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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

A performing arts center as well as a museum.

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Excellent place to learn & be entertained!

My kids have taken several school field trips here, and I have loved it as much as the kids did! The puppet shows are professional and very well-done. Entertaining for all ages!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago

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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My kids have taken several school field trips here, and I have loved it as much as the kids did! The puppet shows are professional and very well-done. Entertaining for all ages!

Thank 3kidsunder4
Atlanta, Georgia
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87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Never crossed our minds to visit here until the Grandkids came for Thanksgiving. We watched the "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" production...it was a hoot. It was entertaining, and after the performance the puppeteers spent time explaining how the production was done. The enthusiasm of the puppeteers was obvious. We toured the museum afterwards. About half is dedicated to Jim... More 

Thank rpmc47
Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place absolutely rocks now ! The shows are very well produced and executed, making it exciting for both kids as well as adults. The newly renovated museum is alone worth a trip - an amazing collection of puppets from all over the world. We went for the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer show and loved every moment of it.... More 

Thank alina4u
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new museum is worth the visit all on its own. The Worlds Of Wonder museum is brand new and just opened this week. There are two wings, one dedicated to Jim Henson, the other to the Center's global collection. Fascinating and enthralling.

Thank Susan K
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are extremely well done productions. Every one I have seen has left me wondering at some point how in the world did they create certain effects. First class theater for adults and kids. $25 for a two hour show on Halloween night called The Ghastly Dreadfuls was a great bargain. I could sit through it again tomorrow. Very entertaining... More 

Thank Tim T
Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is the cutest most fun and unusual way to spend an afternoon with your kiddos! There are so many good productions here! My favorite was Charlotte's Web but we've loved them all! They also have fun programs before and after the performance that are good value and educational. Great Christmas shows too! Something different to do than the Nutcracker!!!

Thank SusanfromtheSouth
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

interesting place for a visit. good location and easy to find. Daughter really enjoyed it. I was entertained as well

Thank jlantern3
Atlanta, Georgia
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125 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Love the location, it's nice and central, and the variety of performances every month or so makes it a nice treat for my daughter. Tickets are reasonably priced I think and comparable to what you might pay to take your kids to the movie theater. It's a better deal to get the membership plan if you would like to go... More 

Thank running_awaygirl
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Visited the Center for Pupperty Arts.Just one comment: They are professionals. Worth every minute of the whole

Thank Jacques B
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155 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place was ok. We couldn't really enjoy and appreciate it as this was a school field with time constraints. Older kids were not that interested in as was the smaller kids.

Thank letsgoeat

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