For the past 50 years, the children’s television program “Sesame Street” has been entertaining and educating young children. This spring, “Sesame Street” is marking the milestone with a national celebration.

The Strong Museum in Rochester, New York is helping Sesame Workshop with a weekend of festivities to mark the occasion on May 18 and 19.

Sesame Street’s” resident fairy Abby Cadabby will be on hand May 18 from 10:15am to 3:15pm and again on May 19 from 12:15pm to 4:15pm to greet guests. There will also be designated photo opportunities for guest with a free ticket.

Activities scheduled for the weekend include readings from the story “The Monster at the End of this Book”, a Super Grover Says game, making a pretend cake, and see artifacts donated by the Henson family.

The Strong will be adding a “Sesame Street” display to their “America at Play” exhibit. The permanent “Sesame Street” exhibit at The Strong were recently renovated and now include Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck stand.


The Sesame Workshop 50th anniversary celebration includes a national tour by some of the characters.

Tour stops include:
June 1 – New York City, NY
June 8 – Washington, DC
June 15 – Pittsburgh, PA
June 22 – Detroit, MI
June 29 – Chicago, IL
July 6 – Dallas, TX
July 13 – Kansas City, MO
July 20 –
Denver, CO
July 27 – Seattle, WA
Aug 3 – Los Angeles, CA