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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
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Description:

A performing arts center as well as a museum.

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One of our favorite places in all of Atlanta!

We have an annual membership and our family just adores the Center for Puppetry Arts. At first, I thought it would be weird. I'm not at all into puppets or marionettes, but it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer Leigh W
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have an annual membership and our family just adores the Center for Puppetry Arts. At first, I thought it would be weird. I'm not at all into puppets or marionettes, but it's so much more than that. The productions they put on are precious, and make you feel like you have stepped back in time when children and families... More 

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Thank Jennifer Leigh W
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You'll laugh, you'll enjoy, you'll watch your child's face as they crack up right along with the puppets! What a show! So much fun!

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Thank Jodi C
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My eldest daughter (now 41) has always loved puppets. For her birthday, I got her and my grandchildren tickets to visit the Center for Puppetry Arts. I booked 2 tours, which I found out after the first tour, covered the same area and information even though they had different titles. We ended the day by seeing a show of puppets.... More 

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Thank dbk1227
Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just the word Puppetry makes one think of something that is just for kids. This not the case for the Center of Puppetry Arts. Great Stories are told with Puppet and Handlers. For instance, went to see Diary of Anne Frank .... at first thought, it seemed a bit weird, but at the completion... I was brought to tears. It... More 

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Thank oceanquest33
Ehrhardt, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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Thank brooke s
Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Eunice O
Decatur, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Westgalady
Florida
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

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Thank 1124sunshine
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Thank Beth M
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.

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