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Center for Puppetry Arts

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Address: 1404 Spring St NW at 18th, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
Phone Number: +1 404-873-3391
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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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Family visiting from NC

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Kitty W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 hang around for the next show. Hopefully, they will bring it back next year. We... More 

Thank Kitty W
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 and a time when we enjoyed ourselves (and we can share those days with friends... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank GirasolTournesol
Venice, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 it. The puppeteers are great singers and the special effects will surprise anyone who has... More 

Thank Sharon Z
Vermilion, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 of the creative arts would enjoy this museum.

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 to visit.

Thank deepdrkpit
waco tx
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the world and they even had some masks from the Lion King musical. This was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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! We've got a 2yo and a 5yo, and they are both finally at the age... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

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... More 

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