WORTH THE DRIVE: Kermit, Grover and Bert and Ernie highlight new COSI exhibition

“The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited” opens May 25

Kermit the Frog, Bert, Ernie and their Muppet pals will be center stage at a new exhibition opening this weekend.

“The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited” opens Saturday, May 25, at COSI in Columbus. The show explores Henson’s work in film and television and the impact he made on popular culture.

Credit: Jim Bennett

Credit: Jim Bennett

“This inspiring look into Jim Henson’s imagination will not only spark nostalgia in those who grew up with his work, but it will catalyze the next generation of creative talent through science and the arts,” Dr. Frederic Bertley, COSI president and CEO, said in a release.

“This exhibition showcases the fantastic creative side of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) through the lens of an iconic innovator.”


The Henson exhibition, on view through Sept. 2, will explore his work as a young man using reproductions of early drawings and sketches and following his career through television series and films.

Visitors can view a Kermit the Frog puppet from 1978, familiar Sesame Street puppets including Grover and Count von Count, costumes from the 1986 film Labyrinth as well as character sketches, storyboards and more from Henson’s career.

Credit: Jim Bennett

Credit: Jim Bennett

The exhibition also features an exploration of The Muppet Show from a concept Henson first developed in the early 1960s to an internationally beloved series. This section features iconic puppets including Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker and Scooter.


What: "The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited"

When: May 25 – Sept. 2

Where: COSI, 333 W. Broad St., Columbus

Admission: General admission is $20 for youth ages 2-12 and $25 for adults age 13 and above.

More info: Website

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