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September 2018

September Calendar of Activities

September 1 - September 30
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

There's always something happening at the DHDC. Each month, we publish a calendar that includes everything from events, to special programs and Science Studio activities, to school Family Science Nights. Our members get our monthly calendars mailed to them directly, but you can also view and download a copy here. Need a better view? View and download the PDF.

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Code Your Future – A course in computer programming

September 10 - September 27

CODE YOUR FUTURE: September 10th - 27th (Monday - Thursday, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm) REGISTER NOW! - Registration has ended. This brand new class at the Don Harrington Discovery Center will teach kids, grades 4 - 8 the elements of programming, from the basics of computer coding to the complexities of crafting their own video games. It will be a fun three weeks of creativity and computer design where kids will learn fundamentals of languages such as Python and…

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Helium Monument Time Capsule Reveal

September 29

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: Exciting LIVE Science Demonstrations Live music by Eddie Esler and DJ Gemini An official ceremony marking this historic event will begin at 1:00 pm. Food…

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October 2018

Coffee & Cuties

October 5 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Please join us on Friday, October 5th at 9:45, 10:45 OR 11:45 am for Coffee & Cuties.  Coffee & Cuties offers entertainment for the tots and gives mom, dad or grandparents the opportunity to mingle with other parents! Your child will participate in a story time that is paired with a fun craft or science activity, both led by one of our awesome Science Guides. This month’s theme is Spooooooky Science! Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child…

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Mad Scientist Ball: 10th Anniversary Grand Finale Event

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Click here to purchase your Grand Finale Mad Scientist Ball Tickets! Mark your calendars for the 10th Anniversary of the Mad Scientist Ball! This year will be more MAD than ever - join us on Saturday, October 13th as we say farewell to the Mad Scientist Ball. After 10 years, the Mad Scientist is retiring and he's going out with a bang! This adults-only evening will be full of endless surprises and monstrous fun and wouldn't be complete without a…

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Monster Bash

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Calling all goblins, ghosts, and princesses! Come and experience a safe environment and activities while experimenting with spine-chilling science. Costumed kiddos will also enjoy treat stations, games, and more! Members can enjoy a members-only hour from 5:30-6:30 on both nights. Not a member? Join today and enjoy all the benefits! Admission is $5 per child (1 and up) for Members, $7 per child for Non-Members, chaperones (18 & over) are free. Tickets on sale October 15th so check back soon!…

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Monster Bash

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Calling all goblins, ghosts, and princesses! Come and experience a safe environment and activities while experimenting with spine-chilling science. Costumed kiddos will also enjoy treat stations, games, and more! Members can enjoy a members-only hour from 5:30-6:30 on both nights. Not a member? Join today and enjoy all the benefits! Admission is $5 per child (1 and up), chaperones (18 & over) are free. Tickets on sale October 15th so check back soon!

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November 2018

Coffee & Cuties

November 2 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Please join us on Friday, November 2nd at 9:45, 10:45 OR 11:45 am for Coffee & Cuties.  Coffee & Cuties offers entertainment for the tots and gives mom, dad or grandparents the opportunity to mingle with other parents! Your child will participate in a story time that is paired with a fun craft or science activity, both led by one of our awesome Science Guides. This month’s theme is Pirate School! Arggghh Matey! Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with…

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Discover for a Dollar

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discover family, fun and science for just $1 per person in the evening, courtesy of Pete's Car Smart KIA! Enjoy an evening at the Discovery Center complete with Space Theater shows, live science demonstrations, and critter encounters. Plus enjoy all of our exhibits, including our Fall/Winter traveling exhibit, Rescue! Admission is only $1 per person, and free for members. Discover for a Dollar is generously sponsored by Pete's Car Smart KIA and KAMR Local 4 and Fox 14.

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Parents Night Out

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For children ages 4-11 Enjoy a night out or take advantage of kid-free time to prepare your Thanksgiving meal or Christmas Shop! Children will enjoy cool experiments, hands-on exhibits and dinner provided by Sonic. Theme: Sick Science – Explore science with crazy experiments you can’t do at home! Dinner provider: Sonic. See below for details and sign up at the bottom of this page. Please note, that some age groups fill up fast so don’t wait, make your reservation early! Members: $20…

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December 2018

Breakfast with Santa

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The big guy will make a special stop at the DHDC for a magical morning with his biggest fans! Enjoy a delicious family-friendly breakfast and photos with Santa himself.  Merry activities and festive crafts will also delight the little ones. More details coming soon! Tickets go on sale November 1st.

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Coffee & Cuties

December 7 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Please join us on Friday, December 7th at 9:45, 10:45 OR 11:45 am for Coffee & Cuties.  Coffee & Cuties offers entertainment for the tots and gives mom, dad or grandparents the opportunity to mingle with other parents! Your child will participate in a story time that is paired with a fun craft or science activity, both led by one of our awesome Science Guides. This month’s theme is Holiday science! Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child…

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