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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 - 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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Not just for kids

We went to see the Labyrinth exhibit currently showing at the museum and stayed to enjoy the entire museum. Seeing so many of the puppets I grew up with was so much fun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
waco tx
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waco tx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to see the Labyrinth exhibit currently showing at the museum and stayed to enjoy the entire museum. Seeing so many of the puppets I grew up with was so much fun - especially those from Sesame Street. Also there were puppets from around the world and they even had some masks from the Lion King musical. This was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We're always looking for ways to avoid getting "things" for holidays and birthdays, so whenever family asks for gift ideas for our kids we tell them "experiences"... this was one of the experience gifts we've gotten for 2 years running now, and we've LOVED it! We've got a 2yo and a 5yo, and they are both finally at the age... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I do not have kids, yet we have visited the Center for Puppetry Arts about ten times in the last eight years. We have taken adult and child family members and friends to experience the museum on several occasions. The recent renovations of the Jim Henson Wing is phenomenal. The Center also renovated the "regular museum" area... More 

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit with my 3 month old while on vacation in Atlanta. We were drawn in by the Jim Henson exhibit. I had been hoping to see just a few of his creations but they had so many more! My mother, aunt, and myself were brought back to our childhoods with the vibrant displays of the various Henson... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I am a huge Labyrinth and Dark Crystal fan. I also live 1 hour and 40 minutes from Atlanta. I knew going in that the museum was only going to have a limited number of items from both movies. But as strange as it may sound, I am a 40 year old male who loves puppets. A good puppeteer... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a collection of puppets from around the world so this was a must see. Public transport to get there wasn't bad but we had to walk round 3½ sides of the building to get in. The puppets are interesting and well woth the visit.

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited because they currently have a Labyrinth exhibit. Very nice exhibit with items from the movie, and notes about each prop.

Thank Ros S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend dragged me to this. I feel in love with the place. I think we could have spent another hour in there but they were getting ready to close. It will put you in a good mood seeing all the puppets from childhood.

Thank NicoleH1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Went when they had the Henson/Labyrinth exhibit on and it was beautifully done. The world collection is worth a good hour or two, and lots of hands on and color and kid programs and we had a blast. Not a budget breaker, either. I absolutely loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

And there you go out and about to get my money and time again and again for the rest of the year and the rest of the best way to go

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