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.

Register now for our February Code Your Future! This popular 3-week educational class at the Don Harrington Discovery Ce...
01/09/2019

Register now for our February Code Your Future! This popular 3-week educational class at the Don Harrington Discovery Center will teach kids, grades 4 – 8 the elements of programming, from the basics of computer coding to the complexities of crafting their own video games. Your child will learn the basics of languages like Python and Scratch.

This fun programming class will be instructed by Mark Nair, an inventor and entrepreneur.

Technology and computer programming continue to be an increasing component of the future and with the dynamic and challenging curriculum this course offers, students will gain an academic boost toward their future.

Click the link for more information and to register: https://discoverycenteramarillo.org/event/code-your-future/

Special thanks to Khiva Shriners - Amarillo, TX for this cool lighthouse to guide our ship at our entrance! We are grate...
01/09/2019

Special thanks to Khiva Shriners - Amarillo, TX for this cool lighthouse to guide our ship at our entrance! We are grateful for our community and the support we receive. Swing by soon to check out the "Light of Hope" lighthouse!

Check out our member calendar for all of our upcoming activities! We have parachutes today at 1:30 and don't forget Coff...
01/03/2019

Check out our member calendar for all of our upcoming activities! We have parachutes today at 1:30 and don't forget Coffee & Cuties Friday morning at 9:45, 10:45 or 11:45. And, in just over a week RESCUE closes to make way for 'Battle of the Titans'. Make sure you swing by for one last visit!

Join us on Friday January 4th for our monthly installment of Coffee & Cuties. Pick your time- 9:45, 10:45 or 11:45 in ou...
01/02/2019

Join us on Friday January 4th 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 Dinosaurs Roar! We will read the book 'Dinosaur Roar' by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland. We'll learn about meat eaters versus plant eaters, and excavate your own fossil like a paleontologist to take home. And of course, we will also discover what a fossil is and dig for teeth and fossils in our dinosaur bins.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!

Happy New Year! The Discovery Center is looking forward to many new and exciting things happening in 2019! Check out thi...
01/01/2019
Discovery Centers unveils new programs, exhibits and outdoor park for 2019

Happy New Year! The Discovery Center is looking forward to many new and exciting things happening in 2019! Check out this video for a look in to what we expect for this year. http://www.newschannel10.com/2018/12/31/discovery-centers-unveils-new-programs-exhibits-outdoor-park/

Children visiting the Don Harrington Discovery Center celebrated the end of 2018 by exploring exhibits that will be leaving in the next few weeks.

Rescue is still on display at DHDC, but hurry because it's last day is January 13th!
01/01/2019

Rescue is still on display at DHDC, but hurry because it's last day is January 13th!

Parents Night Out is BACK! Happy New Year! Take a relaxing break from the holiday craze and sign your kids up for Parent...
01/01/2019
Parents Night Out

Parents Night Out is BACK! Happy New Year! Take a relaxing break from the holiday craze and sign your kids up for Parents Night Out: Chaotic Concotions! Friday, January 18th from 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Your children ages 4-11 will enjoy dinner from Papa Johns, fun activities and experiments and of course our liquid nitrogen ice cream to top off the evening! Sign up now, some age groups fill up fast. https://discoverycenteramarillo.org/event/parents-night-out-4/

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

01/01/2019

YES, we are OPEN today, New Year’s Day! Start your resolutions off right and come spend some quality time with the family and enjoy hands-on science fun!
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12/31/2018
NewsChannel10

Watch LIVE as we count down to the New Year at NOON! Thank you to NewsChannel10 for coming out and sharing our excitement!

Meteorologist Samantha Thomas and Melissa Gaglione KFDA are celebrating Noon Year’s Eve at the Don Harrington Discovery Center.

Brrr, it's cold and snowy outside! Discovery Center to the RESCUE! Come check out our RESCUE exhibit one more time befor...
12/28/2018

Brrr, it's cold and snowy outside! Discovery Center to the RESCUE! Come check out our RESCUE exhibit one more time before it leaves January 13th. Our 10:30 KinderStudio activity is Kool-aid play doh and at 1:30 is our Tumbling Tops Science Studio Activity. Come play inside! We are open 9:30 - 4:30.

Start your child's new year off with learning! The Discovery Center is offering another computer programming course begi...
12/27/2018
12 reasons to learn Apple’s open-source Swift language

Start your child's new year off with learning! The Discovery Center is offering another computer programming course beginning January 7th that focuses on Swift - the language used in Apple Products including iMacs, iPads, iPhones and many phone apps.

