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August 2018

August Calendar of Activities

August 1 - August 31
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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Parents Night Out

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For children ages 4-11 REGISTER NOW! School is back in session and so is Parents Night Out! Take a break and leave the kids with us.  Children will enjoy cool experiments, hands-on exhibits and dinner provided by 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! Theme: Flight School – Explore the in's and out's of planes, helicopters and more! Members:…

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September 2018

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! 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 Swift, while making the…

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Helium Monument Time Capsule Reveal

September 29

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 Trucks will…

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October 2018

Mad Scientist Ball: 10th Anniversary Grand Finale Event

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

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 performance from your favorite outer space band, The Space Rockers! MSB…

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