Don Harrington Discovery Center

Don Harrington Discovery Center The Discovery Center is a nonprofit science museum for kids of all ages. New discoveries every visit!
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The Don Harrington Discovery Center and Space Theater is a non-profit science museum in Amarillo,Texas that makes science exciting, relevant and interesting to all types of learners by providing interactive exhibits and programs that actively engage children, adolescents and their families. It fosters inquiring minds and nurtures the individual genius that is within each of us. Mission The mission of Don Harrington Discovery Center is to spark curiosity, inspire lifelong learning, and bring families and communities closer together. Vision The Discovery Center's extraordinary programs strengthen our community and foster enthusiasm for learning the wonders of science. Discovery Center is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization.

Less than one hour until our first installment of May Coffee & Cuties! Kids 6 and under will enjoy the reading of 'The L...
05/03/2019

Less than one hour until our first installment of May Coffee & Cuties! Kids 6 and under will enjoy the reading of 'The Lorax', learning how plants grow and how to take care of them, and even planting their own special seed to take home! Times are 9:45, 10:45 or 11:45 in our KinderStudio.
☕️ The coffee is hot for parents on this drizzly morning! Thank you to our Coffee & Cuties sponsor Amarillo Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for helping make this possible each month!

This Friday, May 3rd, is our monthly installment of Coffee & Cuties. Pick your time- 9:45, 10:45 or 11:45 in our KinderS...
05/01/2019

This Friday, May 3rd, is our monthly installment of Coffee & Cuties. Pick your time- 9:45, 10:45 or 11:45 in our KinderStudio. This month's theme is Dr. Seuss Silliness.
We will read the book 'The Lorax' by Dr. Seuss. We'll learn how plants grow and how to take care of them, and plant our own seed in an ice cream cone to take home. We will also practice our engineering skills as we see how high we can stack the cat’s hat.
This activity is for our youngest scientists, 6 and under. No reservations necessary, included in admission.
☕️ We'll have the coffee hot and ready for the parents and grandparents too! Thank you to our Coffee & Cuties sponsor Amarillo Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for helping make this possible each month!

Here's a sneak peek of some exciting things we have planned for May the Fourth be With You! on Saturday! Thank you Meteo...
05/01/2019
"May the Fourth be With You" at the Don Harrington Discovery Center

Here's a sneak peek of some exciting things we have planned for May the Fourth be With You! on Saturday! Thank you Meteorologist Britney Trumpy and KAMR Local 4 News for coming to visit early this morning! See everyone Saturday, Star Wars fans or not!

https://www.myhighplains.com/news/-may-the-fourth-be-with-you-at-the-don-harrington-discovery-center/1969444003

The Don Harrington Discovery Center is giving you the chance to become a Jedi at their "May the Fourth be with you" event this weekend.  

Check out all the little buddies we had out at Eggstravaganza!
04/27/2019
Amarillo Magazine

Check out all the little buddies we had out at Eggstravaganza!

Did we catch you Out & About at Don Harrington Discovery Center's Eggstravaganza?

Calling all Padawans! DHDC is turning into an all out rebel base! On May the 4th, the DHDC will be having a special even...
04/22/2019

Calling all Padawans! DHDC is turning into an all out rebel base! On May the 4th, the DHDC will be having a special event just for you Star Wars fans. Check out all the details on the May the Fourth be With You! event page or on our website at https://discoverycenteramarillo.org/event/may-the-4th-be-with-you/

Costumes are welcome!

Admission for May the 4th activities is $3 plus regular admission per person for non-members, and $3 per person for DHDC members.

Thank you to our sponsors Exceptional Emergency Center - Amarillo and Amarillo Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

We are CLOSED Easter Sunday! Enjoy this day with family and we will see you Tuesday!✝️
04/20/2019

We are CLOSED Easter Sunday! Enjoy this day with family and we will see you Tuesday!✝️

Thanks for joining us at Eggstravaganza! We close at 4:30 today and will be closed tomorrow for Easter Sunday. We will r...
04/20/2019

Thanks for joining us at Eggstravaganza! We close at 4:30 today and will be closed tomorrow for Easter Sunday. We will reopen Tuesday at 9:30 am for regular business hours!

