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Center for Puppetry Arts is hosting livestream performances for free

Guide to the Center for Puppetry Arts The Center for Puppetry Arts has shared the magic of puppetry with Atlanta families since 1978. During its first season, the Center offered a puppet exhibition, shows and workshops for the community. The center's the Worlds of Puppetry Museum honors the legacy of Jim Henson, who created the classic puppet Kermit the Frog. The Jim Henson Collection is an interactive exhibition that walks visitors through the iconic locations from Henson's life and shows off his most f

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts is closed, but as it notes on its homepage, it’s “digitally open.”

That includes livestreaming performances and an expanded lineup of digital learning activities and workshops, which are all available for free online.

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"All you need is an internet connection to join us in our Zoom room. We'll make it easy, we promise," the center says on its website.

While the performances are free to tune into, the center is asking people to consider donating.

“If you enjoy your FREE program, we ask that you consider supporting the Center for Puppetry Arts with a donation to help us through these difficult times,” a post on the center’s website reads.

A full list of online programming available from the Center for Puppetry Arts this week can be found here.

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