Discovery Theater on the Mall


On Jan. 17 and 18 at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m., enjoy Here We Go, Team! This Discovery Theater original scores big in a musical play about sharing and taking turns, the importance of personal space, and the awesome power of teamwork. Five-year-olds Bobby and Casey are aspiring soccer stars and best friends–but they’ve ended up on separate teams! Sharing, personal space and respect are team values in this play about friendship and fun. For ages three to six.

On Feb. 1, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21 and 22 at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m., enjoy Black Diamond. This spirit-rousing musical play chronicles the struggles and triumphs of pioneering African American baseball players. The all-star lineup of heroes includes Moses “Fleet” Walker, who became the game’s first black pro in the 1880s; power hitter Josh “Spitfire” Gibson; athlete-philosopher Satchel Paige; and young Jackie Robinson, who first integrated the major leagues. You’ll stand up and cheer for the players who made sports history—and American history, too! For ages six to 12. Discovery Theater is at the Smithsonian Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, on the National Mall. Tickets are $6 per child, $3 for under two and $8 for adults.