: Snowths & Mahna Mahna photo by John E. Barrett. © The Muppets Studio, LLC.

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