Beauty magnate Madame C.J. Walker, agricultural chemist and “peanut man” George Washington Carver, education pioneer Booker T. Washington, and even cranky chef George Crum, who accidentally created the potato chip, all take center stage in this vibrant living-history production. This original, interactive play, written by Jacqueline E. Lawton, honors the creativity and genius of African American entrepreneurs and inventors – and inspires the achiever in all of us. Come and join a science fair of Carver’s inventions using the peanut, hear Washington’s great oratory, and be inspired by the story of the world’s first female, self-made millionaire!
The educational content in this show is recommended for Ages 7-11 (Grades 2-6).
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.
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.
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All Discovery Theater performances are held in person and will be sold to full capacity. If you have any questions regarding Health & Safety, please review our Health & Safety page or contact us via Email.
Discovery Theater Tickets
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