There’s a new way to experience the U.S.’s biggest organization dedicated to the puppet art form.
The Center for Puppetry Arts announced today an effort to make enjoying the spring a safe one. The Multi-Event Flex Pass will allow visitors to use a more flexible, cost-effective way to enjoy the museum’s events. Each ticket includes performances and admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum and a Create-A-Puppet Workshop. You can use the pass for all on-site live programming along with certain virtual programs.
The Multi-Event Flex Pass has several different pricing scenarios available; there is no standard price for each of them. A four-show flex pass is 25% off, a three-show pass is 20% off and you can get a two-show flex pass for 15% off. Visit The Center’s website for details.
Additionally, there are several new offerings from the Spring Series, which runs from April to May.
“As winner of the ‘Best of Atlanta in Edutainment,’ the Center for Puppetry Arts is thrilled to be offering on-site and online programming to celebrate the Spring season with all of our supporters in the community,” executive director Beth Schiavo said in a press release.
Kicking off the set of events April 2-11 is “Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff,” puppet show that mixes several fairytale favorites. Then, from April 16-25 “The Reluctant Dragon” puts on a production adapting Kenneth Grahame’s classic about what friendship really means. The “Big Bad Little Red Pig Show,” which runs from April 30 to May 9, fuses the “Three Little Pigs” and “Little Red Riding Hood.” Rounding out the puppet shows is “Pinocchio.” The May 14-23 show will be a unique retelling of the classic story where a puppet won’t be the only thing that springs to life.
There will also be several Create-A-Puppet Workshops, which will accompany the shows. They include Giddy Goat Hand Puppet and Creaking Cricket Rod Puppet.
Special events will take place too, including a free International Puppetry Presentation to launch the celebration of World Puppetry Day Friday, March 19. You can join the stream on Facebook Live at 4 p.m. The next day, stop by the museum to glimpse Puppet POW! videos and prepare to engage in a digital scavenger hunt at the museum where prizes are up for grabs.
That’s not all. The Center will mark Mother’s Day on May 9 with a special “Mother’s Day at the Museum” event where “mom-osas” will be available for purchase.
As with many local attractions, COVID-19 protocols are in place to ensure the safety of guests and staff. Among them are masks being required for the duration of your visit and increased frequency of sanitizing and deep cleaning. Visit the website for more information.