Discovery Theater on the Mall


On Feb. 13 and 14, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m., enjoy “Meeting Mr. Lincoln.” What would you say if you got to meet one of the greatest presidents of all time? While on an errand for seamstress Elizabeth Keckley, young Eliza finds a barefoot, uneducated country boy sneaking through the White House. Caleb wants to meet his idol Honest Abe—someone who was once like him but who rose to lead the nation. For ages 7 to 12.

On Feb. 15 and 16, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m., enjoy Tot Rock: Percussion Party with Uncle Devin. Ready to make some noise and learn some beats? Early math and numbers add up to plenty of fun when everybody’s favorite musical uncle returns and invites young audiences to hear and play a world of percussion instruments. For ages 2 to 6.

On Feb. 20 to 23, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. (also 1 p.m. on Feb. 21 and 22), enjoy Black Diamond. Score a home run with a spirit-rousing musical play about the “other” major league. This updated hit from nationally recognized arts leader Michael Bobbitt and tunesmith John Cornelius chronicles the struggles and triumphs of pioneering African American baseball players. For ages 6 to 12.

All shows are at the Smithsonian Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Tickets are $6 per child, $3 for under 2 and $8 for adults.

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