PNC Family Day and Scout Day: Worlds Imagined

Saturday, Nov 5, 2022
10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Join GRAM for a day filled with special activities for families of all ages! To celebrate The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, activities will be themed around creating characters, stories, and worlds from your imagination.

The day’s activities are designed for children and adults of all ages, including:

  • Wimee and Friends Puppet Show Performance (10:30 am) – Join Wimee and friends for fun, interactive, musical word play inspired by imagination, exploration, and creativity! Wimee, a lovable robot puppet, is from the Kent District Library and Wimage produced show Wimee’s Words, as seen on PBS.

  • Gallery Chats with Docents – Stop by specific artworks in our permanent collection to chat with a docent and learn more about the art and artists on view.
  • Art Making Project — Setting the scene for your puppet production is almost as important as the character itself! Join GRAM Studio to construct and design set and landscape to stage your own puppet productions.
  • Scavenger Hunt – Families will collect character clues to earn a special prize as they explore Imagination Unlimited through an I‑Spy style scavenger hunt across the galleries.
  • Story Time – Families can enjoy quiet time as Museum volunteers read Muppet stories aloud. Story time will take place in the Auditorium every 30 minutes, along with an interactive activity inspired by the books.
  • Community Worlds Mural – Guests can design a one-of-a-kind imaginary world, and add it to the Muppet Universe mural. Stop by throughout the event to see all of the unique worlds created!
  • Come to the event dressed up in your favorite Jim Henson character gear for the chance to win a GRAM Family Membership! Winners will be chosen following each PNC Family Day event.

On the November 5th event only, the PNC Family Day will also include a special discounted rate for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts! To receive the discounted Scout Event Day rate and a special GRAM patch, you must pre-register by Nov. 1 by contacting Kristen Hoeker at or 616 – 831-2930.

All activities are included with general admission, and registration is not required. Thanks to the generosity of PNC Bank, every member of your family will receive $2 off your general admission ticket!

Please note: General admission does not include entrance to the Imagination Unlimited exhibition.

Please note: Program safety measures include face covering recommendations, regular sanitization and cleaning, and restricting the sharing of tools/​materials among participants. Masks will be available for those who do not have one.

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For more information, contact Director of Learning and Creativity Kristen Hoeker at 616.831.2930 or

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