CODE YOUR FUTURE: Swift Coding for Apple Inc. iOS Systems

January 7th – 17th

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This class will allow your child, grades 4-8, to begin understanding the fundamentals of the Swift language and how create their own coding in a fun and inventive manner.

Class size is limited to 14 students and they will receive 12 hours of instruction time. Code your Future: Swift Coding will be instructed by Mark Nair, an inventor and entrepreneur.

Technology and computer programming continue to be an increasing component of the future and with the dynamic and challenging curriculum this course offers, students will gain an academic boost toward their future.

Pricing for the two – week course:

$149 for Members.

$174 for Non-Members.

Register Here: https://63698.blackbaudhosting.com/63698/Code-Your-Future-20-January-19

For more information: https://discoverycenteramarillo.org/event/code-your-future-swift/

If you are a developer, here are few reasons why you might want to learn how to build apps using Apple’s open-source Swift language.

12/27/2018

🎉We will be OPEN on Monday December 31st for our annual NOON Year's Eve family-friendly celebration! Ring in the new year at 12 Noon with TWO giant Balloon Drops, Cookies & Ginger Ale, fun crafts and activities, karaoke and more. The party starts at 9:30 am and goes until 1:00pm- plenty of time for an afternoon nap afterwards. 😃
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Join us as we count down to the new year at NOON! Your family will enjoy fun activities and crafts and two giant, toy-fi...
12/27/2018

Join us as we count down to the new year at NOON! Your family will enjoy fun activities and crafts and two giant, toy-filled balloon drops during our annual Noon Year’s Eve Celebration, a family-friendly celebration to ring in 2019.

Why keep your kids up until midnight? Toast to the new year at noon with ginger ale and cookies at our annual celebration!

Guests will also enjoy all of our exhibits, including our Fall traveling exhibit (which closes in early January), Rescue.

Admission for Noon Year’s Eve is $2 for members and $2 plus regular admission for non-members. Guests will be able to purchase their NYE admission at the front desk upon arrival. Doors open at 9:30 am.

We will be closed on Monday, Christmas Eve and Tuesday, Christmas Day. Spend the day with family and friends, and be sur...
12/23/2018

We will be closed on Monday, Christmas Eve and Tuesday, Christmas Day. Spend the day with family and friends, and be sure to use your 'tree thief'. 😀 We wish you all Happy Holidays! We'll reopen during regular hours on Wednesday.

Don invites you to come make an ornament this weekend! You can make your own 'exploding ornament' during our science stu...
12/21/2018

Don invites you to come make an ornament this weekend! You can make your own 'exploding ornament' during our science studio times at 10:30 am (KinderStudio) and 1:30 pm (while supplies last). Don't forget about our extended holiday hours tonight and tomorrow 5:30 - 8:30 and Let it Snow in our Space Theater. Admission is just $5!

Thanks for coming out this morning, NewsChannel10! We have plenty to offer your children during their Christmas break. C...
12/20/2018
Discovery Center offers extended hours during the holiday break

Thanks for coming out this morning, NewsChannel10! We have plenty to offer your children during their Christmas break. Come visit us!

Admission during these special hours will be only $5 per person (members and those age two and under are still free).

Our first night of extended holiday hours is tonight from 5:30-8:30! Bring your family and friends over for hot chocolat...
12/20/2018

Our first night of extended holiday hours is tonight from 5:30-8:30! Bring your family and friends over for hot chocolate, our special holiday show - Let it Snow - in the Space Theater, and the entire museum is open! Admission is just $5 per person (includes theater, members and under 2 free). Can't make it tonight? Join us Friday or Saturday at the same time. Theater shows will show at 6:00, 6:45 and 7:30 nightly.

Our friends from the Amarillo Police Department will be here again on Saturday after 11:00am with a Patrol Car for you t...
12/14/2018

Our friends from the Amarillo Police Department will be here again on Saturday after 11:00am with a Patrol Car for you to explore alongside our RESCUE exhibit! Thank you APD!

