Come FLY with Us!

Summer will be here soon, which means we’ll be changing once again to keep you discovering! The DHDC will be opening it’s newest exhibit on June 2nd, and it’s nothing you’ve ever seen before! Soar to New Heights and read all about Aviation!


Coming Soon! 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 an… Read more about Aviation

Fantasy Light Show

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

Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure

Showing Daily at 2:00 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

Two Small Pieces of Glass

Showing Daily at 1:00 pm 30 minutes What’s so important about a telescope? Galileo’s telescopic observations began a revolution, transforming our views of the cosmos and our place within. In Two Small Pieces of Glass students are introduced to the telescope and learn about the amazing discoveries made by Galileo and others through telescopic observations.… Read more about Two Small Pieces of Glass

The Future is Wild

Showing Tuesday-Saturday at 12 Noon. 30 minutes Based on the popular documentary series on Animal Planet, The Future is Wild explores how the Earth might change in the coming years and speculates how modern-day animals may have to adapt to new environments of the distant future. A team of over 100 animators and scholars transformed… Read more about The Future is Wild

Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket

Showing Tuesday-Saturday at 11:00 am 30 minutes Embark on an amazing expedition as students join two children who build a rocket out of a refrigerator box and take a fantastic journey through the Solar System alongside their ship’s navigator, a talking astronomy book. Viewers will explore the planets of the solar system in this animated… Read more about Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket

Summer Camps!

Just 60 days of school until SUMMER and you should start making plans for the kids to stay sharp and learning before the next school year begins! 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… Read more about Summer Camps!

Medi Park

Adjacent to the Discovery Center, Medi Park is a waterside park offering a children’s playground, splash pad, ducks and picnic tables.

The Helium Monument

**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

Amarillo Botanical Gardens

Native flora are showcased over four acres of seasonal gardens, with an indoor tropical conservatory.