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April 2020

Celebrate Earth Day: Protecting Our Planet Through Chemistry

April 24, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY REGISTRATION FORM Grades K-5 Join DHDC, West Texas A&M University, and the American Chemical Society as we celebrate our home planet and examine how we can protect Earth through Chemistry. This year's theme will let students explore various ways to recycle, reduce, and reuse by using chemistry. Groups will explore hands-on learning, listen to guest presentations, and participate in interactive demonstrations from DHDC, WTAMU and the American Chemical Society. Event Details Event includes hands-on learning activities, interactive…

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May 2020

DHDC Catapult Challenge

May 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

CATAPULT CHALLENGE REGISTRATION FORM 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…

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November 2020

VIRTUAL Demonstration: St. Nick’s Science Show

November 30, 2020 - December 31, 2020

DISTANCE LEARNING VIRTUAL DEMONSTRATION St. Nick’s Science Show For schools unable to travel this holiday season, we have virtual options to keep your students in the holiday spirit and learning at the same time! Ever wonder how Santa fits down the chimney? Or how his sleigh flies? Well, a little bit of Christmas Spirit, joyful cheer, and Santa's magic is all you need to be a part of this winter wonder Science Live show! Join us for St. Nick's Science…

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VIRTUAL Science Lab: Ooey Gooey Grinch Science

November 30, 2020 - December 31, 2020

**NEW** VIRTUAL SCIENCE LAB Ooey Gooey Grinch Science Virtual labs include materials for your entire class to participate in a holiday-themed science experiment in the classroom, while we teach via zoom (or preferred platform). Join us as we guide your students through the Grinch's favorite activity: testing and creating different oozes! Variables, constants, solutions, mixtures, and physical vs. chemical changes are just a few of the scientific principles we will investigate in this interactive lab. Classroom kits will be delivered…

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December 2020

Christmas Spectacular

December 10, 2020 @ 9:30 am - December 18, 2020 @ 1:30 pm

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR The DHDC has LIMITED spots left for our Christmas Spectacular event! Make your reservation today! Join us for a fun-filled day of holiday-themed activities that will immerse students in interactive learning opportunities. Students will have a blast participating in activities like St. Nick's Science Show and crafting their own make-and-take projects. Teachers will love this hassle-free day of learning with no messy classroom to clean up afterward! The event includes a special showing of our limited edition, full-dome…

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April 2021

Celebrate Earth Day

April 23, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Join DHDC, West Texas A&M University and the American Chemical Society as we celebrate our home planet and examine how we can protect Earth through science. Groups will explore through hands-on learning, listening to guest presentations, and participating in interactive demonstrations. Rotation schedules will include a scheduled lunchtime (lunches not provided).   REGISTRATION DETAILS Grades K-5 Education Partner Districts:  FREE Non-Partner Districts: $5 per student CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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October 2021

ChemiCon 2021: Fast or Slow, Chemistry Makes it Go

October 22, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:45 pm
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States
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REGISTER HERE! As part of National Chemistry Week, DHDC has teamed up with 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, Fast or Slow; Chemistry Makes it Go! Grades 6-8 EVENT DETAILS Reservation deadline is October 10, 2021. Education Partner Districts: FREE Non-Partner Districts: $5 per student Includes hands-on labs, guest presentations, and exhibit hall…

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November 2021

Annual Egg Drop Engineering Competition

November 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States
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EGG DROP REGISTRATION FORM 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 the competition. Maximum of 5…

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December 2021

Christmas Spectacular 2021

December 8, 2021 - December 16, 2021
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR The DHDC has LIMITED spots for our Christmas Spectacular event! Make your reservation today! Join us for a fun-filled day of holiday-themed activities that will immerse students in interactive learning opportunities. Students will have a blast participating in activities like St. Nick's Science Show and crafting their own make-and-take projects. Teachers will love this hassle-free day of learning with no messy classroom to clean up afterward! The event includes a special showing of our limited edition, full-dome Christmas…

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March 2022

Weathering the Storm: The Science of Severe Weather

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 1:45 pm

WEATHERING THE STORM REGISTRATION FORM  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*, a hands-on weather learning lab with stations exploring the science of severe weather, and a weather program shown in the DHDC Space Theater, all designed for students to explore the science of severe weather and learn how to safely weather the storm. EVENT DETAILS Reservation…

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April 2022

Celebrate Earth Day

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:45 pm

REGISTER HERE Join DHDC, West Texas A&M University, and the American Chemical Society as we celebrate our home planet and examine how we can protect Earth through science. Groups will explore through hands-on learning, listening to guest presentations, and participating in interactive demonstrations. Rotation schedules will include a scheduled lunchtime (lunches not provided). REGISTRATION DETAILS Grades K-5 Education Partner Districts:  FREE Non-Partner Districts: $5 per student CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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May 2022

DHDC Catapult Challenge 2022

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

CATAPULT CHALLENGE REGISTRATION FORM HERE 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 to top teams in each age division, along with other fun categories. Event Details No entry fee for the competition. Maximum of 5 students per team. Limit of 10 team entries per campus. Students compete in four age divisions: Grades…

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