Do you follow the Discovery Center on Instagram? Make sure you do (@DHDCamarillo) so you can see our elf Don's favorite ...
12/12/2018

Do you follow the Discovery Center on Instagram? Make sure you do (@DHDCamarillo) so you can see our elf Don's favorite places! Today he is saving your seat for our seasonal show, 'Let it Snow'. Join us for our Special Holiday Hours with $5 admission and our seasonal show next Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Dec. 20, 21, 22) from 5:30-8:30 pm. The show will play three times each night and is included in the $5 admission. See you soon! (Members are free)

‘Tis the season to discover! We’re opening our doors for MORE hours the week before Christmas so that you can keep o...
12/10/2018

‘Tis the season to discover! We’re opening our doors for MORE hours the week before Christmas so that you can keep out-of-town visitors and kids entertained. The DHDC will be packed with holiday cheer. Join us in the evening on December 20th, 21st, and 22nd from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Admission during these special hours will be only $5 per person (members are still free). There will be a special seasonal showing of "Let it Snow" in the Space Theater several times each night (included in admission) and the café will be open with specials on hot chocolate and popcorn. We’ll see you here!
Please note, we are also open regular business hours all three days as well (9:30 am - 4:30 pm).

Our December Membership Special is still going on! Give those special families in your life a gift that will last all ye...
12/06/2018

Our December Membership Special is still going on! Give those special families in your life a gift that will last all year long. DHDC members enjoy FREE daily visits, discounts on special events and programs like Summer Camps and Parents Night Out, free or Reduced admission to 100's of other museums all over the country, and MORE!
*This special ends December 31st, and can be used for new and renewed memberships.
*This special is only available in person at DHDC or by phone at 806-355-9547 during business hours.
For more info on DHDC memberships follow this link: https://discoverycenteramarillo.org/become-a-member/

Our friends from the Amarillo Police Department will be here again on Saturday from 10:00am until Noon with a Patrol Car...
12/06/2018

Our friends from the Amarillo Police Department will be here again on Saturday from 10:00am until Noon with a Patrol Car for you to explore alongside our RESCUE exhibit! Thank you APD!

Thank you Chick-fil-A Amarillo at Gem Lake Road and McDonald's Amarillo for providing breakfast at our annual Breakfast ...
12/01/2018

Thank you Chick-fil-A Amarillo at Gem Lake Road and McDonald's Amarillo for providing breakfast at our annual Breakfast with Santa event. ❤ community partners!

Thank you Belmar Bakery & Cafe for the amazing cinnamon rolls and cookie decorating at BWS this year.
12/01/2018

Thank you Belmar Bakery & Cafe for the amazing cinnamon rolls and cookie decorating at BWS this year.

Thank you Card My Yard Amarillo for sponsoring Breakfast with Santa! We believe too!
12/01/2018

Thank you Card My Yard Amarillo for sponsoring Breakfast with Santa! We believe too!

Breakfast with Santa is officially underway! Santa is here until 1:00 so you have plenty of time to come celebrate with ...
12/01/2018

Breakfast with Santa is officially underway! Santa is here until 1:00 so you have plenty of time to come celebrate with us!

Want to win 4 FREE tickets to tomorrow's Breakfast with Santa? Head over to our event page, Breakfast With Santa, and te...
11/30/2018

Want to win 4 FREE tickets to tomorrow's Breakfast with Santa? Head over to our event page, Breakfast With Santa, and tell us your favorite holiday tradition on the giveaway post. But, hurry - we will draw a name at NOON today! Don says good luck! If you can't wait until noon, you can purchase discounted admission until 4:30 today using the link below. Tickets are also available at the door tomorrow beginning at 9:00 am.
https://63698.blackbaudhosting.com/63698/page.aspx?pid=196&tab=2&txobjid=6bcdd891-a6db-41d7-b137-1ea5e262e0df

🎁🎁Give the gift that keeps on giving all year long! No, we're not talking about the 'Jelly of the Month Club'. We'...
11/29/2018
December Membership Special

🎁🎁Give the gift that keeps on giving all year long! No, we're not talking about the 'Jelly of the Month Club'. We're talking about a DHDC membership for the special families in your life! Now through December 31st, you can purchase DHDC memberships and SAVE. 🎁🎁
Click the link below to find out more.

Give the gift that loved ones can enjoy all year long, with a Discovery Center Membership! A Discovery Center membership admits members FREE for regular visits, offers discounts on select special events and programs, plus much more!

A BIG shout out and thanks to everyone who supported the Discovery Center during the Panhandle Gives. DHDC raised a litt...
11/28/2018

A BIG shout out and thanks to everyone who supported the Discovery Center during the Panhandle Gives. DHDC raised a little over $5,000 to go towards the Dinos and in December we will find out how much we will receive from the amplification funds.

