Become a Member

Membership at the Center for Puppetry Arts– Membership contributions make it possible for the Center to offer creative experiences for thousands of children, families, adults, students, and school teachers through arts-infused education that helps everyone explore their creativity in exciting new ways!

Know that you are part of an incredible community of people who are ensuring the future of the Center for generations to come by becoming a Member.


Why Become a Member?

Puppetry is for everyone. Your annual membership to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum plays a vital role in fulfilling the Center’s mission to inspire imagination, education, and community through the global art of puppetry.

With over 4,000 artifacts in its collection, you’ll want to return to the Museum throughout the year to see new pieces as they rotate through our two permanent galleries. Your support will help us spotlight contemporary artists, examine pieces crafted for the Center’s theatrical productions, and explore the connections between puppetry, history, and art with our temporary special exhibitions and “pop-up” exhibits. Your philanthropic gift could enable our efforts to preserve and protect the Museum’s irreplaceable artifacts, to procure new pieces through our Acquisition Fund, or to present a variety of programming that draws on the history, creativity, cultural traditions, and innovations embedded in our collection. Through your membership, you’ll join a community of supporters helping to ensure the future of the Center for generations to come!

Please contact Membership at 404-881-5151 or call our Ticket Sales Office at 404-873-3391.

Membership Perks

FREE Worlds of Puppetry Museum access

Unlimited FREE admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum which includes the following galleries:

  • Jim Henson Collection
  • Global Collection
  • Special Museum Exhibitions
  • Pop-Up Exhibitions

FREE Special Exhibitions Previews

Enjoy previews of Special Museum Exhibitions before the public!

  • Puppetry NOW featuring Poncili Creación: July 6th -October 29th, 2023
  • Festive Features: November 7th 2023-December 31st 2023
  • Puppetry NOW 2024
  • Down In Fraggle Rock: May 14th – November 3rd, 2024

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FREE Mainstage Productions Previews

Upcoming Member-Only Previews$200 value!

  • Charlotte’s Web – Saturday, April 1st at 10 am
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Saturday, November 4th at 10 am
  • Stellaluna – Saturday, March 30th 2024 at 10 am

FREE Online Puppet Playdates

Online Puppet Playdate$90 Value!

Enjoy free access every 3rd Saturday of each month

DISCOUNT on Film Series Tickets

Admission includes a special Create-A-Puppet-Workshop™ To-Go-Kit themed with each film and admission to our Worlds of Puppetry Museum.

  • Ghostbusters – April 15th, 2023 at 3:00 PM
  • Labyrinth – May 6th, 2023 at 3:00 PM
  • Corpse Bride – July 15th 2023 at 3:00 PM
  • Child’s Play – October 21st 2023 at 3:00 PM
  • Jurassic Park – January 13th 2024 at 3:00 PM

DISCOUNT on Puppet Summer Camp

Members at the Family level and above receive $50 off!

Learn more about Puppet Summer Camp

DISCOUNT for Monster Mash

$20 for Members!

Put on your silliest, scariest costumes to celebrate our 4th annual Monster Mash!
It’s a puppetry smash!

The Center’s Love Family Atrium will be transformed into a Halloween dance party complete with trick-or-treating in the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, a special kid’s DJ, and other fun Halloween-themed activities throughout the Center.

And much more…

  • $100 off rental fees for Birthday Parties
  • 10% discount on all Gift Shop purchases
  • Handling fee waived for online ticket purchases
  • All memberships are fully tax-deductible
  • Opportunity to double your contribution with a corporate matching gift
  • A deep appreciation for supporting puppetry arts
  • Additional benefits available for higher membership levels

Kermit, Crow T. Robot, Aughra puppets

Membership Levels

Unlimited FREE admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum257999
Invitation to special Member Only events✔︎✔︎✔︎✔︎✔︎✔︎
Acknowledgment in the Annual Report✔︎✔︎✔︎
Acknowledgment in annual Contributor’s List displayed in the Center lobby✔︎✔︎
Free subscription to Puppetry International magazine✔︎
Executive Tour of the Center with Executive Director, Beth Schiavo✔︎
1 free Family level Gift Membership✔︎
DUAL $75

Upcoming Member Discounted Events

Click here to check out our past Member-Only events!

Important Info for Members

Learn more about how to purchase your Member tickets online, ensure priority seating and even how to buy gift memberships so you can share the experience with loved ones throughout the year.
Purchasing Online
To see discounted tickets, log in to purchase Member pricing for special events. Discounts do not apply to performances. If using vouchers, call or visit our Ticket Sales Office.
Museum Tickets
There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. Members enjoy FREE admission to both our Jim Henson Collection and our Global Gallery!
Gift Memberships
Love visiting the Center for Puppetry Arts? Share your love of the Center with others by buying and giving them an annual gift membership. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
Matching Gifts
If your company offers a donation matching program, contact the Membership Office. We’ll help ensure that your matching gift is processed correctly.

All Memberships at the Center for Puppetry Arts are valid for one year from the month of purchase. For groups of ten (10) or more, group rates apply. Center for Puppetry Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and as such a portion of your Membership contribution may be tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Any tax deduction is limited to the excess of the contribution over the fair market value of any items received in exchange for the donation. All benefits are subject to change. All events are subject to availability.

*A Center event includes activities such as performances, movie screenings, workshops, Museum admission and tours, and special programming. The number of Member tickets you can access to each instance of each individual event (whether free or discounted) is limited based on the level of Membership.

Hear From Our Visitors!

Thanks to Your Field Trip Donations

Without the…school discount you provided, I’m pretty sure very few of our parents could afford for their child to go. We’re very appreciative. Today was the first time most (if not all) of our students have been to the Center and they all want to go back!

Kindergarten Teacher, Birney Elementary School


I’m 71 years old and my whole life I’ve loved puppets. I was very excited when I retired here to learn that the Center for Puppetry Arts is just an hour drive away. I’ve enjoyed the shows there and enjoyed the museum exhibits. My son took me and his family there for my birthday several years ago before I became a member. My grandchildren, who are in their 20s, were amazed to see your production of Rudolph. It’s like a Broadway show!

Christine Holland, Guest


Thank you so much for the amazing experience…. We’re so impressed with the Center for Puppetry Arts’ level of commitment toward making the experience enjoyable for all students.

Michelle, The Lionheart School

  • 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!