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!
Grades 3-12 30 minutes What’s so important about a telescope? Galileo’s telescopic observations began a revolution, transforming our views of the cosmos and our place within. In Two Small Pieces of Glass students are introduced to the telescope and learn about the amazing discoveries made by Galileo and others through telescopic observations. Explore how telescopes… Read more about Two Small Pieces of Glass
Need to play some more? The Medi Park playground and splash pad are right next door!
Adjacent to the Discovery Center, Medi Park is a waterside park offering a children’s playground, splash pad, ducks and picnic tables.
The Helium Centennial Time Columns Monument was erected in Amarillo, Texas during 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of helium. Amarillo was selected for its central role in the US Government’s strategic helium reserve and the gas production from the Cliffside Gas Field beginning in 1927. The Bureau of Mines placed the… Read more about The Helium Monument
Native flora are showcased over four acres of seasonal gardens, with an indoor tropical conservatory.
Grades Pre-K-3 30 minutes A research mission gone awry, an interplanetary villain and a tour of the solar system are all featured in this animated full-dome film based on the award-winning PBS television series. Students join the Zula Patrol as they gather samples of weather for scientist Multo’s research. As the Zula Patrol attempt to… Read more about Zula Patrol: Under the Weather
Grades 3-12 30 minutes Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back in time to witness the birth of the universe. In this breathtaking excursion viewers witness the formation of a galaxy and explore some of the most wondrous nebulae ever discovered. As the adventure continues, students… Read more about Wonders of the Universe
Grades 3-12 40 minutes Fifty years after launching our dreams into space, we’re left with a troubling legacy: tens of millions of pieces of orbiting debris in an ever-growing ring of debris which threatens the safety of our planetary orbits. Space Junk takes students on a journey which examines this very real problem and explores the challenges… Read more about Space Junk
Grades 3-12 40 minutes Egypt is a land of mystery whose culture and civilization were among the earliest in human history. Stars of the Pharaohs transports students to ancient Egypt to investigate the connection Egyptians felt with the stars and other astronomical phenomena and examine how this connection influenced their culture and society. Through an exploration of… Read more about Stars of the Pharaohs
Grades 1-8 20 minutes Secrets of the Sun provides an in-depth look at the Sun’s role in the life of our solar system. From nuclear forces churning at the heart of the Sun, to mass ejections of solar material into surrounding space, students will discover the power of the Sun and its impact on the planets—and… Read more about Secrets of the Sun
Grades Pre-K-3 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 this animated feature. TEKS Correlation… Read more about Secret of the Cardboard Rocket