We hope you can visit us and tour our museum. Our main room features changing puppetry exhibits, and our special museum rooms are listed below. Admission is free, and our exhibit rooms and displays are open during our regular business hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a. m. – 4 p. m. For group tours, contact us at 816-833-9777 or by email at [email protected].
The Hazelle Rollins Museum at Puppetry Arts Institute
Puppetry Arts Institute is the only museum dedicated to Hazelle Rollins and her puppets. Hazelle was a Kansas City area businesswoman who created Hazelle, Inc., the internationally recognized puppet manufacturing company. Her factory was located in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1934-1985. Our Hazelle exhibit features examples of her marionettes, hand puppets, finger puppets, and parts used in the creation of her puppets. This display shares Hazelle’s story, and showcases her signature marionette and hand puppet styles.
Click here for a biography and more information about Hazelle, and the story of how she created her puppets and marionettes: