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 www.puppet.org or call 404-873-3391