Current Exhibits


The jim henson exhibition: imagination unlimited
NOW – January 10, 2021

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited explores Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture.  This comprehensive exhibition reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and much more.  The exhibition features a broad range of artifacts related to Henson’s unparalleled career, including more than 20 puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, film and television clips, behind-the-scenes footage, iconic costumes, and interactive experiences that allow visitors to try their hand at puppeteering on camera and designing a puppet.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is a traveling exhibition from Museum of the Moving Image.


Jim Henson Exhibition program Events

Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10:00 am
Join us each Friday at The Platform for storytime and a craft related to The Jim Henson Exhibition. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the theme for each week. This activity is included with museum admission but requires timed entry reservations. Each person must reserve or buy a ticket in advance online or over the phone, including children and museum members.… Continue Reading Current Exhibits

The Durham Museum

6:30 pm
This virtual panel presentation features not one but three amazing talents who have all been a part of The Jim Henson Company since the 1970s. Moderated by Karen Falk, Archives Director for The Jim Henson Company, the panel will also feature: Karen Prell: A celebrated performer who has worked with The Jim Henson Company for more than 40 years on… Continue Reading Current Exhibits

Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10:00 am
Remote Learner and Homeschool Days On-site Activity • Wednesday, November 11 $5/student or adult, registration is required (Program not included with museum membership) Learning from home this school year? Join us for a special series this fall celebrating The Jim Henson Exhibition. Each date will feature small group experiences in the exhibition, plus additional crafts and activities to make this… Continue Reading Current Exhibits

The Durham Museum

Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10:00 am
Join us each Friday at The Platform for storytime and a craft related to The Jim Henson Exhibition. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the theme for each week. This activity is included with museum admission but requires timed entry reservations. Each person must reserve or buy a ticket in advance online or over the phone, including children and museum members.… Continue Reading Current Exhibits

The Durham Museum

Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10:00 am
Join us each Friday at The Platform for storytime and a craft related to The Jim Henson Exhibition. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the theme for each week. This activity is included with museum admission but requires timed entry reservations. Each person must reserve or buy a ticket in advance online or over the phone, including children and museum members.… Continue Reading Current Exhibits

The Durham Museum

Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10:00 am
Join us each Friday at The Platform for storytime and a craft related to The Jim Henson Exhibition. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the theme for each week. This activity is included with museum admission but requires timed entry reservations. Each person must reserve or buy a ticket in advance online or over the phone, including children and museum members.… Continue Reading Current Exhibits

The Durham Museum

Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10:00 am
Join us each Friday at The Platform for storytime and a craft related to The Jim Henson Exhibition. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the theme for each week. This activity is included with museum admission but requires timed entry reservations. Each person must reserve or buy a ticket in advance online or over the phone, including children and museum members.… Continue Reading Current Exhibits

The Durham Museum

Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10:00 am
Remote Learner and Homeschool Days On-site Activity • Wednesday, December 9 $5/student or adult, registration is required (Program not included with museum membership) Learning from home this school year? Join us for a special series this fall celebrating The Jim Henson Exhibition. Each date will feature small group experiences in the exhibition, plus additional crafts and activities to make this… Continue Reading Current Exhibits

The Durham Museum

Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10:00 am
Join us each Friday at The Platform for storytime and a craft related to The Jim Henson Exhibition. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the theme for each week. This activity is included with museum admission but requires timed entry reservations. Each person must reserve or buy a ticket in advance online or over the phone, including children and museum members.… Continue Reading Current Exhibits

The Durham Museum

Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10:00 am
Join us each Friday at The Platform for storytime and a craft related to The Jim Henson Exhibition. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the theme for each week. This activity is included with museum admission but requires timed entry reservations. Each person must reserve or buy a ticket in advance online or over the phone, including children and museum members.… Continue Reading Current Exhibits

The Durham Museum

 

Party with a puppet

Available October 3, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Schedule your child’s next birthday party at The Durham. It will surely go down in history! (Party packages are appropriate for ages 2-12) In addition to visiting The Jim Henson Exhibition, we will celebrate by reading a puppet themed story, creating your own puppet and putting on your own puppet show with your friends! 

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Supported Locally by


COX
Kiewit HDR

Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund

The Hawks Foundation

Parker Family Foundation

 

The Jane Henson Foundation

Dillon Foundation

Kathi and Louie Rotella, Jr.

Additional Support Provided by

Media Support Provided by

KETV


ADMISSION

Adults: $11.00
Seniors (62+): $8.00
Children (ages 3 – 12): $7.00
Children 2 years and under FREE

Members: FREE!

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Advance reservations are required. Members, your free admission discount is applied near the end of the online registration process.
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Omaha Union Station
Photo Archive Gallery

Sporty Women: The desire to compete
NOW – december 31, 2020

Sporty Women ExhibitEqual treatment for women in sports is as modern a topic today as it was for women 100 years ago. Concepts of proper lady-like behavior both in actions and dress were present from the early days of female athletics. Using images from The Durham Museum Photo Archive, this exhibit highlights elements of conflicting standards that allowed women to compete in sports if they maintained the appearance of femininity. The selection of images traces changes over time to uniforms and sports women can play while highlighting the long-term conversation about the role of women as athletes.

Photo: Early sporting dress | 1911 | Homer O. Frohardt Collection
The Durham Museum Photo Archive | HOFP-1927

Education Alley Gallery

Taking it to the Streets: Grading Downtown Omaha
NOW – January 31, 2021

Grading Downtown

House on the Edge, Douglas Street, 1891, Bostwick-Frohardt/KM3TV Collection, The Durham Museum Photo Archive, BF14-254(04)

To combat six major hills in downtown Omaha the city undertook extensive street projects to lower inclines. This work was done throughout the 1880s–1920s with the largest of the projects being the grading of Dodge Street in 1920. In some locations, buildings were brought down to a new level 18 feet lower than the original foundation. Tempers ran high between neighbors going mad with the constant noise, businesses and homes being literally uprooted and some downtown residents even suing the city for damages and lack of sleep. In the end, the grading of Dodge Street cost over one million dollars and moved over 300,000 cubic yards of dirt. Through this photography exhibit, see what all the fuss was about and how times have changed the streets of downtown Omaha.