The Jim Henson Exhibition:
Imagination Unlimited

Exhibit at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation®

  • June 5, 2021 – Sept. 6, 2021
  • Time: 9:30 am – 5 pm

Free for members or with museum admission.

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Jim Henson Exhibition Imagination Unlimited

This dynamic experience explores Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on culture.

Throughout a singular career spanning four decades, Jim Henson created iconic puppet characters and stories for film and television that left an indelible mark on popular culture. With his gently subversive humor, restless curiosity, and innovative approach to puppetry, Henson built the Muppets into an enduring international brand, contributed beloved puppet characters to Sesame Street, and made movies that applied his vivid imagination to stories for the big screen. This exhibition explores Henson’s unique contributions to the moving image, and how he and a talented team of designers, performers, and writers created an unparalleled body of work that continues to delight and inspire people of all ages.

Your Experience includes:

  • More than 100 original artifacts, including 25 puppets
  • Character sketches, storyboards, scripts, costumes, and photographs
  • Film and television clips
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Interactive puppeteering experiences

Free Admission for Members

Become a member for free admission to The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited  then use your membership for a full year of free admission to the museum and village, plus free parking and exclusive savings on ticketed events.

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The exhibition was organized by Museum of the Moving Image in collaboration with the Henson family, The Jim Henson Legacy, and The Jim Henson Company, and in cooperation with Sesame Workshop and The Muppets Studio.

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Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Member Non­member
Senior (62+) Free $22.50
General Admission (12-61) Free $25.00
Youth (5-11) Free $18.75
Children (4 & Under) Free Free

* Ticket prices are subject to change.