Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting

Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting

Saturday, September 21

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WPSU invites you to join us for a celebration of Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting.
The fun begins outside the studios at the check-in station where your family can collect information about all of the day’s activities and kids can create a Sesame Street bag to carry home all their treasures. The first 500 children will also receive a FREE Sesame Street Workbook!

Activities will include

  • Sesame Street Bag Creation Station
  • Abby Cadabby’s Appy Hour (WPSU, PBS KIDS, and Sesame Street apps)
  • Big Bird’s Comfy Cozy Nest (selfie station and mindfulness activity)
  • Hooper’s Healthy Eating Store (sometime and anytime foods activity -chocolate chip cookies provided by Penn State Bakery)
  • Puppet Playhouse (make a puppet and put on a show in our puppet theater)
  • Oscar’s Garbage Can and Slimey’s Sorting Game (selfie station and recycling activity)
  • The People in Our Neighborhood (Alpha Fire Company, Centre Lifelink EMS, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., Penn State Police, U.S. Postal Service)
  • What Does the Post Office Do? (American Philatelic Society – stamp activities and post card writing/pretend mailing)
  • Sesame Street Memories Board (write your memories)
  • Sesame Street Anniversary Cake (beginning at Noon – provided by Penn State Bakery)
  • Many “selfie” photo opportunities… don’t forget your camera!
  • Enter to win a PBS Prize Basket (see contest rules)

The event is FREE, but registration is required if you would like a photo with our special guest, walkaround Cookie Monster!

* Due to time constraints, WPSU will be taking one photo per family. Photos will be available to download (FREE) the following week.

Registration for walkaround Cookie Monster Photos

Please choose a time slot to begin your registration:

10:30-10:50 a.m. 11:30-11:50 a.m. 12:30-12:50 p.m. 1:30-1:50 p.m. 2:30-2:50 p.m.

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If you need to cancel your visit with walkaround Cookie Monster for any reason, please contact Tamra Fatemi at or call 814-863-6635.

Sorry, all of our meet and greet slots are full.

Event Information

  • Parking will be available in the Outreach Building parking lot with additional parking across the street in the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center lot.
  • Check-in will be on the parking lot side of the Outreach Building on the patio.
  • The event is ADA parking accessible.
  • Parents are expected to be with their children at all times.


Contact Tamra Fatemi at or call 814-863-6635.

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