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New Squid on the Block

In-Person Performance

Morning Discovery Theater

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. ET
Code: DT30012
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This brand new show from Barefoot Puppets celebrates creative thinking, problem-solving, friendship, and fun! Featuring penguins, a submarine, MORE PENGUINS, orcas, and a curious squid, this show takes the audience on an epic journey to Antarctica.  On the way, we encounter unusual creatures in the depths of the ocean.  Featuring beautifully handcrafted puppets, a magical set, and an original score by Ned Haskins, this comedic, wordless performance celebrates the ability to create connections despite our differences.

Barefoot Puppet Theatre has been building and performing original works since 1997 when founder and director, Heidi Rugg, began building puppet shows from the basement of her home in Richmond, Virginia.  The company has since grown significantly and now tours nationally, while continuing to create new works for young audiences and their families.  The mission of Barefoot Puppets is simple: to activate imaginations through the power of puppetry!

The 2022-2023 Discovery Theater Season is made possible by a generous grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation. 

The show is recommended for Ages 4-8 (PreK to Grade 3).

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