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School of Fine ArtsBallard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
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The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a public research university in the U.S. state of Connecticut. UConn was founded in 1881 and is a Land Grant and Sea Grant college & member of the Space Grant Consortium. The university serves more than 30,000 students on its six campuses, including more than 8,000 graduate students in multiple programs.

Directions

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
1 Royce Circle
Mansfield, CT 06269

Off of Route 195 (Storrs Road)

1. From New Haven: Take I-91 North to Hartford, and then follow signs to get to I-84 eastbound.  Get off at Exit 68 and take Route 195 eight miles South and through the UConn campus. Turn left onto Dog Lane, and you will see a red “Puppet Museum” sign on the right–this marks the Ballard Institute. The parking lot is just past the museum on the left.

2. From Hartford: Take I-84 East to Exit 68.Get off at Exit 68 and take Route 195 eight miles South and through the UConn campus. Turn left onto Dog Lane, and you will see a red “Puppet Museum” sign on the right–this marks the Ballard Institute. The parking lot is just past the museum on the left.

3. From Boston: Take I-90 (the Mass Pike) West to Exit 9, and then take I-84 West towards Hartford. Drive twenty miles to Exit 71 (Ruby Road), and then follow Route 320 South eight miles to Route 44. Turn right on Route 44, and then drive 2 miles West to Route 195 South. Turn left onto Route 195 South and follow it four miles and through the UConn campus. Turn left onto Dog Lane, and you will see a red “Puppet Museum” sign on the right–this marks the Ballard Institute. The parking lot is just past the museum on the left.

4. From Providence: Follow Route 44 West from Providence fifty miles to its intersection with Route 195. Turn left onto Route 195 South and follow it four miles and through the UConn campus. Turn left onto Dog Lane, and you will see a red “Puppet Museum” sign on the right–this marks the Ballard Institute. The parking lot is just past the museum on the left.

5. From Willimantic: Follow Route 32 North from Willimantic eight miles, to CT-295 South Eagleville Road. Turn right CT-295 and drive about two miles to Route 195 North. In a quarter mile, turn left onto Dog Lane, and you will see a red “Puppet Museum” sign on the right–this marks the Ballard Institute. The parking lot is just past the museum on the left.