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October 2018

ChemiCon 2018: Outerspace!

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
TX United States

ChemiCon 2018: Outerspace REGISTER HERE - Registration opens August 22nd. Grades 6-8 As part of National Chemistry Week, DHDC has teamed up with WTAMU and the American Chemical Society to create a day of experiential learning for area students. Through a series of hands-on learning activities and interactive demonstrations, students will investigate this year's National Chemistry Week theme, Outerspace: Chemistry Out of This World. EVENT DETAILS Reservation deadline is October 4, 2018. Register here - opens August 22. Education Partner Districts:…

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November 2018

5th Annual Egg Drop Engineering Competition

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

5th Annual Egg Drop Engineering Competition Grades 5-12 The messiest engineering competition in Texas is back for another round! Student teams will create their best egg-cradling device and bring it to DHDC for a 20-foot drop from our scissor lift. Avoid a gooey egg-splosion to earn max points. Awards are given for the top overall scores in each age division, best use of recycled materials and most innovative overall device design. EVENT DETAILS No entry fee for competition. Maximum of…

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December 2018

Christmas Spectacular

December 10 @ 9:30 am - December 14 @ 1:45 pm
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

DHDC Christmas Spectacular Grades K-5 This event sells out quickly, book early to reserve your spot! The DHDC Christmas Spectacular is a fun-filled day of holiday-themed activities which immerse students in interactive learning opportunities. Students will have a blast participating in activities like St. Nick's Science Show and making their own make-and-take activities. Teachers will love this hassle-free day of learning with no messy classroom to clean up afterward! The event also includes a special showing of our limited edition,…

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March 2019

Weathering the Storm

March 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:45 pm

Weathering the Storm: The Science of Severe Weather Grades K-5 Weathering the Storm: The Science of Severe Weather is a day full of weather-related activities including presentations by KAMR Chief Meteorologist John Harris* and storm chaser Jason Boggs* and the National Weather Service Amarillo, a hands-on weather learning lab with stations exploring the science of severe weather, and a one-day-only showing of Tornado Alley in the DHDC Space Theater, all designed for students to explore the science of severe weather and…

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April 2019

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day!

April 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day! Join DHDC, West Texas A&M University, and the American Chemical Society as we celebrate our home planet and examine the chemistry of paper products with this year's theme, Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper. Students will explore the chemical compounds and capabilities of paper products through hands-on learning stations, interactive demonstrations, and special guest presentations. Groups are welcome to stay after the conclusion of the event for extra exhibit hall time if their travel schedule allows. Rotation…

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May 2019

DHDC Catapult Challenge

May 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

DHDC Catapult Challenge Grades 5-12 Student teams will test their engineering and design skills and expand their knowledge of math and physics as they create and construct a catapult to compete for eternal glory! Awards will be given for top teams in each age division, along with non-point awards for the Fiercest Fighter (best overall catapult design) and the Innovator's Award (most creative or original catapult design). Event Details No entry fee for competition. Maximum of 5 students per team. Limit of 10…

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