Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

Students can experience the joy of making things come to life, and the exciting global traditions of puppet and object performance. Enjoy puppets of all sizes and techniques, from giant parading figures to diminutive hand puppets and shadow figures. The permanent "World of Puppetry" exhibit offers an interesting cultural insight into global puppetry traditions. Tours and workshops are offered to student groups, where they can learn to build hand, rod, and shadow puppets, toy theaters, and masks, as well as learn to tell stories with these performing objects.
  
Address: 1 Royce Circle, Ste 101B, Storrs, CT 06268. Tolland County. Tel: 860-486-8580. Email: bimp@uconn.edu. Website: www.bimp.uconn.edu. Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 11AM-7PM.
 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 Hrs. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Performing Arts.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Performing Arts.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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