Brownstone Puppet Theatre and Museum at Gardner's Basin
Nancy Brownstone operates the Brownstone Puppet Theatre and Museum in Atlantic City.

Anyone with a curiosity about puppets or who remembers them fondly from their childhood will find a great deal to look at and experience at the Brownstone Puppet Theatre and Museum, which relocated from Historic Smithville to Atlantic City. The museum houses at least 100 puppets from countries that include France, England, Russia and the Czech Republic.

The smallest puppet stands 4 inches. One of the rarest puppets is also the tallest and one of the oldest, a 17th century puppet from Italy. Another rarity is a puppet from the continent of Africa, said Nancy Brownstone, the owner and operator of the puppet theatre and museum.

There are puppet shows at 2 and 4 p.m. and sometimes at 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays. The puppet show lasts anywhere between 30 to 45 minutes. The theatre is on the first floor, and the museum is on the second floor.

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If you go

Location: Historic Gardner's Basin, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City. Click here for map

Call 215-804-8102.

Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays.

Cost: Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for children. Children ages 3 and younger are free.

What moms want to know: Stroller friendly? Yes. Bathrooms? Yes.

Food on site? No.

Pack a lunch? Yes.

Play area? No.

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