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Worlds of Puppetry Museum Hosts World’s Most Comprehensive Collection of Jim Henson Puppets

Worlds of Puppetry Museum Hosts World’s Most Comprehensive Collection of Jim Henson Puppets

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Last week, we had the chance to check out the preview of the Center for Puppetry Arts’ Worlds of Puppetry Museum. The new exhibit showcases the world’s most comprehensive collection of Jim Henson puppets and artifacts in one half, and in the second half there’s a sizable collection of puppets from across the world.

Being a massive fan of the Muppets, seeing the Jim Henson exhibit was my #1 priority. Members of the Center as well as members of the press had a chance to preview the collections last week, and as we entered – I was almost in tears with my excitement. Walking through the collection was like growing up again. From Jim Henson’s early work and getting to see the foundation and evolution of his characters from the beginning through Sesame Street through the Muppets through Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock and even Labyrinth – it was an incredibly thorough journey of Henson’s career.

Center for Puppetry Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts

If you’re curious just how much I geeked out… See the video below.

And here’s a little sneak peek at what fellow pop culture junkies may love in the second half of the museum!

Center for Puppetry Arts

Beyond just the characters that visitors will know and love, there’s also an incredible collection of puppets from across the globe.

Center for Puppetry Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts

Overall, it was an incredibly fun outing for myself and FanBolt’s associate editor, Jasmine. We found ourselves nerding out and taking a number of selfies with our favorite puppets. I hadn’t been to the Center for Puppetry Arts since I was in elementary school, but I was more than thrilled to return and see that it still held just as much excitement and joy for me now as it did when I was kid! We highly recommend checking out the Worlds of Puppetry Museum!

For ticket information, visit www.puppet.org/museum. And if you want to check out a few more geek out moments that I had, check out my Instagram!

Photo Credit: Emma Loggins / FanBolt

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. She updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002!

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