Plan Your Field Trip
Everything You Need to Plan for Your Group Experience
School groups of 10 or more — including public, private, Title 1 or religious schools, daycares, and home educators — can get special discounts. Special group discount rates apply to other groups of 10 or more as well.
Field trips must be arranged by calling our Ticket Sales Office at 404-873-3391. We are available Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, and Sun 12noon-5pm to answer your filled trip questions and facilitate your order. Advance purchase is highly recommended.
Field Trip Pricing Sheet
This pricing applies to groups of 10 or more. All dates, prices and time are subject to change and seats are subject to availability. NOTE: Prices vary and could go up by $4 or more for select performances including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
|SCHOOL GROUPS (PRE-K-12TH)||NON-SCHOOL GROUPS WITH 10 OR MORE|
|Family Series Performances | Only Includes Show Admission||$8.50||$12.50|
|Museum Admission (Self-Guided)||$4.50||$8.50|
|— OR — Museum Admission with Guided Tour||Call for Pricing||Call for Pricing|
|Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ at the Center||$4.75||$5.75|
|— OR — Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit||$4.00||$4.75|
|Family Series Performances | Only Includes Show Admission||$8.50|
|Museum Admission (Self-Guided)||$4.50|
|— OR — Museum Admission with Guided Tour||Call for Pricing|
|Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ at the Center||$4.75|
|— OR — Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit||$4.00|
|Family Series Performances | Only Includes Show Admission||$12.50|
|Museum Admission (Self-Guided)||$8.50|
|— OR — Museum Admission with Guided Tour||Call for Pricing|
|Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ at the Center||$5.75|
|— OR — Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit||$4.75|
Sample Weekday Morning Group Schedule
|12:30pm||Worlds of Puppetry Museum|
We have the flexibility and can help you schedule any or all of the above activities. Give us a call today!
Prepare for Your Visit
Before You Book
Important Tips for Field Trips
- Many events sell out early. Advance purchase is HIGHLY recommended.
- Arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your first event to allow time for parking, check-in, bathroom breaks and seating.
- Everyone two and up needs a ticket.
- The center does not issue refunds on unused tickets, but can issue rainchecks.
- To best accommodate persons with disabilities, please notify the Ticket Sales Office in advance.
Be Prepared Before Calling the Ticket Office
- To schedule, call 404.873.3391. Our Ticket Office is open Tuesday-Sunday.
- Be prepared with which activities you want to book, the date and time you wish to attend and the number of seats needed.
- Title 1 schools must provide a copy of their certification to receive our Title 1 rate.
- Theater and classroom sizes vary. Large groups may be broken into segments.
- All who enter, including chaperones and bus drivers, must have a ticket.
Arrivals & Facilities
If You’re Bringing Lunch, Don’t Forget to Reserve the Lunchroom
- ARRIVAL: We suggest that you arrive 30 minutes before your first activity.
- PARKING: Free parking is limited. Tell the center if you are bringing buses.
- PLAYGROUND: Stretch your legs if weather permits. Adults supervision required.
- LUNCHROOM: Bringing lunches? Reserve the lunchroom in advance (limit 150). Free for groups who book at least two activities; subject to availability.
Payment Is Due Approximately 4 Weeks Before Your Visit
- CONFIRMATION: After, booking, you’ll get a Confirmation that you must SIGN AND SEND to the Ticket Office. If you do not get a Confirmation in 2 business days, call the office at 404-873-3391.
- PAYMENT: Confirmations include a Payment Due Date roughly 4 weeks before your visit. If you schedule less than 4 weeks ahead, a date will be assigned. The Ticket Office reserves the right to cancel reservations if you do not respond to calls concerning a late payment or have not made a payment agreement.
Verify Head Counts Ahead of Time to Avoid Issues
- CHECK-IN: The group leader must check in at the Ticket Office, giving a count of all children and adults. If there are more people than seats reserved, we will sell you extra seats if possible. Group tickets are not refundable. Rainchecks will be issues for tickets not used.
- TAX EXEMPT GROUPS: You must provide a letter from the Georgia Dept. of Revenue Sales and U.S. Tax Division certifying the tax exemption. Orders not accompanied by this tax-exempt letter will be returned for complete payment.
Come in the Morning for Shows & Workshops
- Event times are subject to change. Check puppet.org for times on your visit date.
- A sample weekday morning schedule: Performance at 10 am, Lunchroom at 11 am, Create-A-Puppet Workshop or Museum Guided Tour at 12 pm.
- A sample weekday afternoon schedule: your choice of 2pm or 4pm Museum Guided Tour. Note: self-guided museum entry is available daily, Tuesday through Sunday.
Frequently Asked Field Trip Questions
Our Ticket Sales Office is open Tuesday-Sunday to answer your questions and facilitate your field trip order. Keep in mind that questions should be asked well in advance of your intended trip date.
All three areas of programming at the Center for Puppetry Arts (performance, workshops, and Museum) support educational standards across the curriculum. Completing your field trip rationale form is easy. Visit our Educator Resources page for information and assistance.
Of course! We believe all students should be able to enjoy the wonders of puppetry. To best accommodate persons with disabilities, please notify the Ticket Sales Office in advance so that we may be of assistance.
When you call to schedule, make sure you have first and second choices for dates and times in case your first choice is unavailable. Be sure to check your organization’s calendar to avoid conflicts with holidays, testing, etc. If no date is available, ask about our Digital Learn options.
School dates fill up very early, so we strongly suggest that you reserve no later than 1-2 months out from your preferred date. However, from time to time, space may become available, so please call and check with the Ticket Sales Office.
If you are planning to use rainchecks or vouchers for pay for some of your field trip spots, let the Ticket Office know at the time of booking. If it is for a later date, not a large group, contact the Ticket Sales Office at least 72 hours in advance to redeem your vouchers/rainchecks. Remember: vouchers/rainchecks cannot be redeemed online!
The Center for Puppetry Arts is proud to announce the next slate of sensory-friendly programming to occur during its 2018-19 season. These modifications of the Center’s regular programming will allow guests with Autism Spectrum Disorder to experience sensory-friendly Family Series performances, Create-A-Puppet Workshops, and the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. Guests will be welcomed by staff members who have been trained in interactions with patrons with ASD.
Performance alterations include theater lights dimmed down but not out, consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack, freedom for children to talk and to leave their seat if necessary, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained beverages and snacks (peanut-free snacks). Create-A-Puppet Workshop classrooms will be brighter, quieter, and feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs. This modified programming also extends to include our expanded Museum, where lighting will be adjusted and specialized educational activities (such as touch tables and guided storytelling) will be integrated. Fidget toys, social stories, sound-reducing headphone, and sunglasses are also available.
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
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
My children are low-income and not exposed to many things. A program like this [Digital Learning] gives them the opportunity to build a puppet and tell the story with it. They wouldn’t be able to do this otherwise.
1st grade teacher, Hoover Elementary in Wayne, MI