We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Center for Puppetry Arts

459 Reviews

Center for Puppetry Arts

459 Reviews
Get the full experience and book a tour
Recommended
Our most popular tours and activities
Nearby Experiences
Other experiences in Atlanta
Full view
Location
Contact
1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
Get to know the area
Atlanta Black History and Civil Rights Tour
Cultural Tours

Atlanta Black History and Civil Rights Tour

43 reviews
Join us as we unfold time with this exciting Black History and Civil Rights tour. What better place to delve into African-American heritage than the home of the Civil Rights Movement? Showcasing historic sites and most talked about black historic neighborhoods like Summerhill, The West End, Downtown Atlanta and the Historic Sweet Auburn Ave District. During this 4 hour tour you will be immersed in black culture & arts, civil rights landmarks, groundbreaking HBCU’s, Tyler Perry Studios, along with famous hollywood Film & TV locations and more. These are some of the reasons Atlanta is known as the Black Mecca and one of the top destinations for Black History & Culture. This tour goes further than any other tour, allowing you to fully experience the historical and cultural significance of our groundbreaking city.
$66.67 per adult
459Reviews8Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 290
  • 125
  • 32
  • 8
  • 4
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
sbelknaphaywood wrote a review Mar 2020
Troy, Michigan6 contributions2 helpful votes
What a wonderful place to take children of all ages! The Center for Puppetry Arts puts on fabulous puppet shows that delight all; even adults. The staff of puppeteers are amazing. Saw “Stella Luna” today with my 3 young grandchildren and they loved it. So did I! Afterwards we attended a workshop where they were able to make their own Stella Luna puppet out of cardboard. Upon leaving we were able to purchase puppets at the gift shop. A membership to this Atlanta city gem is well worth the fee!
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
Helpful
Share
Getaway723349 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
I had mentioned this museum to my boyfriend on our trip to Atlanta. Although it was not a priority, it ended up being one of my favorite sights. However, be warned - this museum is definitely catered to children but is great for any curious adult wanting to learn more or relieve some childhood nostalgia. They even have a special exhibit right now on the dark crystal. Definitely an underrated amenity in Atlanta!
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Diane M wrote a review Feb 2020
Germantown, Maryland7 contributions8 helpful votes
What a fun museum. The Jim Henson exhibit was great. Brought back a lot of childhood memories. Also saw a puppet show which was really well done.
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Fermax wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia839 contributions174 helpful votes
As a fan of the Muppets and The Dark Crystal, I enjoyed my every moment in the Center for Puppetry Arts. (Well, I didn't spend much time in the "International Puppets" section.) If you grew up with the Muppets and Sesame Street, you'll enjoy meeting your friends again. And if you remember The Dark Crystal (now being remade for Netflix), you'll enjoy its side exhibit, too. I only had an hour before closing time and it wasn't enough time for me to appreciate everything on offer.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
Helpful
Share
PerformingAngel wrote a review Jan 2020
Davison, Michigan96 contributions21 helpful votes
I had seen others talk about this place and wanted to check it out for myself. Driving up, please note that there is def. limited parking. This is especially the case if there are any school groups visit. The neighbor I was not quite sure about and driving by the building looked a little small. HOWEVER, when one gets inside there is a pleasant surprise. Though I personally only visited the museum proper (where is there is also puppet making and theatre productions), it is worth the cost at the door. I love that the international side covering everything Comedy d'Arte to shadow puppets from the East. They also have prototypes of The Lion King Puppets from the Broadway show and representations from Punch and Judy shows. The other side though was my favorite--the Jim Henson collection. It was so wonderful to see (and have children around me react) to Big Bird, Pigs in Space, Doozers, Dog from Storytime, and so much more. Take note that Jim Henson's daughter worked with the Center to get his collection just right. I could seen more, and maybe one day they will rotate or add, but overall the Center for Puppetry Arts is a great visit and asset to the community.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
Helpful
Share
Previous
Frequently Asked Questions about Center for Puppetry Arts