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January 2020

January Activities

January 1 - January 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. 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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Code Your Future

January 27 @ 4:30 pm - February 13 @ 6:30 pm

CODE YOUR FUTURE: January 27th – February 13th (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm) REGISTER NOW! - Registration is closed.  This educational 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…

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February 2020

Amazing Butterflies Grand Opening

February 1 @ 9:30 am - May 17 @ 4:30 pm

Join us as we open our NEW Spring 2020 traveling exhibit, Amazing Butterflies! Embark on a challenging journey teeming with friends and foes revealing the unusual relationship between caterpillars, butterflies, and their natural surroundings. Enter the interactive maze through the huge monarch caterpillar tunnel. Adventure through the leaves, learn how to move like a caterpillar, discover an ant that reaps the reward of an unusual friendship, then transform into a butterfly and take flight! Together, families will explore this interactive…

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Coffee & Cuties

February 7 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

Please join us on Friday, February 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. Theme: Candy Creations Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child or step…

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Beerology: Science on Tap

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE! The DHDC is brewing up some fun with our popular annual AfterDark event, Beerology:  Science on Tap! Join us on Friday February 7th, from 7-10 pm. You’ll enjoy a schooner sized portion of fun with:  - Live music from Texas Love Company  - Plenty of Craft beer to go ’round with selections from Budweiser Distributing, Pondaseta, Long Wooden Spoon and Six Car.  - Pub-inspired food and cooking with beer demonstrations by Chef Bud Anderson.  - Beer talks…

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Parents Night Out

February 14 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

REGISTER HERE For children ages 4-11 Enjoy a romantic Valentine's Date Night and leave the kids with us! Children will enjoy cool experiments, hands-on exhibits and dinner from Sonic. Theme: Pirateology – Board our ship and learn more about the science behind being a buccaneer! 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…

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March 2020

Coffee & Cuties

March 6 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Please join us on Friday, March 6th 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: Wacky Weather Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child or step…

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Pi Day

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

It’s Einstein’s birthday, and we are counting down to Pi Day on 3.14 at 1:59 pm (Pi = 3.1415926).  Join us for a FREE slice of pie* and the most fun you will ever have with math. Math never tasted so good. *While supplies last

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Mad Scientist Spring Break Camp

March 16 - March 20

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Back for it's second year! Due to popular demand and the success of this camp last year, we have brought it back in 2020 with an added camp! The DHDC will be offering a Spring break Camp for kids in grades 1st-2nd and 3rd-4th. Discover science through a Mad Scientist’s crazy creations! Explore chemistry, biology, physics and more by dissecting cow eyes, exploring the solar system and creating fizzing concoctions. Spring Break Camp occurs each day during…

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Spring Break Spectacular 2020

March 16 - March 20

Enjoy fun themed activities each day of Spring Break! More details coming soon!

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Parents Night Out

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

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: Forces of Nature – Dive into the science of storms and discover the skills needed to become a storm chaser! Please note, that some age groups fill up fast so don’t wait, make your reservation early! Members: $23 for first child, $18 for each additional. Non-Members: $28 for first child, $23 for each additional.…

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April 2020

Coffee & Cuties

April 3 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Please join us on Friday, April 3rd 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: Early Engineering Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child or step…

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