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Center for Puppetry Arts

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Address: 1404 Spring St NW at 18th, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
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+1 404-873-3391
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09:00 - 17:00
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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
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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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Loved being a kid again

This was an excellent trip down memory lane for the Jim Henson section. Preservation and attention to key details can be seen throughout the museum. The history of puppetry from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was an excellent trip down memory lane for the Jim Henson section. Preservation and attention to key details can be seen throughout the museum. The history of puppetry from around the world showed the artistry involved and the messages behind some creations. I will recommend this to any big kid at heart and to inquisitive little minds...no touching.

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today was my first visit to see the museum since it's update 2 years ago and it is very impressive. We chose a time so that we could have a docent during the tour and it was well worth the planning. In the past I've had season tickets for children's shows and season tickets for the adult xperimental theatre and... More 

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Thank Westgalady
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, just so you understand my bias from the beginning I love the muppets. I also love other puppets, but Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Muppet movies, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth shaped my young --and who am I kidding current--life. The center for puppetry arts has the largest collection of Henson's things. This is in part because the center for... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in puppetry and/or a big Jim Henson fan, then the Center for Puppetry Arts is the place to go. It is a big place and the Jim Henson exhibit has more than I’ve seen in other exhibits. You get to know the man and how he and his crew created some the most lovable puppets in... More 

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Thank Dan K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We haven't been since they remodeled and added the Jim Henson wing. We saw Rodolph and it was spectacular! The center has been nicely remodeled. Their puppet museum is spectacular! If you love The Muppets it's worth a trip alone. I've seen two puppet shows and both were very well done. If I didn't live 2 hours away I would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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

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Thank Kate K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 hang around for the next show. Hopefully, they will bring it back next year. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and a time when we enjoyed ourselves (and we can share those days with friends... More 

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Oswego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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Venice, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 it. The puppeteers are great singers and the special effects will surprise anyone who has... More 

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