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Discovery Theater Programs

DISCOVERY THEATER: Science of Spring

Ages 5-10.

Our timeless link to the planet is in the spotlight in an interactive Discovery Theater original that explores the traditional folk wisdom and the modern earth science that explains the greening of the year.

Date of event
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:15 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Science of Spring

Ages 5-10.

Our timeless link to the planet is in the spotlight in an interactive Discovery Theater original that explores the traditional folk wisdom and the modern earth science that explains the greening of the year.

Date of event
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 11:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Science of Spring

Ages 5-10.

Our timeless link to the planet is in the spotlight in an interactive Discovery Theater original that explores the traditional folk wisdom and the modern earth science that explains the greening of the year.

Date of event
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 10:15 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Science of Spring

Ages 5-10.

Our timeless link to the planet is in the spotlight in an interactive Discovery Theater original that explores the traditional folk wisdom and the modern earth science that explains the greening of the year.

Date of event
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 11:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Science of Spring

Ages 5-10.

Our timeless link to the planet is in the spotlight in an interactive Discovery Theater original that explores the traditional folk wisdom and the modern earth science that explains the greening of the year.

Date of event
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:15 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Science of Spring

Ages 5-10.

Our timeless link to the planet is in the spotlight in an interactive Discovery Theater original that explores the traditional folk wisdom and the modern earth science that explains the greening of the year.

Date of event
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Science of Spring

Ages 5-10.

Our timeless link to the planet is in the spotlight in an interactive Discovery Theater original that explores the traditional folk wisdom and the modern earth science that explains the greening of the year.

Date of event
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 10:15 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Science of Spring

Ages 5-10.

Our timeless link to the planet is in the spotlight in an interactive Discovery Theater original that explores the traditional folk wisdom and the modern earth science that explains the greening of the year.

Date of event
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 11:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Taiko Drumming

Ages 5 and up.

The self-described “world’s most dangerous half-Japanese/half-Scottish solo improvisational taiko drum artist” mixes the traditional power of this huge instrument with a modern vibe.

Date of event
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 10:15 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Taiko Drumming

Ages 5 and up.

The self-described “world’s most dangerous half-Japanese/half-Scottish solo improvisational taiko drum artist” mixes the traditional power of this huge instrument with a modern vibe.

Date of event
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 11:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Dreamtime

Ages 4-8.

Experience the magic of the Land Down Under as a mother platypus tries to lull her young one to sleep by sharing three stories inspired by Aboriginal folktales.

Date of event
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:15 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Dreamtime

Ages 4-8.

Experience the magic of the Land Down Under as a mother platypus tries to lull her young one to sleep by sharing three stories inspired by Aboriginal folktales.

Date of event
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Dreamtime

Ages 4-8.

Experience the magic of the Land Down Under as a mother platypus tries to lull her young one to sleep by sharing three stories inspired by Aboriginal folktales.

Date of event
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 10:15 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Dreamtime

Ages 4-8.

Experience the magic of the Land Down Under as a mother platypus tries to lull her young one to sleep by sharing three stories inspired by Aboriginal folktales.

Date of event
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 11:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: In from the Wild

Ages 5-12.

Don't miss this wildly exciting (and educational!) program with LIVE, rescued animals from all over the world.

Date of event
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: In from the Wild

Ages 5-12.

Don't miss this wildly exciting (and educational!) program with LIVE, rescued animals from all over the world.

Date of event
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: In from the Wild

Ages 5-12.

Don't miss this wildly exciting (and educational!) program with LIVE, rescued animals from all over the world.

Date of event
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: In from the Wild

Ages 5-12.

Don't miss this wildly exciting (and educational!) program with LIVE, rescued animals from all over the world.

Date of event
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: In from the Wild

Ages 5-12.

Don't miss this wildly exciting (and educational!) program with LIVE, rescued animals from all over the world.

Date of event
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: In from the Wild

Ages 5-12.

Don't miss this wildly exciting (and educational!) program with LIVE, rescued animals from all over the world.

Date of event
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: In from the Wild

Ages 5-12.

Don't miss this wildly exciting (and educational!) program with LIVE, rescued animals from all over the world.

Date of event
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: In from the Wild

Ages 5-12.

