Meet the Muppets at the Center for Puppetry Arts

Center For Puppetry Arts
See Kermit the Frog at the Worlds of Puppetry Museum

Photograph courtesy of Center for Puppetry Arts

When Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog cut the ribbon in 1978, the former Spring Street Elementary School had only one exhibition and a few shows devoted to puppets. Nearly 40 years later, the Midtown space has grown to be the largest nonprofit puppetry theater in the country. Bring the kids for one of the daily puppet shows, featuring fairytales to local fave Pete the Cat. There are also adults-only productions throughout the year such as Halloween cult classic The Ghastly Dreadfuls. Explore the newly built 7,500-square-foot Worlds of Puppetry Museum, where you can see selections from the center’s 3,000-plus international puppet collection—from Vietnamese water puppets to Broadway showstoppers like The Lion King—and the 500 pieces the Henson family donated, including Rowlf the Dog and a whole band of Fraggles. Even try your hand at puppeteering on the shadow puppet wall. 1404 Spring Street, 404-873-3391,

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