The Muppets of Sesame Street crowd together with a few friends to take a huge group photo.

Sesame Street

Take a trip to the friendliest street in the world.

Helping children everywhere grow stronger, smarter, and kinder!

Welcome to Sesame Street! A colorful community of monsters, birds, grouches, and humans — a place where everyone counts.

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With a signature mix of laughter and learning, Sesame Street has been enriching minds and bringing families closer for over five decades. Rigorously researched and deeply inclusive, Sesame Street is the most-watched children’s program in history.

What We Are

What We Are

Sing with your Sesame Street friends and show your persistence and strength.

Number of the Day: 5

Number of the Day: 5

It’s the Number of the Day! Let’s Learn how to count to five!

Cookie of Oz

Cookie of Oz

If Cookie Monster wants to find the Cookie of Oz, he must follow the chocolate chip road!

I Love My Hair

I Love My Hair

Sing along and make the world aware that YOU love your hair!

Elmo’s World: Exploring Places

Elmo’s World: Exploring Places

Join Elmo in exploring places around the community as he learns about the supermarket, theater, restaurants, and more in this Elmo’s World compilation!

Pictogram of an Earth with heart.
Featured News
Sesame Street’s New Season Launches Thursday, November 9 on MAX

Curriculum in 54th Season Focuses on Helping Children Develop a Healthy Sense of Self and Belonging

Featured Curriculum
Generations of Impact
Sesame Street addresses the full gamut of age-appropriate lessons: ABCs and 123s, healthy habits, self-expression, empathy, friendship, and so much more. With an approach that’s brilliantly adaptable to local cultures and educational needs, versions of Sesame Street today reach children in over 150 countries.

Show Characters

Meet the Muppets of Sesame Street and friends.

Elmo waves at us.


Elmo is a 3½-year-old red monster with a cheerful voice and contagious giggle. Enthusiastic, friendly, and curious, he loves to learn new things, make friends, and be part of everything that happens on Sesame Street!

Abby waves at us.


An imaginative and playful 4-year-old, Abby is a fairy-in-training! A confident and creative young learner, Abby is eager to discover new things about the world and find the magic around her.

Cookie Monster's mouth hangs open and he holds a cookie in his left hand.

Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster is an endearing and determined monster with an insatiable appetite for food—especially cookies! He’s a lovable friend who is learning self-regulation, sharing, and cooperation!

Big Bird smiles at us.

Big Bird

Big Bird is a 6½-year-old yellow bird whose unusual height gives him a unique perspective on the world. Sincere, caring, and open-hearted, he is learning to face big emotions and big challenges. He has an active imagination, a lot of curiosity, and a desire to help others in his community.

Rosita smiles and waves


Rosita is an optimistic and playful 5-year-old monster. Sensitive and caring, she gives lots of hugs. She loves singing and playing guitar, speaks both English and Spanish, and loves finding ways to share her heritage with others.

Bert smiles at us. He wears a vertically pinstriped sweater.


Bert lives with his best friend and roommate, Ernie, in the basement apartment of 123 Sesame Street. Bert is very serious and enjoys collecting bottle caps, eating oatmeal, and being organized.

Ernie smiles at us. He's wearing a horizontally striped shirt.


Ernie lives in the basement apartment of 123 Sesame Street with his best friend, Bert. A bubbly, ebullient jokester, he knows how to enjoy himself. Ernie is best known for his love of baths and his Rubber Duckie.

Featured Resource
Elmo’s Brain Games

You can help children build important skills in everyday moments.

School Readiness
Ages 1–6
Big Bird
As they grow up, children who watched Sesame Street have 16% higher GPAs in high school than their peers.