Don't miss this wildly exciting (and educational!) program with LIVE, rescued animals from all over the world.

Date of event
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Ages 5-16.

Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries.

Date of event
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Ages 5-16.

Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries.

Date of event
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Ages 5-16.

Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries.

Date of event
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Ages 5-16.

Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries.

Date of event
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Ages 5-16.

Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries.

Date of event
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Ages 5-16.

Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries.

Date of event
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Ages 5-16.

Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries.

Date of event
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Ages 5-16.

Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries.

Date of event
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Ages 5-16.

Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries.

Date of event
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Taratibu

Ages 5-16.

Don't miss this educational and inspirational performance with stories of empowerment and cultural history from several different countries.

Date of event
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Fizz, Pop, Boom!

Ages 5-12.

Join Hazmatt Bond as he demonstrates sublimation, air pressure, and how elements change form through bubbling potions, chemical reactions, and explosions.

Date of event
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Fizz, Pop, Boom!

Ages 5-12.

Join Hazmatt Bond as he demonstrates sublimation, air pressure, and how elements change form through bubbling potions, chemical reactions, and explosions.

Date of event
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Fizz, Pop, Boom!

Ages 5-12.

Join Hazmatt Bond as he demonstrates sublimation, air pressure, and how elements change form through bubbling potions, chemical reactions, and explosions.

Date of event
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Fizz, Pop, Boom!

Ages 5-12.

Join Hazmatt Bond as he demonstrates sublimation, air pressure, and how elements change form through bubbling potions, chemical reactions, and explosions.

Date of event
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Fizz, Pop, Boom!

Ages 5-12.

Join Hazmatt Bond as he demonstrates sublimation, air pressure, and how elements change form through bubbling potions, chemical reactions, and explosions.

Date of event
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Fizz, Pop, Boom!

Ages 5-12.

Join Hazmatt Bond as he demonstrates sublimation, air pressure, and how elements change form through bubbling potions, chemical reactions, and explosions.

Date of event
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Fizz, Pop, Boom!

Ages 5-12.

Join Hazmatt Bond as he demonstrates sublimation, air pressure, and how elements change form through bubbling potions, chemical reactions, and explosions.

Date of event
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Fizz, Pop, Boom!

Ages 5-12.

Join Hazmatt Bond as he demonstrates sublimation, air pressure, and how elements change form through bubbling potions, chemical reactions, and explosions.

Date of event
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Fizz, Pop, Boom!

Ages 5-12.

Join Hazmatt Bond as he demonstrates sublimation, air pressure, and how elements change form through bubbling potions, chemical reactions, and explosions.

Date of event
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: Fizz, Pop, Boom!

Ages 5-12.

Join Hazmatt Bond as he demonstrates sublimation, air pressure, and how elements change form through bubbling potions, chemical reactions, and explosions.

Date of event
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: The REMIX

Ages 5-16.

We end our summer season with an interactive performance that fuses global music with Tap and Stepping, bringing audiences dancing along the way!

Date of event
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: The REMIX

Ages 5-16.

We end our summer season with an interactive performance that fuses global music with Tap and Stepping, bringing audiences dancing along the way!

Date of event
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: The REMIX

Ages 5-16.

We end our summer season with an interactive performance that fuses global music with Tap and Stepping, bringing audiences dancing along the way!

Date of event
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: The REMIX

Ages 5-16.

We end our summer season with an interactive performance that fuses global music with Tap and Stepping, bringing audiences dancing along the way!

Date of event
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: The REMIX

Ages 5-16.

We end our summer season with an interactive performance that fuses global music with Tap and Stepping, bringing audiences dancing along the way!

Date of event
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: The REMIX

Ages 5-16.

We end our summer season with an interactive performance that fuses global music with Tap and Stepping, bringing audiences dancing along the way!

Date of event
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: The REMIX

Ages 5-16.

We end our summer season with an interactive performance that fuses global music with Tap and Stepping, bringing audiences dancing along the way!

Date of event
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.

DISCOVERY THEATER: The REMIX

Ages 5-16.

We end our summer season with an interactive performance that fuses global music with Tap and Stepping, bringing audiences dancing along the way!

Date of event
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.