FREE Family Fun: Fulton County Free Museum Saturday at Center for Puppetry Arts & The Body Detective Review

Atlanta With Kid: The Body Detective Center for Pupptery Arts
Photo Credit: Kathryn Kolb, Courtesy of Center for Puppetry Arts

Good news for Fulton County residents this year. The Center for Puppetry Arts offers free admission for the Fulton county residents for first Saturday of the month starting on Jan 8th, 2011. Download the application here and fill out the form to redeem your ticket on the dates listed in the form.

Guidelines:

  • Only Fulton County residents and students, as well as Fulton County Government employees, are eligible for the free admission/discount. Non-eligible friends and family are not included.
  • An ID is required to establish residency. This can be a Georgia driver’s license or ID with a county code of 60, a student ID from a Fulton County based school (GA State, GA TECH, SCAD, etc), or a Fulton County employee ID card. Other proof of residence may be considered at the discretion of the ticket sales office.
  • Only museum admission is free. Performances and workshops are not included.
  • Eligible participants may purchase an all-inclusive ticket for a performance and workshop on the free museum day at a 25% discount.
  • Tickets are available to walk-ups only and are subject to availability. Some restrictions may apply.

Atlanta With Kid: Free Saturday Center for Puppetry Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts Free Museum Saturday Information:

Place: Center for Puppetry Arts

Date: February 5th, 2011 (Saturday)

Cost: Free for Fulton county residents

Atlanta With Kid: The Body Detective Review @ Center for Puppetry Arts
Photo Credit: Kathryn Kolb, Courtesy of Center for Puppetry Arts

The Body Detective Performance Review

A few weeks ago, we were invited by the Center for Puppetry Arts to attend the first performance of 2011 season – The Body Detective. This was the first time I visited the Center for Puppetry Arts let alone watched the performance. So I didn’t know what to expect.. Alright, I was expecting a small puppet show with a guy behind a big box.

Boy, how wrong was I! The Body Detective is a musical performance & puppet show rolled into one that both entertaining and educational at the same time. Created by Jon Ludwig who fascinated with the mysteries of the human body and how they would lend themselves to a film noir-esque puppet who-dunnit.

The show started as a mystery of one detective who was assigned a job. He took us on a journey through our body that both fun and engaging. I have to admit that I did learn something new as well. With the great combination of musical performance, acting and puppet show, this 1 hour long show will keep the whole family on their seat.

What I like most about the show was actually at the end of the performance where they came out and show you how each of the character comes to life!

After the show, you can check out the museum and go up to the workshop to build your own puppet!

The Body Detective Information:

Date: February 1–March 13, 2011

Time: Tuesday-Friday @ 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturday @ 12 & 2 p.m.; Sunday @ 2 p.m.

Cost: $16

Disclosure: Our tickets to the Body Detective were complimentary by the Center for Puppetry Arts. We will never write about anything we don’t enjoy ourselves. Plus they didn’t ask us to write or express any kind of opinion.

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