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November 2019

Code Your Future: Game Design and Computer Programming

November 4, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - November 14, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

REGISTER HERE! - Online sales are now closed. Please call 806.355.9547 to register your children. Limited space is still available. 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…

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December 2019

December Calendar of Activities

December 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
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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BOGO Membership Sale

December 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Having a hard time finding the perfect gift for that special family? This month the DHDC is offering a BOGO 50% off Family or Family Plus membership SALE! With this BOGO you can extend your own membership for a year AND Give one membership for those special families on your list, OR just give 2 as a gift! Give the gift of science this holiday season! This membership sale is good from Black Friday November 29th through December 31st. Discounted…

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Coffee & Cuties

December 6, 2019 @ 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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Santa’s Jolly Jamboree

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Enjoy a jolly good time filled with cheerful activities and delightful crafts to celebrate the holiday season! Santa will be here until 1:00 pm, so stop by and get a picture with the big guy!** Watch out for the Grinch! He will be sulking around looking to steal Santa's thunder! Go ahead and snap your photos with him if you dare. Santa's Photos 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Members only 9:00 am - 10:00 am; photos additional cost) Anna &…

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Discover for a Dollar: Holiday Edition

December 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States
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December 20th, 6:00pm-9:00pm Discover family, fun and science with a holiday twist! Enjoy an evening at the Discovery Center complete with live science demonstrations and critter encounters. Plus enjoy all of our exhibits, including our fall/winter exhibit, All Charged Up! We'll also be debuting our NEW HOLIDAY SHOW, 'The Nutcracker Suite' in the Space Theater at 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45, 8:15 at no additional cost! Bomb City Kitchen will be here with a full service coffee bar to keep you…

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Nutcracker Suite: Special Theater Showing

December 21, 2019 - December 23, 2019
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

NEW to the Space Theater is a special showing of the ‘Nutcracker Suite‘. Visit the DHDC this holiday season for a visual music extravaganza of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s most famous work, with stereo soundtrack performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and animation by Ken Scott. Enjoy musical favorites including Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Miniature Overture, Dance of the Mirlitons, Arabian Dance, Waltz of the Flowers and more in our full-dome planetarium Space Theater. **Show Times are: Saturday, December 21st…

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Noon Year’s Eve

December 31, 2019 @ 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 GIANT balloon drop during our annual Noon Year’s Eve Celebration, a family-friendly celebration to welcome the new year! 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- see the electrifying power of the Tesla Coil at 10:15, 11:15, and 12:15. Crafts, including Party hats, Noise makers, Karaoke, Confetti…

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January 2020

Coffee & Cuties

January 3 @ 9:45 am - 12:30 pm

  Please join us on Friday, January 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: Art Party Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child or…

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Parents Night Out

January 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

REGISTER HERE! - Online sales are now closed. Please call 355.9547 to check availability and sign up. 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 Papa John's. Theme: Crazy Creatures - Get a close look at some of DHDC's own creatures and create some of your own! Please note, that some age groups fill up fast so don’t wait, make your reservation early! Members:…

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