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How Old is a Hero?

In-Person Performance

Morning Discovery Theater

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET
Code: DT14071
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$7
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$3
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Everyone can make a difference! This Discovery Theater original play infused with archival music of the Civil Rights era celebrates three young people who helped change the nation by their heroic actions. Meet Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine, the first black student to graduate from an integrated high school; Claudette Colvin, who months before Rosa Parks, also refused to give up her seat on a bus; and Ruby Bridges, who was only six in 1960 when she stepped into first grade—and into history—as the first student to desegregate an all-white school in New Orleans. Their inspiring stories demonstrate that hope begins with the courage of young people.

The educational content in this show is recommended for Ages 6-12 (Grades 1-6).

Note About Children under 2
 Everyone must have a ticket to enter, including children under the age of 2.  Please add the "Child Under 2" price type to your cart when completing your purchase.

Group Sales
If you are buying tickets for a group of 10 or more children, please contact us at 202-633-8700 for the group rate.  We are not able to refund you if you purchase full-price tickets online.

Health & Safety for In-Person Performances
We are so excited to welcome audiences back to in-person performances after 2+ years!  Before purchasing a ticket, please review our Health & Safety page to ensure you can comply with the procedures we have in place this year. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these policies, please contact us via phone or email and we will be happy to discuss them with you.

Discovery Theater Tickets
We are not mailing out physical tickets at this time so please hang on to your email confirmation to reference your show information.  Upon arrival to the theater, check-in at the Box Office and wait to be seated by a House Manager.

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian