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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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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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Not Just for Kids

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Tananda
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The puppet show, Rudolph was great, comfortable theater, great actors. Really loved how the puppeteers did a quick educational piece and showed the different puppets at the end. We also made the puppet project, and toured the museum, which badly needs updating, but still cool to see a few Muppets from the 70s (Pigs in Space) and other Henson puppets.... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was an awesome place to take my neices: girls ages 7 and 9. We saw the Wizard of OZ! The gentleman who put on the show came out and talked to the crowd and introduced a puppet and what he was capable of doing with him - how the strings worked and how to make the puppet seem life-like.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

I had a lovely time watching the Wizard of Oz show. The museum was fun but rather small. Some smaller children were scared of a mechanical puppet in the first room. As others said, small gift shop but plenty of gifts and puppets of all prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went in August, and just went to the actual museum. Most of the reviews on here are for the shows - which do sound great. We are a family with two children (14 and 12) who love puppets eg muppets etc. I thought it would be a great place to visit. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Car park was free,... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took our grandkids, aged 3 and 5, to this. They enjoyed making puppets and the puppet shows, but found the exhibits a little boring. They also had fun "manipulating" the preying mantis.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I don't know what the city of Atlanta did to deserve this place, but I'll take it! I had MY 4th birthday party here as a kid, then had my own little girl's 4th birthday party there as well. The party space is great, kids see a show, then enjoy a party afterwards. The puppet shows are AMAZING, the production... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Took the kids to see, The Cat in the Hat, we attended the last show, it was very crowded! Kids enjoyed the show and the puppets were great, they enjoyed making puppets and looking around the museum. I thought the price was great considering we had just taken the kids to see Shrek the Musical in town. Looking forward to... More 

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