Center for Puppetry Arts

Atlanta, GA

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Address: 1402 GA-9, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA Number: 404 873 3089 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

It's all about the wonderful world of puppets at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta!

Puppets are amazing creations, and fascinating forms of entertainment, and they are great fun for kids too! At the Center For Puppetry Arts, it's not just learning that kids can enjoy, either. Here, they can take part in workshops, or enjoy a live performance, as well as experience puppets from all over the world!

There is even a museum filled with interactive exhibits that they can really explore and be amazed by!

Let's start with the family series, shall we? Here, the Center offers a wide variety of family fun for all ages, where kids can see stories unfold live on stage in front of them! The performances might be innovative adaptions of classic stories, or inventive new works.

Whatever you choose, you know it will be entertaining, and very colorful!

The Center also has a museum, with exhibits that each cover an amazing topic within the puppetry world. Of course, the master of puppets as we know is Jim Henson, so it makes sense there is a Jim Henson Collection that follows his prolific imagination chronologically, transporting all who visit into the world of this puppet master, and his film and television!

Fans of Jim Henson can learn how the iconic characters came to life, and even view puppets themselves such as Kermit the Frog! Ribbit! 

The museum also has a Global Collection that celebrates puppetry traditions from all over the world. You can enjoy the museum self-guided, or join one of the daily tours. Great if you have lots of questions!

Let's not forget that the Center For Puppetry Arts also has films that you can view, that of course - including puppets!

A fascinating and entertaining day out for the whole family in Atlanta!

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How much does it cost?



$22 puppet show. $16 museum. $4.50 workshop.



Same as adult



Free for members


Free Under

2 years


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Additional Information

You can enjoy a birthday party at the center! You can add Create A Puppet into the day, and enjoy a one of a kind party for the kids!

Any top tips?


Check out Tale Time Thursdays which is FREE with admission, as well as Worlds of Puppetry Tour weekdays at 1pm, and Saturdays at 11am. There are tours around the Jim Henson Collection at 3pm weekdays, and 1pm weekends.

I'm Hungry!


There are vending machines on the lower level.

Healthy Eating You can enjoy the picnic tables in Harlequin Hall if they are available with your own food.

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Where is it at?

Teachers corner


They offer group pricing for groups of 10 or more, with special discounts for schools! They have performances, workshops, distance learning, and more!

Can I get one of those?


The store is filled with unique and educational gifts, including puppets, books, postcards, and more! Bring that pocket money!

Need a little extra help?


If you have questions about accessibility, just speak to staff

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Baby Facilities

They don't allow strollers into the theaters, but staff can help store them for you

When can we go?

Check online for timings as currently you have to pre-book a specific time (as of August 2022) for both museum and shows!

Open year round but closed Mondays

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