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Updates & Current Operating Status
  • We are planning to reopen for in-person performances for the 2022-2023 School Year!
  • Seasons of Light: December 5-16, 2022
  • How Old is a Hero: February 7-10, 2023 (and on tour)
  • Once Upon a Moon: April 12-14, 2023 (and on tour)
  • ...And more! Other early learning performances TBD

Please check back on September 12, 2022 for more information on shows, prices, and reservations!

Stay up to date is by connecting with us via social media or through our website.

For questions in the meantime, please email us at Info@DiscoveryTheater.org.

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