Discovery Theater at the Ripley Center, Smithsonian has been presenting DC-area children with live educational performances for more than 30 years. As a program of the Smithsonian Associates, Discovery Theater serves as a child’s gateway to the exhibitions, collections, and cultures contained in the museums on the National Mall and beyond. There’s so much to explore at the Smithsonian! Tot Rock performances are geared for 2-6 year olds. Tot Rock gets kids moving to great bands—and adults love to join in the fun, too. Below are some great upcoming shows.
Tot Rock: The Not-Its: Thurs.- Fri., Mar. 1-2 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
In their signature pink ties (on the guys) and pink-and-black tutus (on the girls), the Not-Its! rock kids and families with their up-tempo albums and performances that give children their first “rock show” experience. The Seattle-based quintet delivers on-your-feet, action-oriented songs like “Green Light Go” and “Skateboard,” and uses music to empower kids to be innovators, protect the environment and wildlife, and be proud of who they are—even if, as they sing about in “Participation Trophy,” they get third or fourth place at something. Recommended for Ages 2-6 / Pre-K to Grade 1
Tot Rock: Alex & the Kaleidoscope: Thurs.- Fri., Apr. 19-20 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Take a new look at our beautiful world through the kaleidoscope of Emmy Award-winning children’s arts educator Alex Mitnick, your 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—including us. Recommended for Ages 2-6 / Pre-K to Grade 1
See schedule of other shows at Discovery Theater here, including a show called Crazy Colors of Chemistry and Mother Earth and Me.
- Giveaway: Win a pair of tickets to The Not-Its show by commenting on Facebook with your preferred show– Thursday, March 1 or Friday March 2 with the desired time 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Winner will be announced Monday, Feb. 26