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Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
+1 404-873-3391
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Gotta love muppets

This brought back childhood memories of the Muppets and was a fascinating look at how they were... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
Kate K
Family visiting from NC

It had been many years since my last visit, before the expansion of the museum. My sister and her... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Kitty 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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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 6 December 2016

This brought back childhood memories of the Muppets and was a fascinating look at how they were made. But not just the Muppets, it also included some Sesame Street characters and Labyrinth as well as a multicultural look at the history of puppetry

Thank Kate K
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

It had been many years since my last visit, before the expansion of the museum. My sister and her 20s aged daughters wanted to see the Labyrinth exhibit. The first showing of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer was sold out, and we didn't have time to...More

1  Thank Kitty W
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

If you grew up on Henson, Oz and the likes, then this is Nirvana - no second thoughts on that, as soon as you see the assembled Muppets and Sesame Street characters, you're going to be heading back to a lot more innocent a time...More

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Great small but interesting exhibit of puppets around the world. Great exhibit on Sesame Street puppets and Jim Hansen story.

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

We took grandchildren age 4 and 7 and really enjoyed both the show and the museum. The show has replicated the puppets from the classic TV movie. We mainly went for the kids to experience the show, but we were surprised how much we enjoyed...More

1  Thank Sharon Z
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

If you liked Jim Henson's puppets this is the place for you. Big Bird, Muppets, Fraggles, they are all here. They have many old videos that cover Henson's career. Well worth spending a couple of hours here.

Thank Barb-Knapp
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I had been to the museum previously before the newest expansion and exhibits had opened. As a returning visitor I did not expect to be as blown away by the quality of the collection expansion. Anyone who is a Muppets fan or use a fan...More

Thank Laura R
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This museum has expanded and is a beautful facility with an wonderfully displayed collection. The Henson exhibit alone is worth a visit and is extremely well done. The rest of the museum is organized into puppetry from other parts of the world. A great place...More

Thank deepdrkpit
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went to see the Labyrinth exhibit currently showing at the museum and stayed to enjoy the entire museum. Seeing so many of the puppets I grew up with was so much fun - especially those from Sesame Street. Also there were puppets from around...More

Thank wacotxtraveler
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We're always looking for ways to avoid getting "things" for holidays and birthdays, so whenever family asks for gift ideas for our kids we tell them "experiences"... this was one of the experience gifts we've gotten for 2 years running now, and we've LOVED it!...More

1  Thank Audra S
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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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