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January 2020

Code Your Future

January 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

CODE YOUR FUTURE: January 27th – February 13th (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm) REGISTER NOW! - Registration is closed.  This educational class at the Don Harrington Discovery Center will teach kids, grades 4 – 8 the elements of programming, from the basics of computer coding to the complexities of crafting their own video games. It will be a fun three weeks of creativity and computer design where kids will learn fundamentals of languages such as Python…

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February 2020

February Calendar of Activities & Events

February 1 - February 29
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. For a great snapshot of the entire month, see the image below or  view and download a copy here. Our members get our monthly calendars mailed to them directly each month, become a member and be the first to know the DHDC happenings! Need a better view? View and download…

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Amazing Butterflies Grand Opening

February 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us as we open our NEW Spring 2020 traveling exhibit, Amazing Butterflies! Embark on a challenging journey teeming with friends and foes revealing the unusual relationship between caterpillars, butterflies, and their natural surroundings. Enter the interactive maze through the huge monarch caterpillar tunnel. Adventure through the leaves, learn how to move like a caterpillar, discover an ant that reaps the reward of an unusual friendship, then transform into a butterfly and take flight! Together, families will explore this interactive…

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Coffee & Cuties

February 7 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

Please join us on Friday, February 7th 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: Candy Creations Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child or step…

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Beerology: Science on Tap

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

Online Sales are Now Closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door beginning at 7:00pm. The DHDC is brewing up some fun with our popular annual AfterDark event, Beerology:  Science on Tap! Join us on Friday February 7th, from 7-10 pm. You’ll enjoy a schooner sized portion of fun with: Live music from Texas Love Company Plenty of Craft beer to go ’round with selections from Budweiser Distributing Company, Pondaseta Brewing Co., Long Wooden Spoon Brewing and Six Car Pub & Brewery.  Beer talks with…

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Parents Night Out

February 14 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

REGISTER HERE - Online registration is closed. Please call 806.355.9547 to register your children.  UPDATE 2.12.20: Age group 8-11 has 1 spot available. Age group 4-5 has 14 spots available and age group 6-7 has 10 available.  For children ages 4-11 Enjoy a romantic Valentine's Date Night and leave the kids with us! Children will enjoy cool experiments, hands-on exhibits and dinner from Sonic. Theme: Pirateology – Board our ship and learn more about the science behind being a buccaneer!…

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March 2020

March Calendar of Activities

March 1 @ 9:30 am - March 31 @ 4:30 pm
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

The DHDC is currently CLOSED to the Public. Please click here for more information. 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. For a great snapshot of the entire month, see the image below or  view and download a copy here. Our members get our monthly calendars mailed to them directly each month, become a member and be…

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Coffee & Cuties

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

Please join us on Friday, March 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: Wacky Weather Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child or step…

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Pi Day

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

It’s Einstein’s birthday, and we are counting down to Pi Day on 3.14 at 1:59 pm (Pi = 3.1415926).  Join us for a FREE slice of pie* and the most fun you will ever have with math. Math never tasted so good. *While supplies last

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Mad Scientist Spring Break Camp

March 16 - March 20

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Back for it's second year! Due to popular demand and the success of this camp last year, we have brought it back in 2020 with an added camp! The DHDC will be offering a Spring break Camp for kids in grades 1st-2nd and 3rd-4th. Discover science through a Mad Scientist’s crazy creations! Explore chemistry, biology, physics and more by dissecting cow eyes, exploring the solar system and creating fizzing concoctions. Spring Break Camp occurs each day during…

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Spring Break Spectacular 2020

March 16 - March 20
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

Update 3-18-20: The DHDC is currently CLOSED to the Public. Please click here for more information Are you ready for a mission? This is not just any mission; you'll have to crack codes, be in top physical condition, and gather hints to solve cases.....in SECRET! Get ready for a whole week of Secret Agent Training at the Don Harrington Discovery Center. During this themed week of fun, families can train to be the best kind of agents, the kind that…

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April 2020

Coffee & Cuties

April 3

Check Out the Virtual Coffee & Cuties for this month! Since we are currently closed and could not have our monthly program, we did it anyways in an empty museum and filmed it- check it out on the link above! Please join us on Friday, April 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…

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