Our friends at KAMR Local 4 News and Studio 4 are always willing to allow us to blow things up in their studio. Thanks f...
04/20/2019
EGGtivities at the Don Harrington Discovery Center

Our friends at KAMR Local 4 News and Studio 4 are always willing to allow us to blow things up in their studio. Thanks for having us on! EGGSTRAVAGANZA is starting NOW! There’s still time to get here and scramble for some eggs. 🍳

The Don Harrington Discovery Center 1200 Streit Drive (806) 355-9547 www.dhdc.org

Eggstravaganza older age groups (6-12 years) will scramble for eggs in our black light basement! Younger groups will scr...
04/18/2019

Eggstravaganza older age groups (6-12 years) will scramble for eggs in our black light basement! Younger groups will scramble with the dinos! Don't forget - online ticket sales end Friday at 1:00 pm. Admission will be available at the door beginning at 9:30 am Saturday. Follow our event EGGstravaganza! for more updates and info!
Purchase tickets here: https://63698.blackbaudhosting.com/63698/Eggstravaganza-2019

Summer Camp UPDATE! Below is a list of camps that STILL HAVE OPENINGS for the first 4 weeks this summer. DHDC Summer Cam...
04/18/2019
Summer Camps: Register TODAY!

Summer Camp UPDATE! Below is a list of camps that STILL HAVE OPENINGS for the first 4 weeks this summer. DHDC Summer Camps occur weekly from June 3rd- July 26th.

Week of June 3-7
3 years- Silly Shapes
4&5 years- Smarty Arty Pants: 5 spots left in AM, 7 spots left in PM
1st grade- Plundering Pirates
2nd grade- Chaotic Concoctions: 5 Spots left
5th & 6th Grade- Art Engineering

Week of June 10-14
3 years- Dr. Seuss Science
4 & 5 years- Ooey Gooey: 3 spots left in AM, 3 spots left in PM
1st Grade- Animal Safari
2nd Grade- Spies 101: 6 spots left
3rd & 4th grades- Kitchen Craziness: 3 spots left
5th & 6th grades- Mad Scientist

June 17-21
3 years- Artist's Playground
4 & 5 years- Budding Builders: 6 spots left in AM, 8 spots in PM
1st grade- Space Troopers
2nd Grade- Survival School
3rd & 4th grades- Tinkering Studio
5th & 6th Grade- Crime Scene Investigation

June 24-28
3 years- Story Book Science
4&5 years- T-Rex Trouble: 4 spots left in AM, 3 spots in PM
1st grade- Paleontology 101
2nd grade- Superhero Bootcamp
3rd & 4th- Crazy Chemistry: 3 spots left
5th & 6th Grade- Art Wars

Summer Camps at DHDC are chuck full of science experiments, live demos, crafts, games, exhibit play, Space Theater shows, field trips (for some full day camps), and fun activities like Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream on the last day of camp. Plus each camper gets a DHDC summer camp T-shirt. Visit our website to register your child for a full week of science FUN! We will continue to update our camp openings on here occasionally, but check the registration link for the most up-to-date information.

http://discoverycenteramarillo.org/camps/

Join us for an eggy good time this Saturday April 20th! Enjoy EGGtivities and an EGG scramble and lots more! Admission i...
04/15/2019

Join us for an eggy good time this Saturday April 20th! Enjoy EGGtivities and an EGG scramble and lots more! Admission is $8 for members, and $11 for non-members (12 and under). Chaperones are admitted Free. Pre-purchase your kids' tickets on our website and beat the long lines! https://discoverycenteramarillo.org/event/eggstravaganza/

Have you seen Spike? He disappeared from KinderStudio and our friends are really missing him! If he accidentally hitched...
04/09/2019

Have you seen Spike? He disappeared from KinderStudio and our friends are really missing him! If he accidentally hitched a ride home with you please bring him back!!

