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Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry

Category: Museums & Galleries
Address:
1 Royce Circle
Ste. 101B
Storrs, 06268
Highway Access: (I-84 Ex. 68)
Description:

The University of Connecticut's Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, is one of America’s hidden treasures -- an exhibition, performance, workshop, and information center about the wide world of puppetry, its global roots and its exciting possibilities for the 21st century.  The Ballard Institute includes a superb collection of more than 2,500 puppets from all over the world; an archive of books, manuscripts, posters, drawings, audio-visual materials and photographs all covering the history of puppetry, including the Puppeteers of America Audio-Visual Collection. The museum curates and produces exhibitions of puppetry, both at the museum and for touring across the United States, and offers regular puppet performances, workshops, forums, and scholarly events, as well as museum tours.  The Ballard Institute is proud to be Connecticut's State Puppet Museum.

Phone: (860) 486-8580
FAX:
Website: http://www.bimp.uconn.edu
Email: bimp@uconn.edu
Attraction Rate: Free, donations accepted.
Dates of Operation:
Hours: Tue.-Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Handicap Accessible: yes
Tourtime: 45 minutes
 
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