A popular museum in Illinois is welcoming a very special exhibit focusing on a creative man and his famous children's television shows and movies.

Jim Henson Exhibit Is Coming To Peoria Museum

Back when I was a child, I was a huge fan of any show or movie that Jim Henson put out especially when it came to "The Muppet Show" and "Sesame Street." I think there was a short time in my life when I was little that I wanted to be a puppeteer.

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When my daughter was born, I was able to share my love of the Muppets with her and she enjoyed it too. We would watch the shows together and it brought back all kinds of great memories and started some new ones too.

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Then, a few years ago they brought a special exhibit to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It featured the TV and movie worlds created by Jim Henson. The whole thing looked amazing and I made plans to take my daughter.

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I made a huge mistake that day. I didn't purchase tickets in advance for this special exhibit at the museum. When we arrived at the location, the tickets were already sold out. We were both very disappointed. Unfortunately, it was one of the last days at MSI. We never got a chance to see it.

I promised her one day we would finally get to enjoy this amazing traveling exhibit. Unfortunately, it never came back around and we never got the opportunity to see it. Well, now we finally do.

Peoria Riverfront Museum

The Jim Henson exhibit is coming to the Riverfront Museum in Peoria. I've already talked to my daughter and we are planning a road trip for the fall. We are so excited and can't wait to finally see it. The exhibit will run from September 28th through January 5th.

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