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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 #31 of 194 attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Cleveland, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I went this weekend to the Center for Puppetry Arts along with friends and their small children. We toured the museum, attended the Cat and the Hat show, and also built a puppet in the workshop room. The show was fun and the museum was neat but the museum displays are limited and therefore this is a... More

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Fayetteville, GA- outside of Atlanta
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I've been here twice since I lived in the ATL area. Once was a field trip, and the other was my daughter's 5th birthday. Both visits were fascinating. The shows were phenomenal, and it's great to get children to see a different side of acting. In fact, after seeing The Cat in the Hat last year, my daughter proudly exclaimed... More

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Fairmont, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I attended the Cat in the Hat puppet show with about 50 children clapping and having the time of their life. I enjoyed the show as much or more than they did. I think it is wonderful to have such wonderful experiences for young and old alike.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Most children and even some adults, including myself, enjoyed seeing the more than 350 puppets from the around the world, the masks from the Lion King and the Jim Henson exhibit. You can move about the Center at your own pace and take non-flash pictures to enhance your memory of the attraction. There is also a show that I did... More

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Oldsmar, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I honestly thought that the Puppet Show would be one of puppets on a string! handled by people behind the backdrop. However, I must commend the players who put on a great performance! I'm sure that a lot of work went into the production. It was enjoyable, nevertheless. For the money tho, it should've lasted an hour or more. I... More

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Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We have been to several shows including "Stan the Lovesick Snowman" and "Weather Rocks" as well as visited the museum on site. Whether you are young or simply young at heart this is a great entertainment venue. We will take in many more awesome puppet shows!

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My 4 year old and I recently visited the Center for Puppetry Arts and saw Charlotte's Web. The center is located off of 75 on the other side of the high way from Atlantic Station. The venue is fun and clean with many small museum rooms. I hear they are renovating a new wing that will be a Jim Henson... More

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