We like to keep busy around here! Here is a preview of some events we have coming up. First one is this Friday! Discover...
04/09/2019

We like to keep busy around here! Here is a preview of some events we have coming up. First one is this Friday! Discover for a Dollar is from 6:00-9:00 pm and is just $1 per person admission (Members are free). Don't forget to mark your calendars for the next events happening soon! EGGstravaganza! and our new event: May the Fourth be With You!
Summer camp registrations are filling up fast so if you want to make sure to get into a particular camp, sign up sooner rather than later! Several are close to full! Visit dhdc.org or watch here for more updates and events.

04/05/2019

Online sales for Parents Night Out are now off. We have limited space available, please call us at 355-9547 to register your children!

We still have limited space in Friday night's Parents Night Out: Art Wars! Sign your kids up now before the age groups (...
04/04/2019

We still have limited space in Friday night's Parents Night Out: Art Wars! Sign your kids up now before the age groups (4-11) fill up! They will enjoy dinner from Sonic, our special liquid nitrogen ice cream and fun crafts, experiments and exhibit time! Link to register: https://63698.blackbaudhosting.com/63698/Parents-Night-Out---Art-Wars

Members: $20 first child, $15 each additional child
Non-Members: $25 first child, $20 each additional child

Don't forget! Tomorrow morning, April 5th, is our monthly installment of Coffee & Cuties. Pick your time- 9:45, 10:45 or...
04/04/2019

Don't forget! Tomorrow morning, April 5th, is our monthly installment of Coffee & Cuties. Pick your time- 9:45, 10:45 or 11:45 in our KinderStudio. This month's theme is Bubble Trouble.
We will read the book 'Happy Bubble' by Two Astronauts. We'll learn how to make 3D bubble shapes and create bubble artwork to take home.
This activity is for our youngest scientists, 6 and under. No reservations necessary, included in admission.
☕️ We'll have the coffee hot and ready for the parents and grandparents too! Thank you to our Coffee & Cuties sponsor Amarillo Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for helping make this possible each month!

Education is a major part of what we do at the Discovery Center. In addition to our many community events, we host event...
04/02/2019
WTAMU Partners with Local Meteorologists

Education is a major part of what we do at the Discovery Center. In addition to our many community events, we host events like 'Weathering the Storm' that are exclusively for schools! #newdiscoverieseveryvisit #scienceisfun
https://www.amarillopioneer.com/blog/2019/4/1/wtamu-partners-with-local-meteorologists

West Texas A&M University partnered with the local meteorology community to host “Weathering the Storm: The Science of Severe Weather,” an annual educational event for kids about severe weather patterns, at the Don Harrington Discovery Center (DHDC). Dr. Naruki Hiranuma, assistant profes

Discover family, fun and science for just $1 per person in the evening at Discover for a Dollar!Enjoy an evening at the ...
04/01/2019

Discover family, fun and science for just $1 per person in the evening at Discover for a Dollar!

Enjoy an evening at the Discovery Center complete with Space Theater shows, live science demonstrations, and critter encounters. Plus enjoy all of our exhibits, including our Spring traveling exhibit, Battle of the Titans!

Admission is only $1 per person, and free for members.

Discover for a Dollar is generously sponsored by KAMR Local 4 News and Fox 14 News.

The Discovery Center is hiring! We have several positions open for Summer Camp Assistants and for a Science Guide (must ...
03/28/2019
Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

The Discovery Center is hiring! We have several positions open for Summer Camp Assistants and for a Science Guide (must be available weekday mornings). If you are looking for a fun, creative environment focused on lifelong learning, then we may have the right position for you! Visit our website for available positions and instructions to apply. https://discoverycenteramarillo.org/employment-and-volunteer-opportunities/

Employment Consider starting or continuing your career with the DHDC! The Discovery Center is a unique and rewarding place to work. Below are our current open positions. Please read the job descriptions and follow the instructions for how to apply. Thank you for your interest in the DHDC! Summer Cam...

