Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street? is a hands-on museum exhibit at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, developed in conjunction with Sesame Workshop.

Artisans worked to recreate the buildings and sets from Sesame Street, which stand alongside the original Hooper's Store and Fix-It Shop storefronts (courtesy of the Smithsonian). The life-size building fronts are accompanied by several new structures including a cobblestone bridge, playground, and several activity centers.

Life-size Muppet photo puppets fill the street set so visitors can experience Sesame Street first hand. The exhibit launched in 1997. An Elmo's World section was added in 2008.[1]

Over the years, the space was showing signs of age, missing original elements.[2] The area underwent remodeling in 2019, including adding a timeline of the show's 50 years, Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck, and a "payphone" to call characters.[3] It was relaunched with an event celebrating the show's 50th anniversary.[4] It also added Sesame Street toys to its exhibit "America at Play", replacing Disney items.[5]

Traveling Exhibit

The museum also prepared a smaller traveling exhibit. Known stops included:

  • 2001: The Missouri History Museum
  • 2003: San Jose, California
  • 2004: Kansas City
  • May 8 - September 19, 2004: Bay Area Discovery Museum (San Francisco, CA)


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