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Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
+1 404-873-3391
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Five Year Old Feigned Interest

The multi-media puppet exhibit garnered the longest span of attention, but the Jim Henson... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
Great Atlanta Hidden Treasure!

We thoroughly enjoyed every minute here and made us think about our childhood growing up with the... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Chad W
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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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“jim henson” (73 reviews)
“puppet shows” (26 reviews)
“sesame street” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
+1 404-873-3391
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

The multi-media puppet exhibit garnered the longest span of attention, but the Jim Henson Collection attraction is better suited for adults who grew up with him and want the history lesson. We skipped the show which, in hindsight, probably would've been the better path given...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed every minute here and made us think about our childhood growing up with the Jim Henson Collection! It's great fun for ALL AGES!

Thank Chad W
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by this museum. It had some great exhibits, and knowledgeable staff. A really great Jim Henson and Labyrinth exhibit. If you have children, they do puppet shows and classes on puppet related activities. Close to the Marta arts center station.

Thank Corbin G
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The puppet shows are a great draw for children usually followed with a short workshop for the child to make a puppet to take home. The productions are very professional giving adults a chance to immerse in to show and relax while the children are...More

Thank leonardoneill
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This museum is so well done. They have an amazing collection of Jim Henson Muppet and Sesame Street memorabilia. We were two adults and loved every minute of it. The school trips were upstairs watching puppet shows so we had the museum basically to ourselves....More

Thank parrots2
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

If you love Jim Henson, you will be in heaven. Lots of attention to his work--Sesame Street, Dark Crystal, Labyrinth. Try to go when they are having a performance. Not a must-do., but enjoyable. Close to the High Museum and there is free parking.

Thank Beautifuldays2013
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The shows are well designed to appeal to kids and, hopefully, broaden their sphere outside of an electronic screen device.The shows appeal to adults, as well.

Thank CaptainHarry1714
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I wouldn't bring little kids here unless your ready to explain to them that miss piggy and kermit are not real. That said the jim henson exhibit is really neat. It's a cute little museum.

Thank Hothunny
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I greatly enjoyed the Jim Henson exhibit. The "Pete the Cat" puppet show was a bit too kid-oriented for me -- but that was probably to be expected. This was a nice diversion, just a short walk from my hotel. Allow about three hours, including...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We went in with no expectations and were pleasantly surprised at all the iconic characters that were inside. We were incredibly fortunate to see the Jim Henson collection as a temporary exhibit.

Thank Andrea P
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Response from Kate K | Reviewed this property |
No, we bought ours at the door when we got there.
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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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