Spend a day to the Center for Puppetry Arts!
Discover Puppetry…. Discover other worlds!
The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure – a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. The center itself is offers a 3 opportunities to experience the magical world of puppetry: a museum, performances and educational opportunities.
Museum – The collection began in 1978 with 150 loaned puppets has grown to over 2,000 puppets, 1,000 posters, and a full library documenting the history of puppetry around the world. The museum states their intent as introducing visitors to the diversity and universality of the art of puppetry, and thus the humanity behind it. You can view some of their collection online here.
Performances – The Center presents a wide array of puppetry for the entire family and for adults, including original adaptations of classic stories, new works and innovative shows by the Center’s company and American and international artists. The current season schedule is available at here.
Educational opportunities – There are a wide variety of educational opportunities offered as stand alone or in conjunction with performances. There are Create-A-Puppet workshops, camps, Discover Days to celebrate puppetry from specific cultures. View these opportunities here.
The library is thrilled to partner with the Center for Puppetry Arts in offering our patrons the opportunity to experience all that they have to offer. Each of the Houston County Public Libraries, as well as the other Georgia Pines Libraries, offers a Georgia Public Libraries Passport to Puppetry. Each passport may be checked out for up to 7 days. The passport grants admission for four to the museum. Patrons also receive the opportunity to add a performance and enjoy a Create-A-Puppet Workshop for 25% off the regular price!
The Center for Puppetry Arts & Georgia PINES Libraries invite you to travel from the page to the stage.
Discover puppetry… discover literature.