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Center for Puppetry Arts

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Address: 1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
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+1 404-873-3391
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure - a magical...

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.

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informative tours and friendly staff

We joined the Jim Hansen tour and the behind the scene tour. Sesame Street was my childhood favorite show and this tour told a lot more than what I know about the artist. The... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2016
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

We joined the Jim Hansen tour and the behind the scene tour. Sesame Street was my childhood favorite show and this tour told a lot more than what I know about the artist. The collection is impressive but it is only 1/5 of what they really have because of the space. They will rotate the content once 7-8 months.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Newly renovated museum, exhibits international puppets for an overview of puppets through the ages. For muppet fans, an extensive collection of Henson memorabilia and production items. The shows are high quality also and there are offerings for adults as well as the kiddies.

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Benton, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We visited this museum with our daughter and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. They had a big Jim Henson display as well as international puppets. The museum has various shows although we did not have an opportunity to see one. The Jim Henson display changes out its exhibit every 6 months. Fun time for all ages - highly recommended!

Thank Bzoo2013
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

My 12 year old son is an apprentice puppeteer and the Center for Puppetry Arts has been on his "must see" list. Our visit was exceptional. The Jim Henson area was well done. The video and audio clips helped enriched the experience by learning how Henson did things with the technology of his times. His vision was well represented. The... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

I hadn't been since the big renovation & addition of the museum. Did you know they have the largest exhibit of Jim Henson puppets? The staff are by nice & helpful. However, I thought the show was way too long for young children. It was very creative and entertaining as an adult. Why do parents bring babies & toddlers who... More 

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Reviewed 18 December 2015

Visited this museum a few months ago, nice collection of puppets on display. I'd love to attend their puppet shows sometimes, though haven't had a chance to yet.

Thank Raamis
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We love our visit to the museum. We watched Rudolph and made a shadow puppet before we toured the museum. Great!

Thank Steinbeckfan
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

We've taken our grandson to different plays at the Center for Puppetry Arts and we always have a great time. The expanded museum area is fabulous and contains some highly interesting puppets, including a great section devoted to the Muppets.

Thank LynneInMichigan
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

We have been members of the Center for Puppetry Arts for 3 years now. It is a great activity for kids and the quality of the performances is always top shelf. We see several shows a year and our girls always look forward to going. I would highly recommend checking out a show, even if you are in town for... More 

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Blounts Creek, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Our college granddaughter wanted to attend this center for her art program at college. She thought she would learn about making actual puppets so she make all of us adults go with her. Turns out it is basically for little ones. We had to sit through a showing of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. 7 of us which included 2 teenage... More 

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