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October 2019

October Calendar of Activities

October 1 - October 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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The Big Deal

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

Buy your tickets NOW! 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…

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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 with spooky activities while experimenting with spine-chilling science. Costumed kiddos will also enjoy treat stations, face painting, games, and more from our vendors. And, don't forget to visit our Secret Agent Training grounds in the basement! Can you pass the test? Special treat stations provided by: - Amarillo Public Library - Amarillo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics - Exceptional Emergency Center - Extreme Martial Arts - Pete's Car Smart…

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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 with spooky activities while experimenting with spine-chilling science. Costumed kiddos will also enjoy treat stations, games, and more from our vendors. And, don't forget to visit our Secret Agent Training grounds in the basement! Can you pass the test? Special treat stations provided by: - Amarillo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics - Amarillo Public Library - Amarillo Sod Poodles - Extreme Martial Arts - Panhandle Plains Historical Museum -…

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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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Code Your Future: Game Design and Computer Programming

November 4 @ 4:30 pm - November 14 @ 6:30 pm

CODE YOUR FUTURE: Game Design and Programming November 4th - 14th (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 programming…

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Discover for a Dollar

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

Discover family, fun and science for just $1 per person in the evening!  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 exhibit, All Charged Up! Admission is only $1 per person courtesy of Pete's Car Smart KIA, and free for members. Discover for a Dollar is generously sponsored by Pete's Car Smart KIA. Discover for a Dollar is also supported by…

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Parents Night Out

November 15 @ 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 Sonic. Theme: Science of Illusion -  Discover the science behind some awesome magic tricks! 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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December 2019

Coffee & Cuties

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

Please join us on Friday, December 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: Holiday Science Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child or step…

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Breakfast with Santa

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ho Ho Ho! Santa is coming soon! The big guy will make a special stop at the DHDC for a magical morning with his biggest fans. Come and enjoy: A delicious family-friendly breakfast. Merry activities and festive crafts. Interactive Exhibits. Science demonstrations. Photos with Santa himself. Admission: details and link coming soon What you need to know: Ages 1 and up must have a ticket to attend. 1 pose per family* and 1 printed photo per ticket is included. You…

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Noon Year’s Eve

December 31 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

Join us as we count down to the new year with science experiments, demonstrations and a balloon drop during our annual Noon Year's Eve Celebration, a family-friendly celebration to ring in 2020. Why keep your kids up until midnight? Ring in 2020 at noon with our annual celebration! Noon Year's Eve guests can expect: Dynamic Science demos Crafts, including New Year's hats and noise makers. Ginger ale and cookies to toast to the new year. Fun exhibits, including our Fall traveling…

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