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.
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.
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.
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.
Screen and Stage: Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are VIP Reception
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+
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Special Museum Exhibition
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.
Written and directed by Jon Ludwig
Musical Director S. Renee Clark
Music composed by Duke Ellington
Additional Music C… Includes: Performance. Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, and the Worlds of Puppetry Museum