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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 - 5:00 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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This place is a gem! There are two parts to the museum: The Jim Henson Exhibition and the Regular (Standing) Exhibition. The Jim Henson part is amazing - there are so many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Waterloo, Canada

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Waterloo, Canada
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552 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a gem! There are two parts to the museum: The Jim Henson Exhibition and the Regular (Standing) Exhibition. The Jim Henson part is amazing - there are so many artifacts from his life and his early work, leading to how the Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock and other characters were created. There are replicas of Kermit, Miss... More 

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Decatur, GA
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This newly renovated Center for Puppetry Arts was a unique experience. I had never been to a museum of puppetry arts and Atlanta has landed a phenomenal collection of all kinds of puppets but the most amazing is that of the Muppets collection. I attended a seasonal showing of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" after being persuaded by my adult... More 

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Mound, Minnesota
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought me back to childhood. I'm absolutely amazed at the work and detail. Learned how far reaching Jim Hensons work goes.

Thank nancy950
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We joined the Jim Hansen tour and the behind the scene tour. Sesame Street was my childhood favorite show and this tour told a lot more than what I know about the artist. The collection is impressive but it is only 1/5 of what they really have because of the space. They will rotate the content once 7-8 months.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Newly renovated museum, exhibits international puppets for an overview of puppets through the ages. For muppet fans, an extensive collection of Henson memorabilia and production items. The shows are high quality also and there are offerings for adults as well as the kiddies.

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Benton, Kansas
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum with our daughter and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. They had a big Jim Henson display as well as international puppets. The museum has various shows although we did not have an opportunity to see one. The Jim Henson display changes out its exhibit every 6 months. Fun time for all ages - highly recommended!

Thank Bzoo2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 12 year old son is an apprentice puppeteer and the Center for Puppetry Arts has been on his "must see" list. Our visit was exceptional. The Jim Henson area was well done. The video and audio clips helped enriched the experience by learning how Henson did things with the technology of his times. His vision was well represented. The... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I hadn't been since the big renovation & addition of the museum. Did you know they have the largest exhibit of Jim Henson puppets? The staff are by nice & helpful. However, I thought the show was way too long for young children. It was very creative and entertaining as an adult. Why do parents bring babies & toddlers who... More 

Thank hollyh614
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68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Visited this museum a few months ago, nice collection of puppets on display. I'd love to attend their puppet shows sometimes, though haven't had a chance to yet.

Thank Raamis
Atlanta, Georgia
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93 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We love our visit to the museum. We watched Rudolph and made a shadow puppet before we toured the museum. Great!

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