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Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
+1 404-873-3391
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It was so much fun going through the museum. If you grew up with the Muppets, Sesame Street and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
missadrienneleigh
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Atlanta, Georgia
Go for the Puppet Show

We took our 7 year old for her birthday. I was worried my 12 year old would think the puppet show... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda G
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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%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 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 5 days ago

It was so much fun going through the museum. If you grew up with the Muppets, Sesame Street and the wonder of Jim Henson's imaginiation this is a must see in Atlanta.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 7 year old for her birthday. I was worried my 12 year old would think the puppet show was too kiddie, however we were all blown away by the performance. It was like watching a play and a puppet show in one....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first trip to the museum. I highly recommend it for all ages. I throughly enjoyed the nostalgia of Jim Henson’s life and my 9 yr old niece loved seeing and learning about puppets from other countries. The show was about how I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum has excellent exhibits on Jim Henson and puppetry in general. Would have liked some more interactivity and some video in the general section, but it was well worth the hour we spent there.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I visited the Center for Puppetry Arts on our 6 day trip to Atlanta. The museum is in Midtown Atlanta. We stayed downtown at Barclay Hotel and it took us about 10 minutes to drive the 2.9 miles distance because of traffic....More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I went there to see the Muppet exhibit. The exhibit covers Jim Henson's career from start to finish. Its amazing to see how puppetry evolved and how the Muppets evolved. Also covers his films outside of the Muppets.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Fun fact about this place...the Henson family founded it. Therefore there is a WHOLE section about Muppets! Very nostalgic for me, which I loved. There is a special exhibit section (this time was about India Puppetry) and the history of puppetry. In that section included...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We are so lucky to house the Center for Puppetry Arts here in Atlanta. The hardest part is parking. Once you're in you'll love it.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We had an opportunity to attend the Women of the Muppet events, and had a wonderful time. Really enjoyed all the Sesame Street and Muppet displays. The seminar was really engaging, given all the behind the scenes information about one of our favorite entertainment series.

1  Thank Willsman
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We attended a daytime presentation for children, with our grandson. It kept a 3 1/2 year old's attention throughout the presentation. I consider that a major accomplishment. We also went to the museum portion, which is very interesting for adults, especially those who remember Jim...More

Thank David908
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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
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
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Christine T
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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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