Ho Ho Ho! Santa is coming soon! The big guy will make his annual stop at the DHDC for a magical morning with his biggest...
11/28/2018

Ho Ho Ho! Santa is coming soon! The big guy will make his annual stop at the DHDC for a magical morning with his biggest fans. Mark your calendars for December 1st from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Tickets are available online NOW! Don't delay, some photo time slots fill up quickly so purchase early for the best selection.

Each attendee (over 1) needs a ticket and you will enjoy:

A delicious family-friendly breakfast.
Merry activities and festive crafts.
Interactive Exhibits.
Science demonstrations.
Photos with Santa himself.

Admission:
Advanced ticket prices: $12 for Members, $17 for Non-Members
At-the-door ticket prices: $14 for Members, $19 for Non-Members

The time slot is just for your photo with Santa time block; you are welcome to attend the event in it’s entirety from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

More information here: https://discoverycenteramarillo.org/event/breakfast-with-santa/
Purchase tickets here: https://63698.blackbaudhosting.com/63698/page.aspx?pid=196&tab=2&txobjid=9327804b-2235-4f42-9301-5c74b658b9ed
Make sure to check out our event page for updates! https://www.facebook.com/events/579023722514333/

Wow! Thank you Pete's Car Smart Kia for investing in the lives of so many in our community! Partners like you make the T...
11/27/2018

Wow! Thank you Pete's Car Smart Kia for investing in the lives of so many in our community! Partners like you make the Texas Panhandle a great place to live, work, and play. #givingtuesday #thepanhandlegives
http://bit.ly/GiveDHDC

Kickoff the Holiday Season by giving back to our community. Visit http://thepanhandlegives2018.everydayhero.do/
to donate today! Heal the City Free Clinic Amarillo Children's Home 24 Hours in the Canyon Don Harrington Discovery Center #ThePanhandleGives2018 #GIVINGTUESDAY #Amarillo

11/27/2018
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You too can have a great time with T-Rex at DHDC...coming soon with your help. Giving Tuesday ends at midnight. You still have time to partner with DHDC and bring the dinos to Amarillo.
CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/GiveDHDC
#thepanhandlegives #givingtuesday

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Wow! Check this out. Happy State Bank showing their love and generosity for the Texas, Panhandle. If you stop by HSB and...
11/27/2018

Wow! Check this out. Happy State Bank showing their love and generosity for the Texas, Panhandle. If you stop by HSB and drop off your check be sure it says DHDC in the memo line. Thank You HSB!

It's #GivingTuesday! Stop by any of our branches and make a donation to your favorite participating organization. We'll be matching funds up to a total match of $1,500 per community, in participating communities where we have branches.

Today is the day! This Giving Tuesday, make your contribution  to the Don Harrington Discovery Center  go further! We ar...
11/27/2018

Today is the day! This Giving Tuesday, make your contribution to the Don Harrington Discovery Center go further! We are so thankful for our generous supporters so far! Use this link and donate now!

http://thepanhandlegives2018.everydayhero.do/

It isn't too late to join our squad and help us reach our goal of Life Size T-Rex and Triceratops at DHDC. Go to http://...
11/27/2018

It isn't too late to join our squad and help us reach our goal of Life Size T-Rex and Triceratops at DHDC.

Go to http://bit.ly/GiveDHDC and click give now to join the dino squad.

#thepanhandlegives #givingtuesday #togetherwemakeadifference #togetherwegetdinos

NASA's InSight will be landing on Mars soon! We know very little about our planetary neighbor, Mars. The InSight Lander ...
11/26/2018
NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

NASA's InSight will be landing on Mars soon! We know very little about our planetary neighbor, Mars. The InSight Lander mission will allow us more "insight" into the interior geology of the planet. Watch live video here: https://mars.nasa.gov/ 👨‍🚀👩‍🚀🚀

NASA’s real-time portal for Mars exploration, featuring the latest news, images, and discoveries from the Red Planet.

You still have time to make and impact and help DHDC earn additional funds! Go to http://bit.ly/GiveDHDC #thepanhandlegi...
11/26/2018
Help Don Harrington Discovery Center make a difference

You still have time to make and impact and help DHDC earn additional funds! Go to http://bit.ly/GiveDHDC
#thepanhandlegives #givingtuesday

Big things are happening at your very own Discovery Center this year and we want you to be a part of it! • With your help life size T-Rex and Triceratops will arrive in January as part of the Spring traveling exhibit. *Did you know that traveling exhibits are a great investment opportunity and 100...

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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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