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Individual Tickets:
Child: $6
Child under 2: $3
Adult: $8
Smithsonian Associate Members: $5

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

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Under the Baobab Tree with Iya
Thurs.-Fri., Jun. 1-2 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Ripley Center, Smithsonian
Recommended for Ages 3-7 / Grades PreK – 2nd

Under the Baobab Tree with IyaGather beneath the iconic tree of life as master educator Iya Bashea Imana shares captivating folktales.  Music and movement, puppets, and eco-friendly crafts combine with timeless stories that offer an introduction to African traditions and wisdom.

About the Artist:
For the past 15 years, “Iya” Bashea Imana has been using the arts as a tool for education, empowerment, critical thinking, and creativity both in and outside of the classroom.  She has worked in radio and television as a professional songwriter, vocalist, and producer. Currently, Imana serves as a Master Educator for DC Public Schools, where she defends the arts in education through supporting other teaching artists and using music to enhance core-curriculum subjects such as reading, mathematics, science, and history. 

Resources for Educators:
Standards of Learning