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Toys: The Inside Story

Opens May 28, 2021 EXPLORE THE INNER WORKINGS OF TOYS! If your parents never let you break open your Etch A Sketch® to find out how it works, or if you’ve been wondering how to stop your toddler’s push toy from making such an infernal racket, you’ll love Toys: The Inside Story. This new exhibition… Read more about Toys: The Inside Story

NOW OPEN!

We’re gearing up for severe weather season in the Texas Panhandle, and the Don Harrington Discovery Center has brought you a BRAND NEW EXHIBIT that will allow our guests to explore STEM Careers.  Visit the first installment of Geared Up and learn what it takes to become a meteorologist and work in broadcast television! Complete with a green… Read more about NOW OPEN!

Geared Up: Futures in STEM

“Geared Up: Futures in STEM” will give children and adults the chance to gear up for a career in STEM by ‘becoming’ a scientist, nurse, meteorologist, pilot, or other STEM professional while learning through play. The “Geared Up: Futures in STEM” will feature two to four learning “pods” on a rotating basis designed to immerse guests in STEM fields. Guests… Read more about Geared Up: Futures in STEM

Hot & Energetic Universe

The planetarium documentary “The Hot and Energetic Universe” presents with the use of Immersive Visualisations and real images the achievements of modern astronomy, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles of electromagnetic radiation, and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics. High Energy Astrophysics plays a key role in understanding… Read more about Hot & Energetic Universe

July Activities

All of our Events are published on our Events Page, but here is a snapshot of everything happening this month! Click on each image for the details.  

Giant Ant Crawler

Did you know an Ant can lift 20 times its own body weight? Also, Ants don’t have lungs! Oxygen enters and carbon dioxide leaves through tiny holes all over their body. Learn this and more about these picnic scavengers and become the Ant in this giant Ant farm! You’ll crawl your way through this maze… Read more about Giant Ant Crawler

From Earth to Universe

30 Minutes The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the… Read more about From Earth to Universe

Planning a Visit Soon? Purchase Admission and See Safety Protocols

WELCOME! Purchase online admission here. We continue to be open regular business hours, offering a safe space for your family to make new discoveries. Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Sunday Noon – 4:30 pm . — UPDATED FACE MASK POLICY— Effective 3/10/21 Guests are encouraged to wear a face-covering during their visit. For… Read more about Planning a Visit Soon? Purchase Admission and See Safety Protocols

Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket

Showing Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11:00am. 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… Read more about Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket

Phantom of the Universe

Showing Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 3:00pm Phantom of the Universe  showcases an exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. The show reveals the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term “dark matter.” It… Read more about Phantom of the Universe

Saturn the Ring World

Showing Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1:00 pm. 22 Minutes Saturn is the true “Lord of the Rings”. After nearly seven years in transit, the two-story Cassini-Huygens spacecraft began orbiting Saturn on July 1, 2004. Cassini continues to explore Saturn and its moons during its extended mission, while the Huygens probe had landed on the… Read more about Saturn the Ring World

Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground is designed to inspire children-directed learning. Giant blue foam blocks of all shapes and sizes, oversized cogs, wheels, spools and tubes stimulate creativity in children of all ages and inspire them to invent their own ways to play. Kids work together to create original structures and make up their own stories, rules and games.… Read more about Imagination Playground