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Winter Hours
Wed, Thurs, Friday:
10am & 11:30am
Sat/Sun: 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

Summer Hours
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Wed Thru Sunday:
11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

General Admission: $5.50
Seniors/Military $4.50
Children Under Two Are Free
Group discounts for groups of 10 or more

Group Prices:
Groups of 10 to 25 paying customers get a 10% discount
Groups of 25 or more paying customers get a 20% discount

Winter Hours in Effect
Wed.,Thurs., Fri.10am & 11:30am
Sat. & Sun. 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

photoApril 9 - 13

Animals, Animals, Animals

Three short animal stories including: How Much is that Doggie in the Window and The Rock and Roll Rabbit.
Variety of Puppets                                                         
Big Joe Productions

photoApril 16– 20
Open Easter Day – April 20th

Peter Rabbit

The mischievous vegetarian rabbit finds big trouble in Mr. McGregor's garden.
Hand Puppets
Weaver's Tales

photoApril 23 - 27

Whispers of the Forest

Gamoola the Great Tree is in danger of the wood cutter's ax. Will his animal friends be able to save him?
Larger than life puppets                             
Julie's Puppet Creations
Earth Day is April 27th

photoApril 30th - May 4 & May 7 - 11

Goldilocks and The Three Little Bunnies

Oh no! Goldilocks gets lost and stumbles into the Bunny House where she discovers contrasts: big, bigger, biggest, Hot/cold and hard/soft.
Full stage marionette production                              
Big Joe Productions

photoMay 14 -May 18


A magical trickster helps the miller's daughter with the impossible task of spinning straw into gold for a terrible price. The jester saves the day.
Hand puppets                                                              
Weaver's Tales

photoMay 21 – May 26

Two Frog Stories and a Spider Song

3 Shows on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

"I'm a wide mouth frog and I eat flies," claims the wide mouth frog in this funny story. In Princess Elena's Golden Ball, frog finds the lost ball in the well, but a playful dog gets the credit.
Hand puppets/Ventriloquism                             
Theatre Kids Workshop

Summer Schedule in Effect from Memorial Day to Labor Day
11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

photoTwo Frog Stories and a Spider Song

May 28 - June 1

“I’m a wide mouth frog and I eat flies,” claims the wide mouth frog in this funny story. In Princess Elena’s Golden Ball, Frog finds the lost ball in the well, but a playful dog gets the credit.

Hand puppets/ventriloquism - Eva Kvaas – Theatre Kids Workshop

photoThe Three Pigs and Other Funny Stories

June 4 - June 8

Hurray! The three little pigs defeat the big bad wolf and he goes away hungry. His luck goes from bad to worse as he searches fairy tale land for a free meal.

Hand puppets – Millie Patterson’s Weavers Tales


June 11 - June 15 & June 18 - June 22    

A beautiful girl is trapped in a high tower by a vengeful sorcerer. Will she ever escape? Will she find love? Will she ever get a haircut? Come and find out in this comedic take on this Grimm’s classic tale.

Hand Puppets - Gaston’s Puppet Show

photoPrincess Phoebe’s Birthday Present

June 25 - June 29  

The evil wizard has stolen the present Princess Phoebe received from her father. She must overcome her fears and enter the cold, dark forest to retrieve the gift. Will she succeed?

Marionettes - Big Joe Productions

photoSomething’s Fishy

July 2- July 6

Curious Little Garibaldi does not want to swim with the other fish and finds trouble until Mama Mia rescues him from the jaws of a lazy, hungry whale.

Large format puppets - Millie Patterson and Crew

photoCircus Hilarious
*Back after 3 years*

July 9 - July 13 

Keep your eyes on the center ring in this unique celebration of circus traditions where friendship is the true path to fame and fortune.

Life-size puppets and shadow theater - Animal Cracker Conspiracy

photoThe Crane Maiden

July 16 - July 20

The kindness of a poor fisherman is repaid by a magical bird in an anime inspired take on a classic Japanese folk tale.

Large scale puppets - Millie and Alison Patterson

photoPirate Paul

July 23 - July 27 

Ship ahoy, mates! In his search for the treasure of Balboa Park, Pirate Paul finds true love with Hula Helene.
Full stage production features a six foot pirate ship.

Marionettes - Big Joe Productions

photoGiddy Goat

July 30- August 3

(Based on the book by Jamie Rix)  Being a mountain goat is no fun when you are afraid of heights. Come help Giddy overcome his fear and gain a friend along the way.

Muppet style puppets - Zacker’s Puppets

photoThe Little Mermaid
New Show!

August 6 - August 10 & August 13-August 17

Life in a coral reef can be boring. Land is the place to be, or so believes this little mermaid! Life
is turned upside down for the mermaid and her human prince in this under-water spectacle.

Full stage black light show - Julie's Puppet Creations

photoKing Midas

August 20 - August 24

The king has everything he wants, or does he? When everything he touches turns to gold, including his beloved daughter, the king is very sad.

Hand puppets - Big Joe Productions

photoReally Hot Jungle Show

August 27 - September 1
3 Shows on Monday - Labor Day   

This charming hand puppet variety show includes Aesop’s fable, The Lion and the Mouse, and African tale,  Who is in Rabbit’s House?

Hand puppets - Puppet Express & Theater Kids Workshop Production


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