Lessons From the Animal Peoples


Native American stories are playful, funny, and wise. Dovie Thomason shares her culture with understanding, sly humor, and astonishing vocal transformations to become characters who weave magic with every word. Her captivating collection of stories explore some age-old questions (Why do bears hibernate? Why don’t rabbits have tails?) that reveal timeless truths about the Earth and her animal children—and all of us, too!

Ages 4 to 8 (Pre-K to Grade 3)

Presented by Discovery Theater

Show Type
Children's Theater
Running Time
45 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For Up to 9 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: 11/08/2018 - 11/09/2018
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Thursday 10:15am11:30am-
Friday 10:15am11:30am-
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Performer Role
Production Personnel


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)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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