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Center for Puppetry Arts

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sbelknaphaywood wrote a review Mar. 2020
Troy, Michigan6 contributions2 helpful votes
What a wonderful place to take children of all ages! The Center for Puppetry Arts puts on fabulous puppet shows that delight all; even adults. The staff of puppeteers are amazing. Saw “Stella Luna” today with my 3 young grandchildren and they loved it. So did I! Afterwards we attended a workshop where they were able to make their own Stella Luna puppet out of cardboard. Upon leaving we were able to purchase puppets at the gift shop. A membership to this Atlanta city gem is well worth the fee!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Getaway723349 wrote a review Feb. 2020
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I had mentioned this museum to my boyfriend on our trip to Atlanta. Although it was not a priority, it ended up being one of my favorite sights. However, be warned - this museum is definitely catered to children but is great for any curious adult wanting to learn more or relieve some childhood nostalgia. They even have a special exhibit right now on the dark crystal. Definitely an underrated amenity in Atlanta!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Diane M wrote a review Feb. 2020
Germantown, Maryland7 contributions15 helpful votes
What a fun museum. The Jim Henson exhibit was great. Brought back a lot of childhood memories. Also saw a puppet show which was really well done.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Fermax wrote a review Feb. 2020
Sydney, Australia839 contributions174 helpful votes
As a fan of the Muppets and The Dark Crystal, I enjoyed my every moment in the Center for Puppetry Arts. (Well, I didn't spend much time in the "International Puppets" section.) If you grew up with the Muppets and Sesame Street, you'll enjoy meeting your friends again. And if you remember The Dark Crystal (now being remade for Netflix), you'll enjoy its side exhibit, too. I only had an hour before closing time and it wasn't enough time for me to appreciate everything on offer.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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PerformingAngel wrote a review Jan. 2020
Davison, Michigan96 contributions22 helpful votes
I had seen others talk about this place and wanted to check it out for myself. Driving up, please note that there is def. limited parking. This is especially the case if there are any school groups visit. The neighbor I was not quite sure about and driving by the building looked a little small. HOWEVER, when one gets inside there is a pleasant surprise. Though I personally only visited the museum proper (where is there is also puppet making and theatre productions), it is worth the cost at the door. I love that the international side covering everything Comedy d'Arte to shadow puppets from the East. They also have prototypes of The Lion King Puppets from the Broadway show and representations from Punch and Judy shows. The other side though was my favorite--the Jim Henson collection. It was so wonderful to see (and have children around me react) to Big Bird, Pigs in Space, Doozers, Dog from Storytime, and so much more. Take note that Jim Henson's daughter worked with the Center to get his collection just right. I could seen more, and maybe one day they will rotate or add, but overall the Center for Puppetry Arts is a great visit and asset to the community.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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