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Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry

Over 2,000 puppets from the world over. Each exhibition features a different view of the variety of styles and periods. It is the State Museum of Puppetry.

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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.

Tour time: 45 minutes


Other amenities: Dining Nearby, Gift Shop, Parking, Parking


Pricing: Free, donations accepted.

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Meeting/Event Facilities



1 Royce Circle
Ste. 101B
Storrs, CT 06268


Tue.-Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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