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July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Online sales are closed. Admission is available at the door at 5:00 and 7:00.

Launch your family’s Independence Day week with a bang! Join us as we explore the science of combustion at this family-friendly Independence Day event. We’ll celebrate the USA with combustions and explosions every half-hour, All-American treats and patriotic crafts and activities for all ages.

Explosive fun for all includes:

  • Water Rockets – see how high in the sky you can launch our ‘rockets’
  • Patriotic Oobleck – oobleck will be back by popular demand!
  • Visit with APD officers and sit in a patrol car! Officers will be on-site 6:00 – 8:00.
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Explosion in a Bag! – mix household ingredients to create your own explosion!
  • Combustions and Explosions every half-hour. (see schedule below)
  • Pizza Nomad food truck – don’t worry about cooking, grab a bite before or after your visit! (additional fee)
  • Cool off with Sno-cones from Kona Ice! (additional fee, a portion of proceeds will be donated to DHDC)
  • Bubble tables and more!

Demonstration Schedule:

5:30 & 7:30 – Soda Salute

6:00 & 8:00 – Watermelon Explosion

6:30 & 8:30 – Trash Can Chaos

Fire Power – Amarillo firefighters will be here* to hose guests down to beat the heat…or just for fun!
*AFD will be onsite unless called to emergency

Click the time to purchase your admission:
5:00 – 7:00
7:00 – 9:00

Admission is $5 for members and $8 for non-members and includes all activities. Veterans and active military members are admitted Free with I.D.


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