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Center for Puppetry Arts

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Address: 1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
Phone Number: 404 873 3089
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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 was so amazing and fun. I have always liked Jim Henson and his puppets. We saw a play there and going back for the same thing in the fall.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
brooke s
Ehrhardt, South Carolina
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Ehrhardt, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was so amazing and fun. I have always liked Jim Henson and his puppets. We saw a play there and going back for the same thing in the fall.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a great place to take the kids. Be sure to go for the family series shows in addition to visiting the museum. Great customer service! Really enjoyed the show. Loved the Jim Henson exhibit. The puppet making was a real hit with the kids.

Thank Eunice O
Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for teeny children and for any adult that is a child at heart. You can subscribe to children's shows and to adult R rated shows, and everything in between. There is also a puppet museum that includes some Jim Henson puppets, an original Madam puppet, plus antique puppets for other countries.

Thank Westgalady
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Great show and tour. The Jim Henson tour was great! Such friendly people working here also. Can't wait to bring the kids back when we vacation in Atlanta again.

Thank 1124sunshine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 4 hours here and we were entertained the whole time. Staff is so friendly. We took in the mermaid pirate puppet show, which is excellent and well performed and written with many very entertaining props and humor also built on for parents. Then we made sting ray puppets, and took the Jim Henson tour. I wish I could... More 

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chicago, il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's fun to see Big Bird and the muppets. We didn't have any children with us, but I could tell that the kids who went to the show loved it. It's worth a trip for kids and for muppet and puppet fans.

1 Thank pvexplorer
Burlington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun and unique place! We did the tour, which I recommend, because our guide was so knowledgeable. We learned so much about the different types of puppets, and the Jim Henson exhibit had some familiar faces and some ones not seen as much. Great for all ages!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great visit for my daughter and I. The show was fun, interactive, and entertaining for all ages. We saw The Pirate Mermaid show. After the show we were able to make our own puppets to take home. Overall a great visit and can't wait until next year for another show

Thank Jehan W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In town for brother’s wedding and needed “to entertain” the kiddos (boys, 7 and 5). He suggested the Puppet Museum, and at first I thought – REALLY???? Well, let me tell you that 3 generations really enjoyed the show, museum and crafts. The puppet show (Pirate Mermaid) was spectacular – all the different uses of puppets and the coordination it... More 

Thank Kaybee66
Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my 3yr. old granddaughter to see The Little Pirate Mermaid this past Sunday. From the time we entered the Theater to the time that she reluctantly left, she was enthralled! Normally, she is very energetic and has a hard time sitting still, but for the entire hour of the show, she didn't move. Afterwards, the puppeteers came out... More 

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