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Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
+1 404-873-3391
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Something a little different

This wasn’t something my cousin wanted to do at first, but then said it was fun. You get to see all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
angelina t
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Elmo’s birthday

We were very excited to travel to GA for Elmo’s birthday. We were promised donuts, a bounce house... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Devon B
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sesame street” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
Midtown
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+1 404-873-3391
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wasn’t something my cousin wanted to do at first, but then said it was fun. You get to see all the stuff Jim Henson worked on which some of it I had no idea he did. There are all sorts of puppets to see....More

Thank angelina t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very excited to travel to GA for Elmo’s birthday. We were promised donuts, a bounce house and photo ops with Elmo. However, the donuts went quickly as people relentlessly cut the line. There were no line dividers for tickets, which made the wait...More

Thank Devon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place blew me away the first time I attended a show. I saw Rudolph and was expecting a puppet show but it was so much more. I was shocked at the talent and work that went into this production. I have been back many...More

Thank Teresa Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We specifically went to Atlanta to see a temporary Labyrinth exhibit at the center for puppetry arts. It was a neat little museum. The Jim Henson stuff was awesome to see.

2  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I take my grandchildren there on a regular basis. They enjoy the plays and I am constantly amazed at the quality and magic created by the puppeteers! The museum is awesome and we love the puppet making after each show!

Thank 48bons
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited with our two kids (10 and 13) and did the Jim Henson tour. The entire staff was friendly, and we had a great time. Sophie was very informative and did a wonderful job showing us through the collection. We were...More

Thank Katrina B
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Center for Puppetry Arts feels like a relatively new museum. Whether it is or not, I do not know. It features a section on puppets of the world and a section dedicated to Jim Henson. There is also a theater that does shows for...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We've been a few times and I really enjoy it with the kids! Definitely a family-friendly environment, we'll be back! Love that there's ample street parking behind the building.

Thank amama17
Reviewed 1 December 2017

The Center for Puppetry Arts is a fun, informative museum and a must-see if you are a Jim Henson/Muppet fan. I wish, though, they had a more extensive permanent exhibit on the history of puppetry. But it is a lot of fun for both adults...More

Thank AndreLePlume
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Just after college, I was a puppeteer for a local artist who did shows for schoolchildren throughout my home state. It was such fun work, and I had (and have) immense respect for this man as an artist. On several occasions, he mentioned Atlanta's Center...More

1  Thank bradshawgirl
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Karen K
20 November 2017|
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Response from tanyap924 | Reviewed this property |
I payed $20 but I think it can differ depending on what's being offered at the time. The website should have details.
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Christine T
5 April 2017|
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Response from Izzy333 | Reviewed this property |
no just walk up to the window inside the door. you can save a couple of dollars purchasing thru their website but it is not necessary and not refundable. make sure to visit all three big rooms. I would not have known... More
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Christine T
8 October 2016|
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Response from oceanquest33 | Reviewed this property |
Getting from the Atlanta airport to Puppetry is very easy. MARTA train departs from the Airport. Take the train to MIDTOWN STATION. You can walk fifteen minutes to the Puppetry from MIDTOWN STATION or call UBER for a... More
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