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Center for Puppetry Arts

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Address: 1404 Spring St NW at 18th, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
Phone Number: 404 873 3089
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: A performing arts center as well as a museum.

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"Click clack moo - cows that type "

We took the small. Children ahead 18 months to 8- it wasn't the best show they have ever done but the children were spell bound. After all they are the target audience. ( yes I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We took the small. Children ahead 18 months to 8- it wasn't the best show they have ever done but the children were spell bound. After all they are the target audience. ( yes I thought the story a bit silly) however this book is extremely popular with 2-4 year olds! Strange they didn't sell the book at the shop... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I loved coming here and seeing all the different sorts of puppets. I went with my father (I'm in my 20s, Dad's on his 50s), and still very much enjoyed it. I recommend it, as it's likely not on many tourist's places to visit, and was an enjoyable experience

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Catoosa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

First, remember that kids love puppets...so don't go expecting a museum atmosphere. Older puppet/muppet fans will love this place. From the moment you walk in and see those giant Pinocchio legs coming out of the ceiling, you know it's going to be just what you expected. Miss Piggy on display, the puppet history room, the puppet show...added up to a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I would not visit here again unless the entry fee was reduced. Yes there are a great assortment of puppets, but it is extremely too high verses paying to go just across the street and see a part of history for less than half the price.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Always engaging and always fun. About the only thing left would be to have it not look like it was built in the 1970's or earlier.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We visited for the first time last week and were blown away. All of the puppets on display are so unique and interesting to look at that everyone young and old enjoyed it. Best of all was the puppet show. It's so easy when you're doing several performances a day to "phone it in" but the staff was up beat... More 

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ATL, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We'd visited the Center for other shows but it had been a while so during Spring Break we took our son for the Paul Bunyan show. They're in the process of remodeling but we enjoyed the new layout and exhibit area. This time we got there extra early so we could do the puppet workshop. My son enjoys making things... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place is neat, even for adults without kids. Characters created by Jim Henson are on display. If you can also visit for a show, the kids will love it as well.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The performance Rainforest Adventures was worth the ticket price alone. Very high quality production that entertained children and adults in equal measure. You can spend 30 mins in the museum before and 30 mins after making a puppet - allow 2 hours total.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

The performance was amazing. They employ truly talented puppeteers. The rest of the place (craft afterwards and the museum ) is kinda cheesy. If you are on a really strict budget, do a craft w your kids at home and just pay for the show.

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Additional Information about Center for Puppetry Arts

Address: Address: 1404 Spring St NW at 18th, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
Phone Number: 404 873 3089
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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