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May 2018

May Calendar of Activities

May 4 - May 31

There's always something happening at the DHDC. Each month, we publish a calendar that includes everything from events, to special programs and Science Studio activities, to school Family Science Nights. Our members get our monthly calendars mailed to them directly, but you can also view and download a copy here. Need a better view? View and download the PDF.

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June 2018

June 2nd- Grand Opening of Aviation!

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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! Join us as we unveil our new exhibit, Aviation! Members can enjoy a special members-only area serving donuts from 9:30am - Noon (or until supplies last). Not a member? DHDC Members get the best perks, like special members-only exhibit specials, free daily visits, discounts…

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2018 Summer Camps

June 4 - July 27

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. The learning opportunities are rich with updated, science-based curriculum and qualified teachers. Plus each camp is jam-packed with hands-on science activities and experiments, crafts, discovery and FUN!! Each week has a different theme for each age group. Summer Camps are offered for ages 3 through entering 6th grade. Click…

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June 8th- Camp Iwanna

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

BUY TICKETS NOW! Save the date for this amazingly fun event for the terminally immature. This adults-only evening will take you back to the summer camp days of your childhood, but with a grown-up twist, featuring refreshing beverages and camp-inspired cuisine. Science inspired activities will also excite the young at heart! The early birds gets the worm! Be a happy camper and SAVE when you purchase your tickets NOW through May 25th. Members- $30 per person Non-Members- $40 per person…

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Discover for a Dollar

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discover family, fun and science for just $1 per person in the evening, courtesy of ER Now! 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 NEW summer exhibit, Aviation! Admission is only $1 per person, and free for members. Discover for a Dollar is generously sponsored by ER Now and KAMR Local 4 and Fox 14.

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Father’s Day

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dads are SUPER. So treat Dad to a super fun day filled with SCIENCE! Dads admitted FREE on Father's Day!

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EXPLODE!

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us as we explore the science of combustion at this family-friendly Independence Day event. We'll celebrate the USA with combustions and explosions every half-hour, and patriotic crafts and activities for all ages. $5 per person for admission and a wristband to participate in all activities. Veterans and active military members are admitted Free with I.D. Tickets on sale June 11.

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August 2018

Mindfest

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An all-day festival for everyone with a curious or playful mind. Come build, invent, explore, create, dance, reflect or just play! Museum admission pricing: All Mindfest activities are included free with guest admission to DHDC.

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September 2018

Code Your Future – A course in computer programming

September 10 - September 27

CODE YOUR FUTURE: September 10th - 27th (Monday - Thursday, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm) This brand new 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. It will be a fun three weeks of creativity and computer design where kids will learn fundamentals of languages such as Python and Swift, while making the computer do…

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Helium Monument Time Capsule Reveal

September 29

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.

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October 2018

Mad Scientist Ball: 10th Anniversary Grand Finale Event

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Mark your calendars for the 10th Anniversary of the Mad Scientist Ball! This year will be more MAD than ever - join us on Saturday, October 13th as we say farewell to the Mad Scientist Ball. After 10 years, the Mad Scientist is retiring and he's going out with a bang. This adults-only evening will be full of endless surprises and monstrous fun and wouldn't be complete without a performance from your favorite outer space band, The Space Rockers! Stay…

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