Garbage to Gardens


Mother Nature loves garbage, and uses ours to make new earth. Meet Smithsonian naturalists from the Green Team in the beautiful Haupt Garden of the Castle for a welcome session. Then get the inside scoop on how compost becomes dirt and find out how throwing a “seed bomb” can make a bare patch of ground bloom. Step into our garden and find the perfect way to celebrate our planet. Recommended ages 5-10.

Meet outside of the Ripley Center for the performance in the Haupt Garden at the Smithsonian.

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 Group Tickets $5

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Box Office Phone: 202-633-8700

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 04/27/2017 - 04/28/2017
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Thursday 10:00am11:00am12:00pm
Friday 10:00am11:00am12:00pm
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Important Dates
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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