Puppet Workshop

Puppet Education in the Park

At Fairyland, learning is a delightful adventure for young minds.

Get ready for new puppet experiences at Children's Fairyland! Drawing from our almost 70-year-long history in puppetry, we’re thrilled to announce a dynamic puppet education program designed to debut in our park before making its way into early childhood classrooms and learning centers, sparking a love for hands-on learning, puppet play, and storytelling.  

Thanks to the generous support of the PNC Foundation, our puppet education program is in development and is set to launch with in-park experiences in spring/summer 2024.

Coming Soon!

Hands-on Puppetry at Fairyland

Starting in spring/summer 2024, explore the world of puppetry beyond our traditional puppet show setting. Following our puppet show performances, our Puppet Education Specialist will invite children to participate, engage, and play with puppet characters while immersing themselves in the story of the season.

Puppet Workshop Field Trips 

Calling all early childhood educators! Mark your calendars for July 2024 to sign up for an interactive puppet workshop field trip. Help us shape the future of Oakland education – where every learning experience is a magical one!

Read the Press Release!

Children's Fairyland Announces New Puppet Education Program for Young Children in Oakland with Support from the PNC Foundation

Building on a 68-year-long history in puppetry and commitment to inclusive learning opportunities, Children's Fairyland begins developing a dynamic puppet education program for young children ages two to five in Oakland with generous support from the PNC Foundation. 

Oakland, CA (April 17, 2024) – Children's Fairyland, Oakland’s iconic storybook theme park and pioneer in puppetry, announces a new partnership with the PNC Foundation to bring puppet education into early childhood learning spaces in the Bay Area. With PNC’s generous support, Fairyland is developing an interactive in-park puppet program that invites children to participate, engage and play with puppet characters while immersing themselves in stories. This program lays the groundwork for implementing a puppet education program in Oakland schools and early learning centers serving children ages two to five. This partnership represents a visionary step outlined in Children's Fairyland's 2022-2025 Strategic Plan to extend the magic of puppetry and its educational benefits beyond the park’s borders and into the heart of Oakland’s communities.

> Read the full Press Release here