Hours & Ticket Prices

Box Office, Museum & Museum Store Hours

Our ticket office is open seven days a week, while our museum and store are open Thursday through Sunday. Museum entry ends at 4:15 p.m. See event details for extended hours and holiday closures.
Ticket Office
Mon. & Tues.: CLOSED

Wed.- Sat. 10am-4:30pm

Sundays 12pm-4:30pm
Mon.-Wed.: CLOSED

Thur.-Sat. 10am-5pm

Sundays 12pm-5pm
Museum Store
Mon.-Wed..: Closed

Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

Sundays 12-5pm
Special Events
Some events are held after hours and include extended museum hours. See event details for hours on those nights.

General Admission vs. Member Pricing

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

ALL-IN-ONE TICKET — Visit the museum, see a family-friendly show and create a puppet **all prices vary per show and are subject to change.** Please check prices for your specific event.$9.75$19.50
MUSEUM ONLY TICKET — Visit the museum, including our Jim Henson, Global & Special galleries. Adults $15.00, Seniors 55+ are $12.50, Children ages 2-12 are $10.00FREE$15.00
— ADD a Guided Tour to any experience*+ $4.00+ $4.00
— ADD a Create-a-Puppet Workshop to a Museum-only ticket*+ $4.50+ $6.50
— ADD a Create-a-Puppet To-Go Kit to a Museum-only ticket+ $4.00+ $6.00
*Note: These activities are not currently available due to COVID 19
See Group Discounts for Schools, Families and More See below

Group Ticket Prices

Pricing is per person and applies to groups of 10 or more. Program pricing is for programming beginning June 2021. All dates, prices, and times are subject to change and seats are subject to availability. NOTE: prices go up by $4 for select Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer performances.

Family Series Performances (show admission only)$7.50$11.50
Museum Admission (self-guided)$4.00$8.50
— OR — Museum with Guided Tour (Tours are currently not available due to COVID 19)$6.00$12.50
Create-a-Puppet Workshop at the Center$4.75$5.75
— OR — Create-a-Puppet To-Go Kit$4.00$4.75

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 have different group rates if our group leader has a Center for Puppetry Arts membership?

Members can use their ticket vouchers toward group tickets as long as they call the Ticket Office 72 hours or more in advance (subject to availability). Members also receive priority seating for performances when tickets are purchased at least 45 minutes prior to showtime.

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 should I do if I have to cancel my visit last minute and can’t use my tickets?

Center for Puppetry Arts does not offer refunds, but we do offer rainchecks and ticket vouchers. If you cannot use your tickets on the date intended, call the Ticket Office at 404-873-3391.

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!

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