03/26/2019

**NOTICE** We are still experiencing intermittent outages with our phone system. We are working to have it fixed as soon as possible! If you need to contact staff for anything and can't reach us by phone, please message us here or email [email protected]. We are still OPEN!
If you need to sign up for camps or Parents Night Out please visit dhdc.org.

Join us next Friday morning, April 5th for our monthly installment of Coffee & Cuties. Pick your time- 9:45, 10:45 or 11...
03/26/2019

Join us next Friday morning, April 5th for our monthly installment of Coffee & Cuties. Pick your time- 9:45, 10:45 or 11:45 in our KinderStudio. This month's theme is Bubble Trouble.
We will read the book 'Happy Bubble' by Two Astronauts. We'll learn how to make 3d bubble shapes and create bubble artwork to take home.
This activity is for our youngest scientists, 6 and under. No reservations necessary, included in admission.
☕️ We'll have the coffee hot and ready for the parents and grandparents too! Thank you to our Coffee & Cuties sponsor Amarillo Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for making this possible each month!

03/25/2019

**NOTICE** Our phone system is intermittent this morning. If you need to contact staff for anything and can't reach us by phone, please message us here or email [email protected]. Happy Monday!

Parents, it's time for another date night. Bring the kids to us Friday, April 5th for Parents Night Out! Your kiddos, ag...
03/20/2019
Parent’s Night Out

Parents, it's time for another date night. Bring the kids to us Friday, April 5th for Parents Night Out! Your kiddos, ages 4-11, will enjoy special "Art Wars" activities designed just for their ages- Think outside the box to create your own art masterpieces!
We'll also fill their bellies with dinner from our friends at Sonic Amarillo and give them plenty of exploration time with all of our exhibits, including our newest traveling exhibit Battle of the Titans.
Pre-registration for Parents Night Out is required and some age groups fill up fast, so get your kids signed up TODAY on our website! Click the link below for more details and registration.

Enjoy a night out or take advantage of kid-free time! Children will enjoy cool experiments, hands-on exhibits and dinner from Sonic.

Only 10 more weeks of school! Are you ready? Registration for our Summer Camps is NOW OPEN for both members and non-memb...
03/18/2019

Only 10 more weeks of school! Are you ready? Registration for our Summer Camps is NOW OPEN for both members and non-members. Visit DHDC.org to register!
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The DHDC Summer Camps for children ages 3 through entering 6th grade are a perfect mix of learning and fun! Each week is jam packed with a theme-based science curriculum accompanied by activities and experiments, crafts, and new discoveries. Some camp themes fill fast, so don't wait and register now!

Now that spring break is over, it's time to make sure you have summer plans for your littles! We are here to help! Regis...
03/16/2019
Summer Camps

Now that spring break is over, it's time to make sure you have summer plans for your littles! We are here to help! Registration for our award winning summer camps is open to all and filling up quickly! Dinos, superheroes, art, robots, magic, science and more can all be found in our camps for kids ages 3 to entering 6th grade. Register now for the best selection! Members get a discount, so join today and start saving!
https://discoverycenteramarillo.org/camps/

Join us Friday for our final day of Spring Break Spectacular: The Zombie Apocalypse! Make a Zombie cure in our black lig...
03/14/2019

Join us Friday for our final day of Spring Break Spectacular: The Zombie Apocalypse! Make a Zombie cure in our black light lab....make sure you aren't infested! You can also make your own zombie ooze, zombie shooter and defend yourself in the basement Nerf War Zombie Battle Zone! Make sure to visit the Zombie makeup station so you blend in! All activities are included in admission, members are free!

03/14/2019

What is the official animal of Pi Day?

