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Center for Puppetry Arts

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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My husband and I really enjoyed this museum. We weren't sure whether it would be a place for... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2017
Helena, Alabama
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Workshops for dragon puppet

While the exhibits from across the world are pretty good, the workshop was very good. Kids get to... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2017
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
+1 404-873-3391
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Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed this museum. We weren't sure whether it would be a place for children only, but we ended up pleasantly surprised! The Jim Henson gallery was very interesting. There was an excellent one hour marionette puppet show that we enjoyed....More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

While the exhibits from across the world are pretty good, the workshop was very good. Kids get to make a small paper puppet, all the material and instructions are provided. Workshop is Good for kids between 4-10. Didn't get to see the show

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Ram_Sharma
Reviewed March 17, 2017

It's an interesting set of exhibits. Maybe about 45 minutes at your own pace. My favorite displays were the puppets from across the globe; it lets you realize how much of a shared cultural experience puppetry is. The display had some kid-friendly aspects, but was...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jon_94117
Reviewed March 14, 2017

MY wife and I made a trip to Atlanta just to see the Labyrinth exhibit. It is her favorite movie and she loves David Bowie so it was a must see for her. The Henson exhibit was amazing for me as I got to see...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Kate H
Reviewed March 10, 2017

The best is to get a yearly membership if you have kids. You can have a front row seating and the admission to a puppet workshop after the shows. Very interactive.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Robin W
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Great museum, play area with structures, easy and free parking, easy to find, and the puppet shows are wonderful.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Barefootsphynx
Reviewed March 1, 2017

I found this on a whim looking at Trip advisor on things to do in ATL. And just my luck the LABYRINTH exhibit was here so we HAD to go. First off the building itself is funky and fun-and after you buy your ticket (regular...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed February 18, 2017 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...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Izzy333
Reviewed February 13, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank ChurchKat
Reviewed February 10, 2017

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,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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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
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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