An Experience Unlike Anything Else in the World

Get ready to rethink everything you know about puppets and puppeteers. Our live shows, workshops, exhibits, and movies will have you feeling like a kid again.

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A brand new production based on the beloved children’s book by author/illustrator Janell Cannon.

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Scissors in Hand: The Silhouette Animation of Lotte Reiniger

A compilation of stop motion short films from the mast of silhouette animation, Lotte Reniger!

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Wiggle Wednesdays for Toddlers

Sing, move, and play with developmentally appropriate activities for our littlest puppeteers in training!

Today’s Events

Friday February 28, 2020

Visitors Guide

Things to Know Before You Visit


All of Our Ticket Levels Include Museum Entry
  • Prices start at $12.50
  • If you’re coming for a workshop, show or film, your museum entry is free. So come early and enjoy it!
  • Kids under 2 are free.
  • Add a guided museum tour to any ticket for just $4 more.
  • Members get into our museum and movie screenings free.

Fun for Adults

The Center for Puppetry Arts Isn’t Just for Kids Anymore
  • Come to Puppets & Pints if you want music, dancing, drinks and (of course) puppets!
  • We offer multiple puppet shows each year for adults, including our highly popular show “The Ghastly Dreadfuls”
  • Plan ahead for our annual Dragon Con Masquerade Ball.


We Offer So Much More than a Museum and a Gift Shop
  • The art of puppetry lends itself to interactivity and innovation. That’s why we’re proud to offer additional experiences like puppet shows, guided tours and puppet-related movie events.
  • Unable to come to the Center? Ask about our digital offerings. Our award-winning Digital Learning program can bring tours, puppet shows and more to you!

Member Perks

Become a Member to Attend Films and Special Events for Free
  • Thinking of becoming a member? It’s worth the perks!
  • All members get into our museum and film series for free!
  • Only members can have birthday parties at the center.
  • Not only do members get discounts on show tickets, they also get priority seating!
School Groups

Great Options for Educators

Come to Us

Plan the Ultimate Field Trip with Museum Tours & Workshops

All three areas of programming at the Center for Puppetry Arts (performances, workshops and museum) support educational standards across the curriculum. Even better, school groups, including home school and day care groups, can enjoy exclusive discounts. See for yourself why educators keep coming back!

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 virtual and traveling options offer great alternatives. Through video conferencing and downloadable guides, we can bring the education and wonder of Center for Puppetry Arts to your classroom.

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

Yee Charitable Fund