Discovery Theater on the Mall


On April 19 and 20, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m., enjoy “Tot Rock: Alex & the Kaleidoscope.” Take a fresh look at the beautiful world through the kaleidoscope of Emmy Award-winning children’s arts educator Alex Mitnick, who serves as a musical guide for an Earth Day celebration of the treasures of the planet. Clap along, sing, dance and improvise with Alex in this delightful interactive concert of original songs about nature and all its creatures. For ages two to six.

On April 24 and 25 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon, enjoy “Happy Habitats.” To survive, animals need air, food, water, and shelter, all of which create a habitat. Follow a horticulturist from Smithsonian Gardens through the paths of the beautiful Enid A. Haupt Garden to discover habitat stations and learn how plants, animals and humans live together and support each other. Leave with new insights about what makes successful habitats and how you can help protect them. For ages 5 to 10.

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.