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September 2019

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. In addition to our monthly museum calendar, we also publish a calendar of activities that is specific to our KinderStudio. Click…

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Dark Week

September 16 - September 20

Bear with us as the museum goes dark for one week. We are committed to making science exciting, relevant and interesting to all types of learners, bringing families and community closer together, and nurturing the individual genius that is within each of us. Your DHDC will be closed September 16-20 to install new exhibits and make repairs to the building. We will reopen for the Member-only opening of our brand NEW exhibit produced by the DHDC Exhibits team, All Charged…

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All Charged Up! Member Opening

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DHDC Members are invited to attend a preview of our newest seasonal exhibit, All Charged Up! before it opens to the public. Spark your curiosity of the wonders of electricity in this interactive exhibit. Just as Ben Franklin engaged in hands-on experimentation with electricity, you will too! Insulate yourself from the hair-raising, static electricity effects of the Van de Graaf generator. Explore energy consumption, generation, and how to interact safely around this important form of energy.  Learn about the important…

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All Charged Up! Grand Opening

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for the grand opening of our NEW seasonal exhibit, All Charged Up! Spark your curiosity of the wonders of electricity in this interactive exhibit. Just as Ben Franklin engaged in hands-on experimentation with electricity, you will too! Insulate yourself from the hair-raising, static electricity effects of the Van de Graaf generator. Explore energy consumption, generation, and how to interact safely around this important form of energy. Learn about the important jobs of the lineman and electrical engineers and…

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Parents Night Out

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

REGISTER HERE For children ages 4-11 Enjoy a night out or take advantage of kid-free time! Children will enjoy cool experiments, hands-on exhibits and dinner from Chick-fil-A. Theme: Engineer This – Be put to the test in our engineering challenges. Please note, that some age groups fill up fast so don’t wait, make your reservation early! Members: $20 for first child, $15 for each additional. Non-Members: $25 for first child, $20 for each additional. Space is limited and reservations must…

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Steve Spangler Live!

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S Buchanan Street
Amarillo, TX 79101 United States
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The DHDC is hosting a very special guest for STEM Boot Camp for area Educators on September 28th, and as a THANK YOU to our community, Members and visitors, Steve Spangler will be presenting a public event just for you too! Bring your family and come listen and be amazed as Steve inspires the Scientists & Engineers of the future and helps to nurture the curiosity in us all. Who is Steve Spangler?  You only have to spend a few…

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Code Your Future: Game Design and Computer Programming

September 30 @ 4:30 pm - October 10 @ 6:30 pm

CODE YOUR FUTURE: Game Design and Programming September 30th – October 10th (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm) REGISTER NOW!  This two-week, educational class at the Don Harrington Discovery Center will teach kids, grades 4 – 8 game design and computer programming. Students will learn coding and technology by creating their own video game with GameMaker, Python, and Minecraft! They’ll learn the real secrets of building and programming your most creative game ideas with today's most popular…

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October 2019

Coffee & Cuties

October 4 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Please join us on Friday, October 4th 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. Theme: Spooky Science Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child or step…

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The Big Deal

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The wait is almost over! The next big Discover AfterDark is coming. The Mad Scientist has retired but he asks you to Save the Date and make plans to get buzzy with us at The Big Deal! For the first time in Amarillo, T.B.D. guests can witness an electrifying performance by ArcAttack! ArcAttack is a performance art group that specializes in Tesla coil music, high voltage stunts and educational outreach and has been dubbed the world's most dangerous rock band.…

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Monster Bash

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 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 from our vendors. And, don't forget about our kid-friendly SPOOKY MAZE in the basement! Can you find your way out?? 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,…

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Monster Bash

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 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 from our vendors. And, don't forget about our kid-friendly SPOOKY MAZE in the basement! Can you find your way out?? 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,…

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November 2019

Coffee & Cuties

November 1 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Please join us on Friday, November 1st 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. Theme: Pirate School Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child or step…

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