Smithsonian Fantastic Journey is a TV special that aired on CBS in 1996, commemorating the 150th anniversary of The Smithsonian Institution. The program was hosted by Dan Rather and featured correspondent Morley Safer.
Kermit the Frog appeared during one segment of the special, discussing the pieces that will be a part of the traveling exhibit (including himself). Beaker also makes a cameo during the segment. Steve Whitmire also appears in a brief onscreen cameo as a Smithsonian staffer bringing Kermit, stuffed into a box, to the truck.