Visitors: 155,775 in 2016

Plan A Visit

Your visit to the Don Harrington Discovery Center will include an entire day of fun and learning. In order to get the best possible experience, sometimes a little planning can help. Read each section below and start mapping out your visit. If you prefer spontaneous trips, our Science Guides will give you schedules and a facilities map upon your arrival to get you started exploring the DHDC!

Hours

To see all that the DHDC has to offer, it is necessary to visit during operating hours!
Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Sunday- Noon-4:30 pm
Open New Year’s Day.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Open on Mondays during the summer months and on AISD school holidays.

Location

Located in the Harrington Regional Medical Center
1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, Texas 79106
806-355-9547
Look for the blue roof! 
See map by clicking here
Driving Directions
Heading East on I-40: Take the Coulter Street exit and turn left (heading north). Go north on Coulter to Wallace Blvd (2nd light past I-40). Turn right on Wallace, right on Hagy (the next street) and left on Streit Dr (the next left). The Discovery Center will be on your left.
Heading West on I-40: Take the Coulter Street exit and turn right (heading north). Go north on Coulter to Wallace Blvd (2nd light past I-40). Turn right on Wallace, right on Hagy (the next street) and left on Streit Dr (the next left). The Discovery Center will be on your left.

Admission Prices

General Individual Admission

Adults- $11
Children (3-12)- $8
Students (13-22), (with college I.D.)- $8
Children under 2- Free
Military (with I.D.)- $8
Seniors (60+)- $8

Public Groups

Are you bringing a group of 15 or more people? The DHDC offers group rates so bring all of your friends! 

Discounted Group Rates

Adults: $10
Children: $7
Seniors/Students: $7

Group Reservations
Phone: (806) 355-9547 ext 107
Email: reservations@dhdc.org

Group Reservations Policy:

  • Minimum of 15 people to be considered a group.
  • Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Reservations are limited to 90 guests per Space Theater show.
  • Your group MUST arrive at the Discovery Center at least 15 minutes prior to Space Theater show time. There will be NO LATE SEATING.

Space Theater Shows are included in museum admission. See our Space Theater Schedule. 

Organization Groups

Do you have a residential or commercial organization? We have special group rates for you too! Click here for Organization Group policies and pricing. 

Space Theater Schedule

Space Theater shows are included in regular admission. 

Monday-Saturday

11 am- Zula Patrol
12 pm- Stars of the Pharaohs
1 pm- Bugs
2 pm- Space Junk
3 pm- Fantasy Light Show

Sunday

1 pm- Bugs
2 pm- Space Junk
3 pm- Fantasy Light Show

See descriptions of the shows here.

Monthly Calendar

What's going on at the DHDC this month? Click here to see our monthly calendar that we mail out to our members each month. It will keep you up-to-date on our scheduled events, exhibit news, holidays and Family Science Nights. 

Kinderstudio Calendar

Designed for our youngest scientists, KinderStudio is a permanent exploration space for children ages 0-6. Interactive, imaginative play areas feature a climbing structure, tumbling space with mats, a lighted performance stage, and hands-on manipulatives such as blocks, tubes, and toys. Each week in KinderStudio, we offer instructed, hands-on science activities and crafts for children 6 and under. Be sure to check our monthly KinderStudio calendar so your little ones don’t miss out on a special DHDC experience. 
For a calendar of this month's KinderStudio activities, please click here

 

Saturday Science Live!

Visit the DHDC on Saturdays and have a special experience. Saturday Science Live! explores the wild world of science in demonstrations guaranteed to wow audiences of all ages. Through captivating experiments and audience participation, Science Live! creates a one of a kind learning experience. Saturday Science Live! demonstrations take place each Saturday at 12 noon and 3:30 pm.