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July 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Pre-purchase your Explode! admission HERE! – Online sales have ended. Purchase your admission beginning at 6:00 pm at the front entrance.

(Online sales end July 2nd at 1:00 pm. Admission is available at the door.)

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 (first demo at 6:30), 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’
  • Firework Art – create your own masterpieces, without the fire!
  • Oobleck – our popular oobleck pool will be back by popular demand!
  • Dunk Tank – our police officers are always great sports, taking turns in our dunk tank! Here’s your chance to dunk some of Amarillo’s finest.
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course with Exceptional Emergency Center.
  • Explore and Play with our sidewalk chalk, bubbles and corn hole outside.
  • Combustions and Explosions beginning at 6:30 and continuing every half-hour.
  • And so much more inside and outside!

All American treats include:

  • FREE hot dogs provided by DHDC and cooked by the Bell cook team
  • Water from Sonic
  • Patriotic sno-cones from SnoBall Stop (additional fee)



$5 per person for admission and a wristband to participate in all activities. Veterans and active military members are admitted Free with I.D.

Skip the line, and pre-purchase your tickets online. – Online sales have ended. Purchase your admission beginning at 6:00 pm at the front entrance.


Demonstration Schedule:

6:30 – Fire Truck Hose Down

7:00 – 12 Soda Salute

7:30 – Trash Can Chaos

8:00 – Elephant Toothpaste

8:30 – Nitrogen Cannon


Explode is generously sponsored by Exceptional Emergency Center, KAMR Local 4 and Fox 14 and Townsquare Media.