School Shows

The Rainbow Fish

by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Grades PK-2

This enchanting adventure leaps from the beloved books by Marcus Pfister to life with blacklight, innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, original music, and charming narration. The Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in the sea, admired by the other fish for his shimmering scales, but he is quite lonely until he takes the advice of a clever octopus. We’ll follow Rainbow Fish as he explores the deep sea, discovering wonderful sights and friendly creatures who are eager to make his acquaintance. Based on The Rainbow Fish, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea, and Rainbow Fish Opposites.

LBC performance may vary.

Education Programs on sale August 7, 2019 starting at 9:00am.

Set the Stage

Prepare your students for their trip to the theater with these free resource materials.

Common Core Content Standards

Easily apply these content standards in your classroom:

  • K.RL.7: With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
  • 1.RL.3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
  • 2.RL.3: Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Lesson Plan Idea

Students will create a soundscape representing the many animals in the ocean and the differences between them, leaning into direct and indirect characterization to make informed decisions about the sounds and rhythms they chose for each animal.

Art Talks: Free Guided Tours of the Sculpture Garden

Extend your field trip by touring our Sculpture Garden with a specially trained docent! Our current exhibition, Harmonies: Kati Casida, Catherine Daley, and Jann Nunn, features three highly acclaimed Bay Area sculptors. Join us with a group of up to 100 people for a a walking tour through these unique works. Tours begin 15 minutes after school shows and last approximately 20 minutes. Advanced registration is required. Sign up using the application available online or email Chrystie Prokopakis for more information.

Or take a self-guided tour using this map.


  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, School & Family Coordinator, or call 707.800.7504.
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