An Experience Unlike Anything Else in the World

Get ready to rethink everything you know about puppets and puppeteers. Our live shows, workshops, exhibitions, and events will have you feeling like a kid again at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Limited FREE parking is available.

jan 31st – Mar 12th

Duke Ellington’s Cat

This lyrical look at the life and times of one of America’s musical giants and his feline friend gets right in the middle of a career that spanned from the Roaring Twenties through the Civil Rights Movement. Purchase of an All-Inclusive Ticket includes entrance into the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, Create-A-Puppet™ Workshop Cool Cat Ultraviolet puppet inspired by the character from Duke Ellington’s Cat, and free onsite parking.

June 5th – july 28th

Puppet Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

Get ready for summer and register for our Puppet Summer Camp for select weeks between June 5th – July 28th! Children ages 5-12 will learn about the creative and collaborative world of puppetry by participating in one of our three camps. Each camp is designed for a specific age group to inspire and engage in just the right way.

open tues-sun

Worlds of Puppetry Museum

The galleries of the Worlds of Puppetry Museum include the Jim Henson Gallery, the Global Gallery, and the Dean Dubose Smith Special Exhibits Gallery.
Found It! Pop-Up Exhibition is open from now until April 23rd in the Love Family Atrium and features famous puppets made from everyday objects.

All galleries are included with admission.

Upcoming Member-Exclusive Events!

Screen and Stage: Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are VIP Reception

Where the Wild Things Are Exhibit Image

Admission is FREE for Members!

February 18th, 2023

Join us on February 18th where members get early access to the special exhibit, Screen and Stage: Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, and a screening of the 2009 film adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are directed by Spike Jonze. AGES 13+

Interested in becoming a member? Click here to learn how!

Special Museum Exhibition

Found It! email banner featuring Trixie La Brique, a red brick in a pink skirt on a high wire.

Now–Apr 23

Come see our newest Found It! Pop-Up Exhibition and explore found objects puppets such as Trixie La Brique from Brick Brothers’ Circus at Puppetmongers Theater in Toronto, Tom Servo and Crow T Robot from Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater 3000, and many more in this exhibition that highlights puppets from performances around the world made out of everyday objects.

Museum admission includes any special exhibitions currently on view.

Today’s Events

Monday February 6, 2023

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Things to Know Before You Visit

  • While masks are no longer mandatory, we recommend wearing a mask to protect those who are too young or are not eligible to be vaccinated.
  • All Center staff will continue to wear masks – excluding performers during performances.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are available in abundance at the Center.
  • Please change your visit to another day if you’re not feeling well.
  • We will continue to monitor public health directives around COVID and modify our response accordingly.
School Groups

Great Options for Educators

We’ll Meet You Online

Digital Learning

Live, Interactive Programming

Through video conferencing and downloadable guides, we can bring the education and wonder of Center for Puppetry Arts to your classroom.

Our curriculum-based workshops and puppet shows offer unique, interactive and engaging experiences for your classroom or homeschool.

We’ll Come to You

Enjoy a Field Trip Without Ever Leaving the Classroom

If you want your students to enjoy a highly interactive educational experience, but a field trip isn’t an option, our traveling options offer great, in-person alternatives.

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

  • Complete the form below or call 404-873-3391 to contact our Ticket Sales Office for this program. You should expect to be contacted by our Ticket Sales Office within 48 hours. Thank you!