If you've ever wanted to see Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie or Beaker in person, you will love the Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, opens a new window on display at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum, opens a new window until August 14, 2022.
Free tickets are available with your San Mateo County Libraries card through our Discover & Go service, while supplies last. Advanced reservations are required. Follow the instructions on the Contemporary Jewish Museum's listing on the Discover & Go site to reserve and print your tickets.
The exhibit features original puppets of some of Jim Henson's most beloved creations, along with props from movies like Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. Interactive exhibits allow you to try your hand at moving a character on screen and designing your own puppet using a variety of accessories.
Among the fascinating facts featured in the exhibit: Jim Henson got his start after checking out two books on puppetry from the public library!
To learn more about puppetry from Jim Henson himself, you may want to check out the video series Jim Henson Presents the World of Puppetry, available through Kanopy with your library card. Made by Henson in 1985, it showcases puppeteers from around the world.