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Center for Puppetry Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts

Performing Arts Venue, Museum, and Theater
Midtown, Atlanta
  • Elizabeth
    "Shows are top notch and include a workshop afterwords."(4 Tips)
    Allyson S.
    "Jim Henson exhibits and went especially to see The Labyrinth exhibit"(3 Tips)
    Alexandra K.
    "... your childhood! See a puppet show, create a puppet of your own, and visit..."(2 Tips)
    "Happy Smithsonian Museum Day! Sept 24."(3 Tips)
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  • Woody W.
    Woody WommackNovember 16, 2015
    I like this place quite a bit and the new museum is awesome. There is also waaaaay too many people who work there bothering you non-stop
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 26, 2014
    Impressive kids’ shows, adults-only plays, puppet-making workshops, and interactive exhibits go down in one of the country’s premier puppet centers which displays some of Jim Henson’s original puppets
  • Expedition Mom @AtlantaWithKid and @GeorgiaWithKids
    Their puppetry rendition of Rudolph is a must. Like the Burl Ives classic. Go to the first show as it gets much crowded later. Make puppets after upstairs. Get tickets online early. It sells out!
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJuly 25, 2016
    Spend an afternoon as a family at the Center for Puppetry Arts where everyone can relive their childhood. Watch a play or create a puppet to take home while you visit.
  • Allyson S.
    Allyson ShoemakerAugust 3, 2017
    Amazing place! Like walking back in time to my childhood! Love all of Jim Henson exhibits and went especially to see The Labyrinth exhibit and it was amazing!! I could have stayed all day!
  • Sue R.
    Sue RodmanAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss the Create a Puppet workshop after every show. It's included in your ticket and kids love it-and gives them a puppet to relive the show at home.
  • Susan K.
    Susan KinneyJuly 30, 2014
    It looks closed due to construction of the new museum wing, but it isn't. Guyi-Guyi: the Other Ugly Duckling is a lovely and sweet! Go see it, now, while it is playing.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJuly 20, 2015
    The museum is undergoing a renovation. Shows are top notch and include a workshop afterwords.
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaJune 1, 2012
    The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure - a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncAugust 15, 2011
    Did you know? Puppetry is an ancient art, thought to originate around 30,000 B.C. Nearly every culture in the world has some form of puppetry. Read more
  • City Saver
    City SaverMay 3, 2013
    Use your Atlanta City Saver coupons here to receive a free guided museum tour when a second is purchased or receive $10 off one family membership.
  • Pretty F.
    Pretty FolsonFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    First Saturday of each month is free museum day for Fulton County residents. Additional cost if you would like to attend a show or the workshop.
  • Bloomingdale's
    Bloomingdale'sAugust 18, 2010
    Anyone from age two to 82 will love the Jim Henson galleries – who can resist a cuddle with Big Bird? Reserve ahead for puppet shows; tickets go fast.
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaJuly 19, 2011
    Don’t miss the Center for Puppetry Arts’ showcase of Martha Speaks. The classic children’s story about a talking dog comes to life thru puppet magic July 19-31. See the show and then make a puppet! Read more
  • Danny K.
    Danny KatzOctober 21, 2017
    Fascinating and well-curated collection - and the Jim Henson exhibit is awesome :)
  • Pretty F.
    Pretty FolsonFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Free museum day every Thursday between 1-3pm. Grants you access to the museum exhibits for free.
  • Oakland Cemetery
    Oakland CemeteryOctober 10, 2010
    Puppets aren't just for kids! Be sure to check out their adult focused shows too. A highlight every year and must see is the Ghastly Dreadfuls performance in October. Booyah!
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaMarch 13, 2012
    Midtown's Center for Puppetry Arts features shows, puppet-making and tours. Adult shows complement the children's performances.
  • Nicole T.
    Nicole TankovichJuly 26, 2013
    Ask for your puppet kit to go on the way out; you can avoid a crowd of school kids if you go on a weekday.
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaMay 23, 2014
    Spend a day at the CENTER of the Puppet Universe! See a show! Make a puppet! Visit Center for Puppetry Arts!
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BrownApril 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Henson exhibit is great plus the museum including several audioanimatronics, The Pigs in Space and assorted rareties from around the globe Read more
  • BEAU
    BEAUSeptember 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Happy Smithsonian Museum Day! Sept 24. Come to the Center and enjoy our incredible museums for FREE!
  • Alexandra K.
    Alexandra KingsleyDecember 5, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Relive your childhood! See a puppet show, create a puppet of your own, and visit with original Muppets, characters from The Labyrinth and Dark Crystal, and more. Read more
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan StricklandDecember 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    For adults, consider checking out eXperimental Puppetry Theater to see some really innovative puppetry and storytelling.
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaDecember 6, 2012
    Catch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a show based on the classic television special.
  • Jennie H.
    Jennie HennequantJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Every performance is amazing! We visit about 6 times a year!
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FredaDecember 1, 2015
    Absolutely love the Jim Henson exhibit
  • Pretty F.
    Pretty FolsonFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Tip: military do not get in free, they do receive a discount on museum admission.
  • Pat B.
    Pat BaughMay 27, 2016
    Check the schedule for sensory-sensitive shows. Great for kids with autism.
  • B98.5
    B98.5July 12, 2013
    It opened to the public on September 23, 1978 and Kermit the frog cut the ceremonial ribbon.
  • Steve B.
    Steve BiroschikDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The museum here is 1 of the cities hidden gems.
  • Jerry B.
    Jerry BanghamNovember 18, 2017
    A great place. There is a nice exhibit on Indian puppetry at the moment.
  • andrea s.
    andrea staskaFebruary 7, 2012
    I hear SPACE is amazing! We are headed there Thursday!
  • Remy M.
    Remy MartinAugust 27, 2015
    Lots of fun, great for all ages!
  • Occupy My Family A.
    Occupy My Family AtlantaJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There's FREE parking but get there early before it fills up.
  • Heather B.
    Heather BarrJuly 6, 2013
    Check for online coupons before you go!
  • Rosemary
    RosemaryDecember 31, 2011
    Go here see a WONT regret it...
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CFebruary 8, 2012
    Check in special - get $2 off next ticket purchase
  • Justin P.
    Justin PowellJuly 6, 2013
    Cat in the hat was awesome.
  • Shelly W.
    Shelly WingNovember 28, 2011
    Take advantage of the free art projects! So fun!
  • Lady Terror
    Lady TerrorMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The Jim Henson musuem is legendary.
  • André H.
    André HopkinsSeptember 25, 2011
    Military get in free!
  • Carol A.
    Carol ArdanowskiSeptember 13, 2014
    A magical place!
    HISTORYApril 19, 2010
    Founded in 1978 by Vincent Anthony, it's the nation’s largest organization dedicated to the art form of puppetry. Kermit the Frog and his creator Jim Henson cut the ceremonial ribbon at the opening.
  • BEAU
    BEAUNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Rudolph is amazing!
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