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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 25 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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Vermilion, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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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Thank Laura R
Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

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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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