Teachers & Parents! Discovery Theater is your source for live performances that celebrate the rich diversity of our region and our world. Each season we tap into the vast resources of the Smithsonian Institution to present relevant, culturally accurate entertaining programs. Bring your young people to Discovery Theater to experience heritage, science and culture in a memorable way.

Dear Teacher & Educators-

On behalf of the entire Smithsonian community, our hearts go out to the people in Paris and in Beirut and in Bamako who recently experienced horrific losses. We hope they find the strength and resolve to move forward from these senseless tragedies.

These events remind us that we are ever vigilant in our efforts to keep our visitors and the entire Smithsonian community safe. The Smithsonian Office of Protection Services is in close contact with the Department of Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies.

Together, Smithsonian staff are trained and dedicated to ensuring a safe and welcoming experience for all our audiences.

We look forward to welcoming you and your students at our upcoming performances.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our Group Sales Office at 202-633-8700.

Frederica Adelman
Director, The Smithsonian Associates