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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.

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Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm

Monday: Closed

Please note: From July 2 through July 13, 2018, Ballard Institute staff will be installing our new exhibitions Spiffy Pictures: Adventures in Television Animation and Frank Ballard into the 80s.  While the main galleries at the Ballard Institute will be closed during this process, the museum will remain open during normal business hours, and The World of Puppetry: From the Collections of the Ballard Institute will be on display in the lobby.

We  invite you to join us for the grand opening of Spiffy Pictures: Adventures in Television Animation and Frank Ballard into the 80s on July 14 at the Ballard Institute. The opening events will include refreshments at noon and a free tour at 12:30 p.m.

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Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
1 Royce Circle, Suite 101B
Storrs, CT 06268


The Ballard Institute has a suggested donation of $5 per person, but we encourage you to pay as you wish.