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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:
+1 404-873-3391
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure - a magical...

The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure - a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops and the hands-on Museum, as well as Distance Learning and Outreach Programs.

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Stopped in here coming back from South Georgia Heading for Tennessee. Wonderful Museum. Lots of activities for the kids. Lots of interactive games for the kids as well. Three... read more

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Bartlett, TN
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Bartlett, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped in here coming back from South Georgia Heading for Tennessee. Wonderful Museum. Lots of activities for the kids. Lots of interactive games for the kids as well. Three separate venues inside all four price of one ticket. And we may not even watch the shows. Very large location. Free parking in the rear.

Thank Izzy333
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our day at the Puppetry Center for Arts. . .and the Children's Group that attended with us is still talking about their experience. Not only is this place a "treat" in the sense of experiencing "puppetry" but it was a delight to have an educational and hands on experience for our kids during the visit. As an adult,... More 

Thank ChurchKat
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved this place. I love museums in general, but only a few exhibitions make me want to go through a second time. This was one of them (both for their permanent collection and the Labrynth special exhibition). I went through, smiling the whole way, then exited and walked through the whole thing again! #1 on my list of Atlanta... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have kids you need to visit here... really fun shows and great activities for kids... year long events and visits make it new every time

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our girl scout troop here (ages 5-10) and they had a wonderful time. Even the adults enjoyed themselves.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to take our two grandkids to the Center for Puppetry Arts at least one a year when we visit. This last trip was Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer at Christmas. They put on a very original and entertaining show. Hard to believe as you watch how they create the effects they do. But after the show they give... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent trip down memory lane for the Jim Henson section. Preservation and attention to key details can be seen throughout the museum. The history of puppetry from around the world showed the artistry involved and the messages behind some creations. I will recommend this to any big kid at heart and to inquisitive little minds...no touching.

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Today was my first visit to see the museum since it's update 2 years ago and it is very impressive. We chose a time so that we could have a docent during the tour and it was well worth the planning. In the past I've had season tickets for children's shows and season tickets for the adult xperimental theatre and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Ok, just so you understand my bias from the beginning I love the muppets. I also love other puppets, but Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Muppet movies, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth shaped my young --and who am I kidding current--life. The center for puppetry arts has the largest collection of Henson's things. This is in part because the center for... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

If you are interested in puppetry and/or a big Jim Henson fan, then the Center for Puppetry Arts is the place to go. It is a big place and the Jim Henson exhibit has more than I’ve seen in other exhibits. You get to know the man and how he and his crew created some the most lovable puppets in... More 

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