My husband and I do not have kids, yet we have visited the Center for Puppetry Arts about ten times in the last eight years. We have taken adult and child family members and friends to experience the museum on several occasions.
The recent renovations of the Jim Henson Wing is phenomenal. The Center also renovated the "regular museum" area and it is also fantastic.
The regular museum area is full of puppets old and new. There are even a couple of interactive puppet displays. It was fun to see a scene from Coraline on display. Cultural puppets and some well-known puppets also were on display.
The Jim Henson Wing had some puppets and displays from before the renovation, but most of the items were new. The Center plans to cycle puppets and displays throughout the years, to keep the exhibit interesting. Seeing displays for Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth and even some early classics were fantastic.
Also, I highly recommend the children's puppet shows. I took my nephew to see "The Stinky Cheese Man" several years ago. I have also seen "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" three times. Before/after each play, children have an opportunity to construct a puppet relevant to the play. One big and organized arts and crafts room is there to create in.
The Center for Puppetry Arts is always fun as an adult as it is so nostalgic, but also exciting for little ones as they see their favorite characters as well.
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