PRICING*

Individual Tickets:
Child: $6
Child under 2: $3
Adult: $8
Smithsonian Associate Members: $5
(Prices for Seasons of Light are $1 more than prices listed above)

Group Tickets:
$5/person
$6/person for Seasons of Light
(free adult for every 20 students)

If you have a group of 10 children or more, please visit our Group Sales page.


* unless otherwise noted

Seasons of Light
Weekdays Dec. 1- Dec. 21 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., (with additional 1 p.m. performances on Dec. 7, 12, 19 & 20)
Ripley Center, Smithsonian
Recommended for Ages 5-10 / Kindergarten to Grade 5

Fábulas Fairy TalesWe look forward to welcoming you to our annual celebration of seasonal holidays from around the world. 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 make for an amazing interactive event that bridges communities and cultures. Back for its 19th season, this signature Discovery Theater show sells out early, so get your tickets now!

Please note: Group prices for this show are $6 per person.

What Teachers are Saying:

“It was great! I learned about many different holidays I had never heard of before and my students did as well.  They talked about how much they enjoyed it the whole ride back to school.”  -2nd Grade Teacher, Prince William County Public School

“Thank you for a dynamic and carefully thought out performance that was inclusive of cultures and audience.” -Teacher, Virginia Private School

“We do a ‘holiday’s around the world’ writing unit and this performance ties in perfectly.”  -1st Grade Teacher, Fairfax County Public School

Resources for Educators
Standards of Learning
Learning Guide

Watch the clip below for a preview of the First Nations’ scene in Seasons of Light