The group behind the popular TV show is teaming up with the National Children's Museum to create exhibits and bring Big Bird and Elmo to the museum's future home outside Washington at the National Harbor in Maryland.
Sesame Workshop, the New York-based nonprofit group behind the show, has created traveling exhibits before. But the partnership to be announced Thursday will be its first home at a museum.
Museum President and CEO Kathy Dwyer Southern says the "Sesame Street" characters will serve as virtual guides to the museum for children who visit. They'll also be included in a new Early Learners gallery and a planned international gallery.
The $182.6 million museum is slated to open in 2013.