We’re taking night at the museum to a whole new level! If you’ve ever wanted to spend the night at the Discovery Center, Discover All Night is your chance! This family sleepover experience allows you camping excitement among our exhibits…without the bugs! Discover All Night will offer plenty of time exploring our exhibits, including the newest addition,… Read more about Sleepover under the exhibits!
Please pardon our dust, but change we must! DHDC is excited to announce a new and improved Space Theater COMING SOON! While the theater receives upgrades, it will be temporarily closed. We apologize for the inconvenience as we keep our commitment to bringing you new discoveries every visit. This project is being completed in 2… Read more about Space Theater Under Construction
The Helium Time Columns Monument Committee in conjunction with the Discovery Center will be hosting an event celebrating the 50 year column opening on September 29, 2018. The items from the time capsule will be revealed and available for viewing during the celebration. Check back for more event details and updates on this celebration. The… Read more about Helium Monument Time Capsule Reveal
Showing Monday-Saturday at 12:00 pm 30 minutes Few objects in the universe hold the power and fascination of these astronomical marvels. What is a black hole? Where do they come from? How do we find them? Students will explore one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe and discover their effects on space… Read more about Black Holes
Soar to new heights and explore the sky above at the Discovery Center this summer! This new exhibit produced by the DHDC in conjunction with Amarillo College and Bell, will offer hands-on experiences like no other! Aviation! is NOW OPEN and will be on display through Labor Day. The Mash Helicopter will be open for… Read more about Come FLY with Us!
Opens June 2nd Soar to new heights and discover the air above us! The BRAND NEW exhibit, Aviation, opens at the Discovery Center on June 2nd! Guests will have the opportunity to be inspired by all kinds of in-flight science! Learn how a wing is created and built. Explore real hands-on components of aviation equipment such as… Read more about Aviation
Showing Daily at 3:00 pm 25 minutes Unleashing the imaginations of people of all ages, the Fantasy Light Show takes guests on the ride of a lifetime! Through computer-generated imagery, viewers will enjoy a roller coaster ride, travel on an infinity loop and journey through virtual worlds full of vibrant color and movement. Set to a fun,… Read more about Fantasy Light Show
Showing Daily at 1:00 pm 40 minutes Become immersed in a miniature world where a leaf weighs as much as a car, a single raindrop can quench the largest thirst and a blade of grass soars like a skyscraper. Bugs! gives its audience an up-close view of the extraordinary world of insects and introduces a lively cast… Read more about Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure
SUMMER is HERE! The Discovery Center Summer Camps gives kids a perfect mix of learning and fun! Which is why the DHDC has been voted *BEST DAY CAMP* for 5 years in a row. Our award-winning summer camps are starting to fill up, so get your children registered today! Discounts are available for members, so… Read more about Summer Camps!
Need to play some more? The Medi Park playground and splash pad are right next door!
Adjacent to the Discovery Center, Medi Park is a waterside park offering a children’s playground, splash pad, ducks and picnic tables.
**The Discovery Center will be hosting an event celebrating the 50 year column opening in September of 2018. Please check our events page for details and updates on this celebration. The Helium Centennial Time Columns Monument was erected in Amarillo, Texas during 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of helium. Amarillo was selected for… Read more about The Helium Monument