The Pi-thon.🐍🥧

03/14/2019

3.14 percent of sailors are pi-rates.
Happy Pi Day!
Free pie at 1:59 today!

We love Pi Day! Join us at 1:59 for some Pi(e)!
03/14/2019

We love Pi Day! Join us at 1:59 for some Pi(e)!

It's PI Day! Come celebrate with us...we have free PIE!
03/14/2019

It's PI Day! Come celebrate with us...we have free PIE!

It's nice and dry inside! Come make fossils, build structures to withstand an earthquake, dig for fossils, errupt a volc...
03/12/2019

It's nice and dry inside! Come make fossils, build structures to withstand an earthquake, dig for fossils, errupt a volcano and more! We are open until 7:00 tonight!

Check out this great article from our friends Texas Hill Country about Spring Break Spectacular! Don't forget, we are op...
03/11/2019
Spectacular Spring Break Fun at the Don Harrington Discovery Center

Check out this great article from our friends Texas Hill Country about Spring Break Spectacular! Don't forget, we are open until 7:00 pm tonight and every night this week!
https://texashillcountry.com/spring-break-harrington-discovery-center/

Showcasing creative and inspiring ways to have fun, the Don Harrington Discovery Center in Amarillo has the makings of a Texas-sized good time with their Spring Break Spectacular event, happening March 11-15, 2019.

***EXTENDED HOURS*** The Discovery Center will be open until 7:00 pm Saturday, March 9th - Saturday, March 16th! Extend ...
03/08/2019

***EXTENDED HOURS*** The Discovery Center will be open until 7:00 pm Saturday, March 9th - Saturday, March 16th! Extend your spring break fun by experiencing the DHDC in the evening! The entire museum will be open, including our traveling exhibit, Battle of the Titans.
Please note, all Spring Break Spectacular activities will end at 4:30.

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? The DHDC is hiring a part-time custodian. If you are looking for a job th...
03/08/2019
Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? The DHDC is hiring a part-time custodian. If you are looking for a job that's anything but ordinary, apply online today! https://discoverycenteramarillo.org/employment-and-volunteer-opportunities/

Employment Consider starting or continuing your career with the DHDC! The Discovery Center is a unique and rewarding place to work. Below are our current open positions. Please read the job descriptions and follow the instructions for how to apply. Thank you for your interest in the DHDC! Custodian....

Will you survive Spring Break? The DHDC is here to make sure you do! You’ll need somewhere to take the kids (and you) ...
03/08/2019

Will you survive Spring Break? The DHDC is here to make sure you do! You’ll need somewhere to take the kids (and you) to have fun, and secretly keep their minds learning! Join us for Spring Break Spectacular: Survival of the Fittest, a whole week filled with science, experiments, crafts, demos and activities- fun for the whole family. Each day will feature different activities, so come every day for something new!

PLUS, the DHDC will be open EXTENDED HOURS during spring break. Enjoy the Discovery Center from 9:30 am until 7:00 pm March 9th – March 16th (12 Noon-4:30 on Sunday the 10th)

Spring Break Spectacular 2019: Survival of the Fittest

Monday, March 11th– The Jumanji Trials

Tuesday, March 12th– Return of the Dinosaurs

Wednesday, March 13th – Survival Techniques

Thursday, March 14th – Pi Day

Friday, March 15th - The Zombie Apocolypse

Plus enjoy the Space Theater, with a different show playing every hour! All exhibits will be open, including our Spring traveling exhibit, Battle of the Titans.

This is NOT a camp or drop-off event. All children must be accompanied by an adult

Address

1200 Streit Dr
Amarillo, TX
79106

General information

DHDC is a fantastic place for families and school groups. We spark curiosity and inspire a passion for lifelong learning. Kids and adults alike have a hard time leaving--the interactions are that compelling! Open on Mondays during summer and holidays.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30
Thursday 09:30 - 16:30
Friday 09:30 - 16:30
Saturday 09:30 - 16:30
Sunday 12:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(806) 355-9547

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