Puppetry Arts Institute

+1-816-833-9777 pai@att.net

Senior Tea Party & Mystery Tour

Tour, Talk and Tea

Enjoy touring PAI’s many exhibit rooms before relaxing with a cup of hot tea and a slice of pie.


See puppets from around the world and learn their fascinating histories in our three display rooms:

  • International Puppet Room – featuring puppets from 6 of the 7 continents. (There are none from Antarctica because penguins never developed puppetry.)
  • Hazelle Room – dedicated to Kansas City entrepreneur Hazelle Hedges Rollins and her Hazelle Puppet Co.
  • Main Room Display – This display changes regularly – call for details.

Talk & Tea

After the tour, guests will be seated at linen covered tables where they will be served pie from Englewood’s own Home Sweet Home bakery. While enjoying their pie and hot tea, guests will be treated to an informative talk on the history of puppetry, including the types and uses of puppets. It is a great chance to see fun demonstrations and learn something new.

Additional Details

The PAI is accessible for walkers and wheelchairs (including restroom access) with free parking directly in front. The event takes approximately 90 minutes, allowing time for personal browsing, scoping out our Puppet Library, gift shop visits or a second slice of pie.

Reservations required. Minimum: 6 participants – Maximum: 24 participants, $12.50 per person.