Individual Tickets:
$6.00-$7.00 Members
$7.00-$8.00 Children
$8.00-$9.00 Adults
$3.00 Children under 2

Group Tickets:
School Year
$6.00 Children & Adults*
$7.00 for Seasons of Light
$3.00 Children 2 and under
*1 free adult for every 20 children

Summer Season
$7.00 Children & Adults*
$3.00 Children under 2
*1 free adult for every 20 children

Mother Earth & Me

Mother Earth & Me

Tues., Thurs., and Fri., Apr. 9, 11, and 12, 2024 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Thurs.-Fri., Apr. 25-26, 2024 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Location: Ripley Center, Smithsonian

Recommended for Ages: 5 to 10 / K to Grade 5


The magic of earth science takes center stage in this fun, interactive Discovery Theater original. Explore the origins of our planet, sing about the water cycle, and understand our vital role to protect the ecosystem. Science and folklore about the “big blue marble” we call home kick off Earth Month, and audiences become Earth Superheroes and take home some great ideas to start right away!

Connections to the Classroom: STEAM; Call and Response; Music; Literacy; Theater/Performing Arts

Bring this show to your school, library, or community center April 13 to 24, 2024! Visit for details.

What teachers have said about the show!

“The show was a wonderful experience and met are science curriculum standard (weather unit).” -2nd Grade Teacher, Virginia

“This tied into our unit on Earth and was also a great way to celebrate Earth Day!” -3rd Grade Teacher, Virginia

“This connected well to our nature and conservation unit.” -Kindergarten Teacher, Washington, DC


The 2023-2024 Discovery Theater Season is made possible by a generous grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation

Learning Guide

Mother Earth and Me Learning Guide.