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Home to hundreds of puppets and marionettes from around the world, including a Punch and Judy collection and puppets from the collection of Hazelle Rollins, creator and operator of the largest puppet manufacturing facility in the world, based in nearby Kansas City. Come enjoy making your own puppet and then staging an ipromptu on stage for your friends and family. Monthly puppet shows, a gift shop and puppetry resource library.


Admission: $3 adults, $1. 50 under 16, $5.00 to make a puppet
Hours: 10-4 Tues-Sat
Address: 11025 E. Winner Road
Phone: 816-833-9777

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Puppetry Arts Institute

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