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Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring St NW at 18th, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820 (Midtown)
404 873 3089
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As featured in Atlanta for young kids
Ranked #24 of 188 attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters, Specialty Museums, Science Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: A performing arts center as well as a museum.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped to visit this place based on the ad that they have a special Muppet exhibit. unfortunately the place mostly had very old puppets and some Asian puppets. The Muppets exhibit had about 5 puppets. The admission did not include the show which was sold out. It took about 30 minutes to see this place ....$32 for a family... More

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Roswell, GA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

World class entertainment y'all! Take the kids, yes! But also check out their adult series, great for dates! The museum is cool too. Lots of Jim Henson, and I hear that the muppets museum is going to expand. GO!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Loved every production I have attended with grandchildren. Hands-on program definitely for school aged kids. Can get noisy before the program starts.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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63 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Although pricey this place has many unique items relating to the art of puppetry and its history. There is a great tribute to Jim Henson and several of his creations on display including Cookie Monster and Big Bird. It is located in what appears to be an old school with parking in the back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Can't take phone with you. Location hard get. Walk in and walk out. Was not even greet as we walk in. No one was at the window to sale tickets.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The Center for puppetry Arts is not only for children. While the activities for kids is great, this is also a venue that does mature puppet shows that are wonderfully conceived and produced.

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

If you are looking for something the kids will enjoy and learn from this is it! The center operates as a not for profit organization so keep that in mind. But they have a nice picnic area so you can pack a lunch to enjoy after your show. Good weekend outing. I'll be back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I love taking my grandchildren and niece to the Center for Puppetry Arts - actually I get just as much joy from their productions as they do. Whether it's Halloween or theirl Holiday shows, you and the kiddies will not be disappointed and they are very reasonable

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

OK, the puppet show was great, and would be fun for kids, but the museum itself is static, and probably not kid-friendly. (Exhibits of puppets behind glass, not the sort of interactive, or deeply-informative info we like in a museum.) But tweens or teens with a predisposition to like puppets, or adults who would like a museum off the beaten... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We watched the 'rudolf reindeer' puppet show during christmas holidays. Wonderful show with lots singing. My toddler enjoyed it a lot. Making a puppet with the materials they provide was fun too. The museum as such is quite boring though.

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