S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive,
The Discovery Theater is located in the S. Dillon Ripley Center, next to the Castle and
yards east of the Smithsonian Metro station, Mall exit. The Center is underground and
accessed by entering the kiosk depicted in the photo, and taking the elevator down 3 floors.
Walk past the escalator and just past The Smithsonian Associates offices, take the next
corridor on the right to the Discovery Theater Box Office and entrance, or walk straight to
another Discovery Theater entrance on the right.
Metrorail Directions: Smithsonian station, Orange/Blue Lines
Exit on the Mall. Walk south to Jefferson Drive and east to the S. Dillon Ripley
may be available on Jefferson Drive on the
Mall. Jefferson Drive is one-way
from west to east.
There are no parking meters on Jefferson Drive. Please read the parking signs carefully should you
choose to park on Jefferson Drive.