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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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Ranked #28 of 143 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Theaters, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A performing arts center as well as a museum.
Attraction details
Type: Science Museums, Theaters, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A performing arts center as well as a museum.

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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14 attraction reviews
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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
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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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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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11 attraction reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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Suwanee, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was my first time visiting the center for puppetry arts. I brought my 4 year old to see the cat in the hat. Parking is free and easy. Be sure to line up for the theater 30 minutes before the show starts to get the best seats. Plan on staying afterwards to make a paper puppet and look through... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I had the most wonderful visit seeing their current puppet production on their mainstage theatre, then making a puppet in a make a puppet workshop in their special classrooms upstairs. I can't wait to see the new wing of Henson puppets and world puppets when it opens in 2015! Very quaint little shop where you can buy puppet related souvenirs.

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