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PNC Family Days: The Jim Henson Exhibition

Join us for PNC Family Days throughout the month of November!

Join GRAM for special activities for families of all ages during PNC Family Days. To celebrate The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, activities will be themed around creating characters, stories, and worlds from your imagination.

PNC Family Days:

  • Saturday, November 5
  • Saturday, November 12
  • Saturday, November 19

Family Day activities are designed for children and adults of all ages, including:

  • Wimee and Friends Puppet Show Performance (1:00 pm) – 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!
  • Enter to Win — 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.
  • November 5 only — Stop by the Kent District Library Bookmobile in front of the museum!

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.

For more information, contact Group Experience Manager Kristen Hoeker at 616.831.2930 or

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