We offer Puppet Museum Tours and puppetry workshops for a wide variety of ages: See below
TOURS: Groups of all ages can schedule a fun interactive 25- 45 minute tour with puppet demos and tidbits about related cultural histories. Let this eye catching array of puppets entertain you while learning to appreciate the ingenuity of other cultures. Tours are technically free, but we ask for a donation of $10- $15 if possible and this can be used toward a follow-up puppet making workshop.
Preschool groups We love preschoolers and can handle groups pf up to 20 or so in our tours. We often recommend finishing the experience with them making their own finger puppet
Boy scouts, Girl scouts, church groups and other community groups are all welcome to schedule a tour and puppet craft making session. The tours demonstrate the puppet movements movements and stories of various puppets types.
School Classes: We can tailor workshops to classroom needs and curriculum with puppet demonstrations and puppet making. Workshops can be scheduled at the World of Puppetry Museum and or provided in school classrooms with several puppet types that fit budget and theme. We average 12 to 14 school classes per year, but could accommodate more
Off site Tours: A travel kit of several of the puppet types is also available for a similarly entertaining puppet history and demo.
WORKSHOPS: We love puppet making and encouraging puppet performance.
Large group Puppet crafts include: Finger puppets, spoon puppets, shadow puppets, Stocking face hand puppets, wanna-be puppets (out of stuffed animals) scarf rod or marionette puppets, talking tube puppets, cereal box puppets, found abject puppets and our latest and new favorite: Talking water bottle puppets. Call for more detailed information.
Advance puppet making: Foam head wide mouth puppets, sculpted and cast hard or soft latex puppet heads and hands, marionettes
Stage designs: Made in a variety of shapes and sizes
SUPPLIES AND RESOURCES: We have a wide variety of puppet stages, lots of supplies, lots of puppet making ideas, and a large collection of puppets that can be loaned out.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-723-0740 for more information