Into the Great Unknown: African American Adventurers and Explorers

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Leadership, courage, and adventure take center stage in this inspiring Discovery Theater original. Meet Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole, and Barbara Hillary, the first African American woman to reach it nearly 100 years later. Thrill to the frontier exploits of the hard-riding mail carrier “Stagecoach Mary” Fields and Nate Love, the former slave who became the legendary cowboy nicknamed Deadwood Dick. And learn how astronauts and aerospace pioneers Guion Bluford and Mae Jemison are charting a whole new frontier today. From the Pole to the prairies to outer space, the histories and heroism of these African American women and men attest that true grit and personal power can push us toward greatness.

Ages 6 to 12 (Grades 1 to 6)

Presented by Discovery Theater

Show Type
Children's Theater
Running Time
45 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For Up to 15 Price Ranges
$3 - $8

Discount Tickets Available Groups of 10 or more

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Box Office Phone: 202-633-8700

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/05/2019 - 02/08/2019
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Tuesday 10:15am11:30am-
Wednesday 10:15am11:30am-
Thursday 10:15am11:30am-
Friday 10:15am11:30am-
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Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, , Washington, DC 20024
About the Venue:
Entered from a copper domed kiosk on Jefferson Drive between the "Castle" and the Freer Gallery of Art, the S. Dillon Ripley Center houses the International Gallery, The Smithsonian Associates, the Discovery Theater, and the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service. The Ripley Center also contains a small conference center and meeting rooms.

Getting There

  • Smithsonian (Blue/Orange Lines)

Parking

  • Street parking
  • Paid garages

Accessibility

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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