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.

June 7-25

Avanti Da Vinci (Ages 16+)

Avanti Da Vinci returns to the stage after a 17-year hiatus! This farcical melodrama explores Da Vinci’s secret alter ego as the “Renaissance Man,” defender of truth, justice, and the Italian way.

Da Vinci, an unassuming artist by day, transforms into a formidable, crime-fighting winged avenger by night to foil the ill-fated schemes of one of the most nefarious and wicked families of the Italian Renaissance.

June 5th-july 28th

Puppet Summer Camp

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.

Avanti Da Vinci Returns to the Stage!

Avanti Da Vinci

June 7-25

After a 17-year hiatus, Center original Avanti Da Vinci returns to the stage!

Leonardo Da Vinci: Painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, and architect by day. Caped crusader by night.

This farcical melodrama explores DaVinci as a masked crime fighter using his inventions as machines to save his city. Unknown to many before now, Da Vinci dons the disguise of “Renaissance Man,” a defender of truth, justice, and the Italian way. Ages 16+ only.

Today’s Events

Saturday June 3, 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 not eligible to be vaccinated.
  • 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

Distance 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.

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