Jim Henson’s Fantastic World

September 23rd, 2010

Title: Jim Henson’s Fantastic World
Location: Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
Description: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Bert and Ernie, and many more are coming to Chicago to provide you with a rare look into the imagination of Jim Henson—the creator of these innovative characters who has entertained adults and children alike for generations. So grab your kids, and round up your neighbors and friends: it’s time to plan a date to see Jim Henson’s Fantastic World at MSI!

The exhibit opens September 24th—what would have been Henson’s 74th birthday—with a celebration starting at 10:30 a.m. Whether you come for the opening event or anytime during the run of the exhibit, you’ll explore more than 130 original artworks created by Henson himself, including drawings, cartoons, storyboards, television and movie props, photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work, original video productions and experimental films from his early career. See your favorite puppets including Kermit the Frog, Rowlf and Bert and Ernie. As a special treat, Miss Piggy from Muppets Take Manhattan will make a special debut, added to the exhibit for the Chicago stop only! And kids will love to express their inventiveness through fun, hands-on activities like directing a puppet show and creating a character.

This special exhibition is not included in general admission. Tickets are $5 for adults and seniors; $2 for children (ages 3-11)
Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2010-09-24

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