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Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
+1 404-873-3391
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Quite basic / not too much insight

I was a bit disappointed in this museum. Although it had a number of well known Jim Henson... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Hong Kong, China
via mobile
Children and Adults both will enjoy

Wonderfully managed program of puppetry - around for decades and only gets better. Visit the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
+1 404-873-3391
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I was a bit disappointed in this museum. Although it had a number of well known Jim Henson puppets, it did not provide a lot of background information or interesting tidbits, which I was expecting. The display of other puppets was even more disappointing. Also...More

1  Thank Kinalat
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Wonderfully managed program of puppetry - around for decades and only gets better. Visit the website for a list of current and up-coming programs. Many special events that are wonderful for 7-11 year olds. Programs are beautifully created and great for all ages. This is...More

1  Thank 77tr1pper
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This trip my husband and I went alone to Atlanta. We only had two items on our to-do list and this was one of them. We opted for the guided Jim Henson tour, which is half of the space. It did not disappoint. I know...More

1  Thank Kelly O
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I would highly recommend this venue for families. This is a unique and talented group that is doing an absolutely wonderful job of perpetuating this art form.

1  Thank Doug D
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I found this at the last minute before my trip amd it was well worth it. I grew up with Jim Henson movies and my inner child was screaming! Brought an 18, 13, and 11 year old and they had just as much fun as...More

1  Thank Emily F
Reviewed 30 July 2017

My Daughter and I visited Atlanta with many other things in mind to see, the zoo, aquarium, Fernbank museum, etc.. This was on the list, but was not a primary draw to the city for our vacation. My daughter loved it. Of all the things...More

1  Thank TheDadofOz
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Came here with the express purpose to see the Jim Henson / Labyrinth special display. It was enjoyable to see the smallish display of props/puppets/costumes from the movie. They had it laid out well with great info boards and videos. The rest of the museum...More

Thank wanderingkale
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My nieces and their children truly enjoyed this experince. If you love puppetry, you will love the shows here.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I grew up with the Muppets and all things Jim Henson. Seeing the exhibit dedicated to him was worth the trip alone. Seeing the puppets from across the globe was icing on the cake. Being able to see a special exhibit on Labyrinth was a...More

Thank andrewacrowe
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This place is worth checking out for the special events it hosts. I once went to a screening of the Labyrinth and saw the original puppets used, and they also had a ball with a Labyrinth them. The events are fun, interesting and unique, so...More

Thank Melanie A
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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.
Christine T
5 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
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