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Center for Puppetry Arts

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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A great place to visit regardless of age

Over the past 5 years, Atlanta has become something of a second home to me. During that time I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Andy C
London, United Kingdom
This is a mus see visit when in Atlanta

The museum is wonderful and loaded with puppets of every type and design. The best part is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Parma, Ohio, USA
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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...more
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1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
+1 404-873-3391
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Over the past 5 years, Atlanta has become something of a second home to me. During that time I think I have seen virtually all of the attractions in the area. However, I had always avoided the Center for Puppetry Arts. After all, how interesting...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is wonderful and loaded with puppets of every type and design. The best part is the staff who knew a lot about every puppet they have. They were very attentive to us and answered all the questions we had. Great visit would go...More

Thank F3129TGrobertd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a find! Let the kids see a well designed show, tour the museum that has hands on displays and then go & make a puppet. A 3 year old and a 5 year old were in heaven. So much to do and see. Helpful,...More

Thank Bannatyne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Still one of my favorite stops! The staff here is beyond amazing! All ways friendly and helpful. You can tell how much everybody loves there job. If you can catch one of the shows that happen here, what ever they charge. Its not enough! Thank...More

Thank micr2014
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a small museum, divided in a few segments. One area covers the history of puppetry around the world, which is interesting. The real draw is the Jim Henson exhibit, which follows his career and features original muppets and footage from key moments of...More

2  Thank sarahcardone
Reviewed September 17, 2018

I didn't think much about going here but knew my wife would enjoy it quite a bit. As a child I didn't watch much in terms of Sesame Street, stop your judging, but found the career path of Jim Henson to be extraordinary. Take your...More

2  Thank Gabriel B
Reviewed September 12, 2018

This museum is beautifully laid out. There is lots of space for events or future growth. They currently have a Dark Crystal display which was a movie made by Jim Henson in the 80's. Fabulous display! The World of Puppets is a display of the...More

1  Thank Sally H
Reviewed September 8, 2018

This was so cute. I want to do my own and have a show with my husband. We would have so much fun. I can't wait to play house with my new child when the child comes. We did this after seeing the amazing fish.

Thank heathercola
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We love the Center for Puppetry Arts, grandkids love it too. They a wonderful museum in addition to the show. They also provide activities in puppet making after the shows

Thank Mary H
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Incredible museum! I cannot wait to take my 9 year old back. He has a love for animation and puppetry and this museum is perfect for anyone wanting to see some really cool, original puppets!!

Thank Amy R
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April 29, 2018|
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Response from KAPAtl | Reviewed this property |
This totally depends on you, and your group. We had two toddlers, and I think we spent about 1.5 hours. They have short attention spans, and we did not take in the show, which is wonderful, but an extra fee, and better for... More
Karen K
November 20, 2017|
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Response from Heatherinaa | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the event it's a set price for the museam, see the website but you get in free with the purchase of a ticket to a puppet show. And you can sometimes find deals on those.
April 5, 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