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

Crazy Colors of Chemistry is a hands-on presentation about the exciting principles of chemistry and color and how they work together!  The Science Guys of Baltimore will use STEM principles to demonstrate the colorful world of chemistry with a laser show, explosive elephant toothpaste, and a magical color-changing chemical clock.  They’ll even unlock the full color spectrum to reveal the colors of common gases using a bolt of electricity!  This show is all about hidden wonders of Color in Chemistry! 
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
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Future Lottery

Events taking place April through the end of the school year will take place in the Spring Lottery (March 5).

 

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.


Previous Lottery

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

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