Discovery Theater

Discovery Theater is the Smithsonian Institution's Theatre for Young Audiences. Discovery Theater advances the Institution’s mission to increase and diffuse knowledge through life-enriching educational and cultural experiences inspired by the Smithsonian’s research and collections for DC-region students, families, and adults, and for learning communities nationwide. View their website.

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AFRICAN ROOTS, LATINO SOUL (Early Registration Lottery)
Presented by: Discovery Theater

This vibrant play explores what it means to be Latino, African-American, and proud, growing up in the heart of the American melting pot. How many cultures can we be? Why not all of them? Celia Cruz, mama's kitchen, and a crowded subway make for lots of laughs and surprises. Originally written with the Young Playwrights' Theater, Latino Soul is a look into the triumphs of today's kids.
Date: September 25-29, 2017
Time: 10:15 and 11:30 AM each day
Length of Event: 45 minutes
Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC 20024
Discipline: Theater, Science
Curriculum Connections: Science
Grades: 5th-8th Grade

 For "African Roots, Latino Soul"

 


Future Lotteries

Note: Events taking place January-March will be offered in the Winter Lottery (December 5). Events taking place April through the end of the school year will take place in the Spring Lottery (March 5).

 

CRAZY COLORS OF CHEMISTRY (Winter Lottery)
Presented by: Discovery Theater

Scientists may wear white lab coats, but their world is actually a very colorful one! Science educator Michelle Bertke explores fascinating chemical reactions and demonstrates how chemists use colors and light in their experiments. The show mixes science and art to create chemical combos that fizz, glow, ooze, and of course, change color. A perfect complement to classroom STEM learning, this interactive production demonstrates just how colorful (and crazy and cool) chemistry can be!
Date: 3/8/18, 3/9/18
Time: 11:30 AM
Length of Event: 45 minutes
Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC 20024
Discipline: Theater, Science
Curriculum Connections: Science
Grades: 3rd-4th Grade

"Crazy Colors of Chemistry" will be available in the Winter Lottery.

 

MOTHER EARTH AND ME (Spring Lottery)
Presented by: Discovery Theater
The magic of earth science takes center stage in this fun, interactive Discovery Theater original as we explore the origins of our planet, the water cycle, and our important role in the ecosystem, as well as folklore about the "big blue marble" we call home. Kick off Earth Month by pledging to become an Earth Warrior-- and find out some great ways to start right away! View education packet.
Dates: 04/10/18, 04/11/18
Time: 11:30 AM
Length of Event: 50 minutes
Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Discipline: Theater
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Urban Studies, Foreign Language, History/Geography, Science
Grades: K-3rd Grade
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 100 students on 4/10 and 50 students on 4/11

"For Mother Earth and Me" will be available in the Spring Lottery.

 

TIME CAPSULE IN A MILK CAN (Spring Lottery)
Presented by: Discovery Theater

Time capsule in a MilkCan was created for and originally produced by Discovery Theater, Smithsonian Institution in partnership with the Uniteted States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This performance consists of Marc Spiegel's one-man theatrical adaptation of the Oneg Shabbat group, who collected documents such as letters, art, poetry, essays, and eyewitness accounts during the Holocaust. Their work was buried in three parts, protected in milk cans and metal boxes. After the war, two of the three caches were discovered, which have since provided valuable information about the Warsaw Ghetto.
Date: 4/12/18
Time: 11:30 AM        
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC 20024
Discipline: Theater 
Curriculum Connections: History and Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 6-8th Grade

"Time Capsule in a Milk Can" will be available in the Spring Lottery.

 

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