Center for Puppetry Arts to host Jim Henson 80th Birthday Celebration, September 24

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A momentous occasion to celebrate Jim Henson’s 80th birthday, Center for Puppetry Arts will host a birthday bash on Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. -5 p.m.! Festivities will include a special guided tour of the Jim Henson Collection, Henson-focused story time, puppet building, Henson gallery carts with an informal Q&A with Center conservators and will culminate with special film screenings of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller and Farscape at 8 p.m. All activities will take place in and around the Jim Henson Collection in the newly expanded Worlds of Puppetry Museum at the Center, which also includes a Global Collection.


Festivities are as follows:

  • 11 a.m.             Special Guided Tour of the Jim Henson Collection
  • 12:30 & 2:30 p.m. Henson-Focused Story Time
  • 1-4 p.m.             Fantastical Friends Puppet Building in the Center’s Atrium
  • 2-5 p.m.                       Henson Gallery Carts and an informal Q&A with the Center’s Jim Henson puppet conservators
  • 8 p.m.                         Screening of The Storyteller and Farscape


With the exception of the special guided tour and the film screenings, all activities are FREE with Museum admission.



What:              A Jim Henson 80th Birthday Celebration

When:              September 24, 2016

Where:            Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street, NW at 18th
Atlanta, GA 30309
How:                For ticket information, visit  or call 404-873-3391


September 14 2016


Date: September 14
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Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Atlanta, 30303



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Rachael Taylor
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