We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
+1 404-873-3391
Review Highlights
Fun Museum

Great museum with a wonderful array of puppets old and new. Little videos giving information... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Manteca, California
Fantastic Jim Henson Exhibit

We brought our kids (4 and 7) on a rainy Sunday and they had a great time. We had to remind them to... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
via mobile
Read all 314 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jim henson” (69 reviews)
“puppet shows” (25 reviews)
“sesame street” (23 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
+1 404-873-3391
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (314)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 314 reviews

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great museum with a wonderful array of puppets old and new. Little videos giving information available and the best exhibit and information on Jim Henson and all the muppets. Will say the Puppet show was rather silly but all the children enjoyed.

Thank onthegoTwainHarte
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We brought our kids (4 and 7) on a rainy Sunday and they had a great time. We had to remind them to stop and enjoy each part of the exhibit because every room had so much to see and they were tempted to just...More

Thank carolinad683
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Fabulous little museum of puppets, mostly dedicated to the work of Jim Henson - seasame street, the muppet show and Labyrinth in particular.A puppet show and puppet making workshops are also available.

Thank lara749
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I've been a Jim Henson fanatic pretty much since birth. I traveled to Atlanta specifically for the Center of Puppetry Arts to see the Jim Henson wing and the Labyrinth exhibit and it did not disappoint. Every corner I turned I let out an audible...More

1  Thank Christine T
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My mom and I had a great time exploring all of the different puppets from around the world, The Muppets, and Labyrinth. It's a really unique and fun place to visit!

Thank lrroni06
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We took our granddaughter aged 6 & 9 last week. Both girls enjoyed the Center & learned a lot. The 6 year old loved the puppet show & the 10 year old loved making and decorating her puppet. My husband and I found the exhibits...More

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It cost $10.50 per person, but was worth it. They had a very interesting display of puppets from around the word. The Jim Henson exhibit was outstanding. They have some of the original Sesame Street characters.

Thank Patty W
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a very magical place full of imagination. Wold recommend for people of all ages. Spend time in the museum before or after a show

Thank maureen t
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I have always loved puppets - like most kids growing up but my love kept growing too and Puppetry on a small scale was part of my life for awhile. I can vaguely remember seeing the old coffee commercials I think with Sam and Friends...More

Thank Katea9tails
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We took our 8 year old granddaughter to visit the museum. She enjoyed the puppet play and puppet making workshop immensely, just as as we did. She also liked the hands on display in the museum of puppets but the history part was more appealing...More

Thank Carol S
Nearby Restaurants
Nan Thai Fine Dining
340 reviews
.12 km away
DaVinci's Pizzeria
150 reviews
.44 km away
Twelve Eighty Inspired Dining
109 reviews
.51 km away
Meehan's Public House - Atlantic Station
75 reviews
.58 km away
Nearby Attractions
High Museum of Art
1,653 reviews
.48 km away
Atlantic Station
403 reviews
.62 km away
Bodies... the Exhibition Atlanta at the Premier Exhibition Center
250 reviews
.69 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Christine T
Do you have to purchase tickets in advance for the museum or can you get them when you go to the museum that day?
5 April 2017|
Answer Show all 9 answers
Response from Kate K | Reviewed this property |
No, we bought ours at the door when we got there.
Christine T
Is the airport fairly close to the museum? What airport would it be? Can you get by using a taxi or an Uber?
9 October 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
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
Do you have wheelchairs? My husband has a herniated disc and a torn disc and can't walk right now, but wants to joins us.
29 March 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from ssatl1948 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, they don't have any on site