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June 2018

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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July 2018

July Calendar of Activities

July 1 - July 30
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

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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Discover ALL Night

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - July 21 @ 7:00 am

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, Aviation. We'll also edu-tain the whole family with live science demos and activities. A late night pizza snack will satisfy your bellies before a Space…

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August 2018


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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