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Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
+1 404-873-3391
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What a gem! This newly expanded museum is one of ATL's best-kept secrets!

I'd known about this museum for years but never visited. Recently it was expanded and became the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul C
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Auburn, Georgia
The Ghastly Dreadfuls

The Center has been producing this adult Halloween show since 2006. It's seven human performers... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amanda R
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 3 weeks ago

I'd known about this museum for years but never visited. Recently it was expanded and became the official home for Jim Henson's legacy and I finally visited. Although we received a discount due to our DragonCon badges -- any attendee of that event qualifies --...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Center has been producing this adult Halloween show since 2006. It's seven human performers (the Dreadfuls) and lots of puppets. It's vaudeville and Grand Guignol and Oscar Wilde and a theremin-playing cat. If you're lucky, you'll get a Time Warp encore.

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The special Labyrinth exhibit was the main reason we went to Atlanta. That plus the fan videos and Dark Crystal showing made an enjoyable day. We went twice in one day to walk through the main museum and take the Jim Henson tour. It is...More

Thank Elfitumi
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Before heading to the airport for an evening flight, my friend and I decided to check this place out. She doesn't like marionettes and thinks some puppets are creepy, so I was happy about the Jim Henson exhibit taking up a large part of the...More

Thank Jacqueline J
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This museum is great for kids of all ages. The displays are one of a kind, their collection of puppets from all over the world is truly spectacular. Their shows are always really well done and the make a puppet craft after is always a...More

Thank hbtubbs
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I don't even know where to start! A friend and I took a weekend road trip down to Atlanta for the exhibit of Jim Henson's work at the Center for Puppetry Arts. The center was welcoming with staff scattered around to answer questions. The exhibits...More

Thank tanyap924
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Took our 3 and 4 year olds and they had a great time. Spent about an hour -as there were no shows on the day we went. Impressive display of puppets and several interactive exhibits.

1  Thank Bill A
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I went for their special Labyrinth movie and Labyrinth quote along but I also enjoyed their paid behind the scenes tour and the World of Puppetry and Muppets exhibits. They have activities and programs for young children also. I was a little disappointed in how...More

1  Thank Froudian
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

If you are a fan of the Muppets, Sesame Street, and Jim Henson, don't miss the opportunity for a visit to the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta! Many of Henson's puppets are located in the center, so this is your chance to snap a...More

1  Thank Beverly954
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My husband surprised with me a date to the puppet museum. We saw the Labyrinth exhibit and learned about the history of puppets. The muppets exhibit was also a lot of fun!

1  Thank Jennifer W
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Karen K
21 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
6 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
9 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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