Ages 3-7.This delightful Discovery Theater original offers a fresh take on three classic tales and is filled with delightful songs, puppets, and audience participation.
Ages 6-12. This vibrant play explores what it means to be Latino, African American, and proud.
Ages 4-8.Native American stories are playful, funny, and wise. Dovie Thomason shares her culture with understanding, sly humor, and astonishing vocal transformations to become characters who weave magic with every word.
Ages 6-16.Dancers, drumbeats, and stories celebrate the spirit and beauty of First-Nations peoples in a dynamic, one-of-a-kind cultural heritage program.
Ages 3-6.This musical play with a great big heart brings the whole audience into the family with singing, finger play, and call-and response as we all give thanks for being together.
Ages 5-10.This signature Discovery Theater show celebrates the history and customs of Diwali (Devali), Chanukah, Las Posadas, Ramadan, Sankta Lucia Day, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the First Nations’ tradition of the Winter Solstice.
Ages 3-7.Join us for an exclusive screening of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning animated film The Snowy Day, based on Ezra Jack Keats' 1962 classic story.
Ages 3-6.This Discovery Theater original scores big in a musical play about sharing and taking turns, the importance of personal space, and the awesome power of teamwork.
Ages 6-12.This spirit-rousing musical play chronicles the struggles and triumphs of pioneering African American baseball players.
Ages 6-12.Leadership, courage, and adventure take center stage in this inspiring Discovery Theater original about the histories and heroism of African American women and men.
Ages 3-7.In this enchanting new show for the youngest audience members, performers and puppets spin new and old stories about the moon’s magic and introduce the exciting Apollo mission that brought us to its surface.
Ages 3-7.Drummer Kofi Dennis brings the vibrant life of a West African village to the Discovery Theater stage though music, storytelling, and dance.
All Ages.With a mix that covers everything from jazz to gospel, spirituals to show tunes, and classical to contemporary, D.C. ’s own Urban Nation H.I.P. H.O.P. Choir showcases the power of young talent—and the astounding power of music in our lives.
Ages 2-6.The Seattle-based band, The Not-Its! rock kids and families with their up-tempo albums and performances that give children their first "rock show" experience.
Ages 3-8.Join wacky citizen-scientist Professor Wingnut and his friend Seymour Seagull as they explore the amazing science of flight!
Ages 6-11.Jargie the Science Girl and her assistant Benjamin the Penguin are ready to rattle the molecules—and you’re invited to join them in the laboratory.
Ages 3-6.Recycled crafting and interactive songs and movement make this community day the perfect blend of learning and just plain fun.
Ages 5-10.Celebrate Earth Month and step into the Haupt Garden with horticulturists from Smithsonian Gardens and discover how all living things are connected by adaptation to the beautiful biomes we call home.
Ages 5-10.From ancient to modern, four tales come alive with the culture of the Asian countryside.
Ages 3-6.Come along on our trek to learn, create, and play in this musical mini-travelogue about the hidden natural world that’s so close to home.
Ages 6-12.This spirit-rousing musical play returns to celebrate the start of baseball season!