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.

HOW OLD IS A HERO (December Lottery)
Presented by: Discovery Theater

Discovery Theater's original touring production introduces us to young heroes—and calls to join them in changing the world. Meet Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine, the first student to graduate from an integrated high school; Claudette Colvin, the 15-year-old who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus (nine months before Rosa Parks); and Ruby Bridges, who won equal rights before she could read. Moving archival musical recordings accent these scenes of struggle and hope.
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM        
Length of Event: 45 minutes
Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC 20024
Discipline: Theater 
Curriculum Connections: History and Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 1-6
View the learning guide

for How Old is a Hero 

MOTHER EARTH AND ME (December 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!
Date: March 29, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM        
Length of Event: 45 minutes
Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC 20024
Discipline: Theater 
Curriculum Connections: Science
Grades: PreK-5
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for Mother Earth and Me


Previous Events

FABULAS FAIRYTALES
Presented by: Discovery Theater

Start with three bears, three pigs, and three billy goats gruff. Add two languages, and what do you get? The perfect combination for a fresh and fun introduction to Spanish words—and a fabulas new take on a trio of familiar stories in this interactive Discovery Theater original. Kids will find our “found” costumes and set pieces crafted from recycled materials pretty fabulous, too.
Date: 10/06/2016
Time: 1:00 PM        
Length of Event: 45 minutes
Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC 20024
Discipline: Theater 
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Foreign Language, Diversity
Grades: PreK-2
View the learning guide

Fabulas Fairytales was available in the Fall Lottery

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