BIG NEWS: No Excuses University!

Discovery Center Announces NEU Affiliation Amarillo, TX – The Don Harrington Discovery Center (DHDC) has been officially accepted into the nationally recognized No Excuses University (NEU) program. If you’ve been inside one of the nearly 25 Elementary, Middle or High School campuses in our area that are a part of the NEU program, you’ll notice… Read more about BIG NEWS: No Excuses University!


NOW OPEN OPEN September 22 – January 19 Search and rescue operations take place every minute, every hour, every day, all around the world. From the air to the sea and on land, responsive operations are lifelines to many people in times of need. But what does a rescue scenario really involve? Who are the… Read more about Rescue

Expedition Reef

Showing daily at 3:00 pm 35 minutes Embark on a journey into the hidden world of coral reefs in this all-digital planetarium show exploring some of our planet’s most biodiverse—and critically threatened—ecosystems. Dive into the heart of the Academy’s iconic Philippine coral reef tank as thousands of tropical fish flutter by. Travel the globe to… Read more about Expedition Reef


Showing daily at 2:00 pm 26 minutes Join Neil deGrasse Tyson in a journey exploring the life of a photon. Start from its creation in the belly of a star, travel across the galaxy and go all the way into the eye of a young stargazing girl. You will learn the structures of the eye… Read more about Seeing

Out There

Showing daily at 1:00 pm 30 minutes The Quest for Extra-solar Worlds will transport viewers from this world to entirely new and foreign ones. ‘Out There’ features the primitive science fiction of early civilizations, to the future space missions that will observe the Universe in greater-than-ever detail and travel to the surfaces and oceans of moons… Read more about Out There

Flight Adventures

Showing Monday-Saturday at 12:00 pm 30 minutes Flight Adventures introduces children and families to the science, technology, and history of flight. The show features NASA’s research and the advancements that have made space travel possible, along with the important role that models have played in flight development. NASA resources include images and experts. Take a… Read more about Flight Adventures

Sleepover under the exhibits!

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,… Read more about Sleepover under the exhibits!

Helium Monument Time Capsule Reveal

The Event 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, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. The items from the time capsule will be revealed and available for viewing during the celebration. The celebration will include the following:… Read more about Helium Monument Time Capsule Reveal


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 airplane, a… Read more about Aviation

Summer Camps!

SUMMER is HERE! 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. Our award-winning summer camps are starting to fill up, so get your children registered today! Discounts are available for members, so… Read more about Summer Camps!