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Updates & Current Operating Status
  • At this time, we are not offering any in-person performances. This includes the remainder of the 2021-2022 School Year and Summer 2022. We hope to return to in-person performances for the 2022-2023 School Year.
  • We will also continue to explore ways to connect with you virtually.
  • Stay up to date is by connecting with us via social media or through our website.

Smithsonian Summer Camp Is Back!

Smithsonian Summer Camp returns with both in-person and online options. For dates, prices, and more information, please visit: smithsonianassociates.org/camp.

For information on Smithsonian museums that have reopened, please visit: si.edu/visit.

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.


Generous support for Discovery Theater is provided by:

  • The Nora Roberts Foundation
  • Philip L. Graham Fund
  • Smithsonian Women's Committee
  • Smithsonian Youth Access Grants Program
  • Sommer Endowment