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February 2018

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

February 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Grades 9-12 Join us as we work in association with Pantex to bring over 20 local organizations and businesses that educate and inspire women to follow engineering careers. It will be an afternoon to excite and empower girls to get involved in STEM fields through guest panels, hands-on activities with companies and face-to-face interactions. Each student will leave the event with their own hard hat! EVENT DETAILS Event includes guest speaker panels with Q&A. Schools may leave anytime after 1:30…

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March 2018

Weathering the Storm: The Science of Severe Weather

March 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:45 pm

Grades K-5 As part of Texas Severe Weather Awareness Week, join DHDC and our special guests for an interactive learning adventure where students will explore the science of severe weather and learn how to safely weather the storm. EVENT DETAILS Event includes hands-on learning activities, presentations from the National Weather Service Amarillo, KAMR Chief Meteorologist John Harris* and veteran storm chaser Jason Boggs*, a special one-day only showing of Tornado Alley in the Space Theater and a short exhibit hall time.  *Currently scheduled…

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April 2018

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day!

April 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Grades K-5 Join DHDC, WTAMU and the American Chemical Society as we celebrate our home planet and dive into this year’s theme, Oceans: Dive into Marine Chemistry. Students will explore the chemical aspect of water preservation and keeping our marine life healthy through hands-on learning stations, interactive demonstrations and special guest presentations. EVENT DETAILS Event includes hands-on learning activities, interactive presentations, a Space Theater Show and a short exhibit hall time. Reservation deadline is March 30, 2018, but will close early if event…

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May 2018

DHDC Catapult Challenge 2018

May 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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-points 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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October 2018

ChemiCon 2018: Outerspace!

October 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
TX United States

ChemiCon 2018: Outerspace REGISTER HERE 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. Education Partner Districts: FREE Non-Partner Districts: $5 per student Includes…

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November 2018

5th Annual Egg Drop Engineering Competition

November 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

5th Annual Egg Drop Engineering Competition REGISTER HERE 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.…

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December 2018

Christmas Spectacular

December 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - December 14, 2018 @ 1:45 pm

DHDC Christmas Spectacular REGISTER HERE - Event is full. Registration is closed. 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…

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March 2019

Weathering the Storm

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

Weathering the Storm: The Science of Severe Weather REGISTER HERE 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…

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