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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Around Halloween each year they do a show about various ghost stories. You can buy beer and wine there. It's a great activity to get in the mood for Halloween. It's good for older children and adults.

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Savannah, Georgia
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48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Puppetry Arts (housed in a re-configured former city public school) is the largest center for puppetry in the USA; it's certainly one of the hidden gems in Atlanta. Easy, free, parking in the rear lot (always a plus for Atlanta events.) Often a magnet for Atlanta school kids (and their parking-lot-clogging yellow buses) on field trips. But check their website,... More

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Melbourne
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We went here with our three year old. She looooved the puppet show and she enjoyed playing with the puppet she made but the actual making of it was too difficult and boring for her

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