Hours & Ticket Prices

Box Office, Museum & Museum Store Hours

Our ticket office, museum, and store are open Tuesday through Sunday. Museum entry ends at 4:30 p.m. See event details for extended hours and holiday closures.

Cashless Payment
The Ticket Sales Office at the Center for Puppetry Arts is CASHLESS to help mitigate hand-to-hand contact. Please be prepared to pay by card ONLY. We do allow groups to pay by check or with a credit card.

Summer 2024 Hours
Ticket Office
Mondays : CLOSED

Tuesdays- Sundays: 9am-5pm
Mondays: CLOSED

Tuesdays- Sundays: 9am-5pm

Last Admission: 4:30pm
Museum Store
Mondays: CLOSED

Tuesdays- Sundays: 9am-5pm
Special Events
Some events are held after hours and include extended museum hours. See event details for hours on those nights.


The Center for Puppetry Arts will be closed to the public on the following days:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

*Please note, the Center for Puppetry Arts will be closed to the public the week of December 30, 2024 – January 5, 2025.

Family Series Pricing

Adults and children ages two and up must have a ticket. Children under age two are free. Our Ticket Sales Office is open Tuesday-Sunday to answer questions and to schedule your visit. Call 404.873.3391.

ALL INCLUSIVE TICKET – Includes Performance, all Museum galleries & Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ – FREE for children under 2 years oldVARIESVARIES (See individual show)
MUSEUM ONLY TICKET — Visit the museum, including our Jim Henson, Global & Special galleries. Adults $16.50, Seniors 55+ are $14.50, Children ages 2-12 are $12.50, FREE for children under 2 years oldFREE$16.50
MUSEUM GUIDED TOURS WHEN AVAILABLECall 404.873.3391 for Museum Tour PricingCall 404.873.3391 for Museum Tour Pricing

Group Prices

Pricing is per person and applies to groups of 20 or more. All dates, prices, and times are subject to change and seats are subject to availability.
NOTE: Prices vary and may be increased for select performances including *Signature Performances and Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

Call the Ticket Office at 404.873.3391 to get pricing and schedule.

*Signature Performances are Sesame Street the Musical, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™, and The Ghastly Dreadfuls

Family Series Performances | Only Includes Show Admission$8.75$12.50
Museum Admission Only (Self-Guided)$4.75$12.00
— OR — Museum Admission with Guided TourContact Ticket Sales for PricingContact Ticket Sales for Pricing
Create-a-Puppet Workshop at the Center$4.75$5.75
— OR — Create-a-Puppet To-Go Kit$4.00$4.75
Group- Title IGroup- SchoolGroup- Other
Family Series – Tue- Fri$6.75$8.75$12.50
Family Series – Sat- Sun$6.75$8.75$15.00
Family Series Preview$6.75$7.75$11.50
Cat in the Hat (Tue-Fri)$6.75$8.75$15.00
Cat in the Hat (Sat-Sun)$6.75$8.75$15.00
Group- Title I
Group- School
Group- Other

Please call 404-881-5151 for Birthday Party prices

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Ticket Sales Office is open seven days a week to answer your questions and facilitate ticket orders. Keep in mind that questions should be asked well in advance of your intended trip date.

Do you offer student or industry discounts?

Yes — on workshops! Students can get a $5.00 discount on all Explore Puppetry workshops with a current student ID. And industry professionals can take $5.00 popular workshops if they are members of ACPA (Atlanta Performs, a.k.a. Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts), AEA (Actors Equity Association), APG (Atlanta Puppetry Guild), Atlanta Fringe Festival button holders, C4 Atlanta, DGA (Directors Guild of America), GAPTA (Georgia Professional Ticketing Organization), P of A (Puppeteers of America), SAG (Screen Actors’ Guild), TCG (Theatre Communications Group) or UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionette).

Can I get a performance-only ticket?

Nope. We want all young visitors to enjoy the full puppetry experience! Also, once you come into the facility to see a show, how could you not wander the museum or stop by the puppet building lab? Our all-inclusive tickets make your experience more memorable.

What can I do if I cannot attend on the scheduled date?

Please notify the Ticket Sales office at 404-873-3391. Exchanges are subject to availability and price increase. Tickets are non-refundable.

How do I redeem a ticket voucher or raincheck?

If you are planning to use rainchecks or vouchers to pay for some of your tickets, let the Ticket Office know at least 72 hours in advance so they can help you redeem them. Remember: vouchers and rainchecks cannot be redeemed online!

*Please note, raincheck vouchers are not eligible for Signature Performance Shows including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Ghastly Dreadfuls, & Sesame Street the Musical.

Why do some shows list a higher ticket price than you’ve shown?

Some of our most popular shows like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer may have higher prices on certain days and times. Always be sure to check your show detail page for current pricing. All prices are subject to change.


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

Educational & Hands-on

I love the educational plus the hands-on aspects of this program. The presenter engages the students, asks lots of questions and gets the students to repeat after him.

3rd Grade Teacher, Black Mountain Elementary, Canada

The Best Field Trip Ever

Dear Puppetry Center, Thank you for that puppet show. My favorite part was making the puppets. I really love watching the Billy Goats Gruff and other tales. You people made this the best field trip I ever had.

Kevonna, a student

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