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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 #34 of 193 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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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 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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99 reviews 99 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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