Puppetry Arts Institute
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11025 E. Winner Road
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: 816-833-9777
Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun.-Mon., by appointment.

The Puppetry Art Institute is a full-service museum, theater and puppetry center which includes daily workshops, monthly puppet shows, puppet repairs and demonstrations by professional puppeteers. Our Mission: To preserve and promote puppetry through education and entertainment for all ages.

The museum includes rotating exhibits and permanent collections. Museum admission: $3; younger than 16, $1.50.

The gift shop sells different styles of puppets and marionettes, toys and professional puppets, puppet-related merchandise, and puppet parts.


Our create-a-puppet workshop occurs daily, and is a great trip for school or homeschool groups, girl and boy scouts, family outings, seniors, birthday parties or artists. The workshops cost $6.00 per puppet, and the end result is a high quality hand puppet, customized by each visitor. Guests are encouraged to try out their new puppet on a professional hand puppet stage with spotlights and curtains. Marionette workshops are also available, but reservations must be made ahead of time. The cost of a marionette workshop is $25. The workshop fees also include admission to the museum.

Visit our website or call for details, more workshop information and performance schedules.

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    • open year-round
    • gift / souvenir shop
    FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    SMOKING POLICY
    • No Smoking
    SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
    • All ages
    PET POLICY
    • service animals welcome
    • pets are not allowed
    RATES
    • less than $10
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