Thurs, Aug 30, 2018

The Dark Crystal Ball


The Jim Henson Company

Join us for the Great Conjunction!

Special Event - One Night Only!

Thurs, Aug 30, 2018

View Full Calendar



Join us for an auspicious celebration of our new special exhibit Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic. The evening will include celebrity guests, a costume contest, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine bar, and a New Year’s Eve-style countdown to the Great Conjunction! Guests are encouraged to wear Dark Crystal-inspired costumes or fantasy masquerade attire and masks. Tickets are limited. Ticket information is below.

Tickets for the 2018 Dark Crystal Ball will go on sale on Saturday, June 9, at 12 pm EDT.

There will be THREE ticket tiers available. 

General Admission:
General admission tickets are $175 and include access to the Ball, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum and the Dark Crystal special exhibit, which opens to the public on August 31, meaning you’ll be among the first to see it! Beer and wine will be for sale at the bar.

VIP Tickets:
There will be 20 VIP tickets available for $300 each. VIP tickets grant admission one hour earlier at 6 pm and includes a cocktail hour with the celebrity guests and open beer and wine bar. VIP ticketholders will also receive a gift bag with exclusive items. (Cash bar during the Ball.)

Ultra-VIP Tickets:
Finally, for the Ultimate Dark Crystal Ball VIP Fan Experience, there will be two pairs of seats at the Skesksis Banquet Table! These packages will be up for auction, with a starting bid of $1,000 PER PAIR of tickets. These packages include entry to the VIP cocktail hour; reserved seating; an open beer and wine bar all night; and an Ultimate Fan gift bag with exclusive items. You will have a dedicated podling server to bring you bottomless food and drinks. You will also have one DJ song request for a spotlight dance with your companion. Bidding for these packages will open Friday, June 1 at 12 pm EDT and will close Friday, June 8, 11:59 pm EDT, and we will post a link when bidding is live.

Ages 18+
VIP Happy Hour: 6pm
General Admission: 7pm