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 and remains a main part of the museum to this day. The museum also prepared a smaller traveling exhibit.
Some of the other toy inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame have been portrayed, played with, licensed, or advertised by the Muppets.
- Duncan yo-yo
- Easy Bake Oven
- Jigsaw puzzle
- Rocking horse (such as Hortense)
- Teddy bear (such as Radar and Balthazar)