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April 2021

Earth Day

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Celebrate our planet and learn how to reduce your footprint with hands-on activities and demonstrations throughout the day. We are partnering with High Plains Food Bank in celebration of Earth Day - bring any non-perishable food item and receive $1 OFF ADMISSION for the day! Save money and save the planet!

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May 2021

May the Fourth Be With You

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

PURCHASE TIMED ADMISSION HERE. - ONLINE SALES ARE CLOSED. Purchase admission tonight at the door: 5:30 - 7:00 7:00 - 8:30 Calling all Padawans! DHDC is turning into an all-out rebel base! On May the 4th, the DHDC will be having a special evening event for all you Star Wars fans. Join our forces, put on your Star Wars gear and prepare to defeat the dark side! - Mingle with Storm Troopers and Darth Vader from Amarillo's 501st Legion. (photo…

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Coffee & Cuties

May 7 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am

JOIN VIRTUALLY: May Coffee & Cuties - Dr. Seuss Please join us *IN PERSON* or virtually on Friday, May 7th for Coffee & Cuties.  Coffee & Cuties offers entertainment for the tots and gives mom, dad or grandparents the opportunity to sit back and relax! Your child will participate in a storytime that is paired with a fun craft or science activity, both led by one of our Science Guides. THEME: Dr. Seuss BOOK: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss DEMONSTRATION: Dancing Oobleck…

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Code Your Future

May 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

CODE YOUR FUTURE: May 11th – May 27th (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm) REGISTER HERE! - online 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 the fundamentals of Python. Class size…

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Exhibit Opening- Toys: The Inside Story

May 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us as we open our newest traveling exhibit, Toys: The Inside Story! EXPLORE THE INNER WORKINGS OF TOYS! If your parents never let you break open your Etch A Sketch® to find out how it works, or if you’ve been wondering how to stop your toddler’s push toy from making such an infernal racket, you’ll love Toys: The Inside Story. This new exhibition illustrates the simple mechanisms commonly found in toys, and lets visitors create their own toy-like combinations…

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Members-Only Exhibit Exploration of Toys: The Inside Story

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us for a Members-Only exploration of Toys: The Inside Story on Saturday, May 29th from 9:30 am - 10:30 am. Donuts and coffee will be served.  Not a member? It's not too late to join in on the fun! Click here to choose your membership.  EXPLORE THE INNER WORKINGS OF TOYS! If your parents never let you break open your Etch A Sketch® to find out how it works, or if you’ve been wondering how to stop your toddler’s…

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June 2021

June 4th- Coffee & Cuties

June 4 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

Please join us *IN PERSON* or virtually on Friday, June 4th for Coffee & Cuties.  Coffee & Cuties offers entertainment for the tots and gives mom, dad or grandparents the opportunity to sit back and relax! 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: Scuba School BOOK: Wish For A Fish by Bonnie Worth DEMONSTRATION: Ocean Layer Science! IN-PERSON OPTION Choose…

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Camp Discovery: Summer Camps 2021

June 7 - July 23

Click here to REGISTER for Camp! Summer Camps are BACK in 2021! Camp Discovery will occur weekly starting June 7th through July 23rd. Discovery Center Summer Camps give kids a perfect mix of learning and fun, which is why the DHDC has been voted *BEST DAY CAMP* for several years! The learning opportunities are rich with updated, science-based curriculum and qualified teachers. Plus each week of camp is jam-packed with hands-on science activities and experiments, crafts, discovery and FUN!!  This…

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Discover for a Dollar

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 all of our exhibits, including our newest traveling exhibit, Toys the Inside Story! Admission is only $1 per person, and free for members. Theater shows at 5:30, 6:15 and 7:00. Science Live! Demonstrations at 5:15 and 6:30. Supported by KAMR Local 4 and Fox 14 News.

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Father’s Day

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dads are SUPER. So treat Dad to a super fun day filled with SCIENCE! Dads admitted FREE on Father's Day!

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July 2021

Explode!

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

PURCHASE TIMED ADMISSION HERE! - Online sales are closed. Admission is available at the door at 5:00 and 7:00. Launch your family's Independence Day week with a bang! Join us as we explore the science of combustion at this family-friendly Independence Day event. We'll celebrate the USA with combustions and explosions every half-hour, All-American treats and patriotic crafts and activities for all ages. Explosive fun for all includes: Water Rockets – see how high in the sky you can launch our…

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July 2nd: Coffee & Cuties

July 2 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

Click here for this month's virtual edition. Please join us *IN PERSON* or virtually on Friday, July 2nd for Coffee & Cuties.  Coffee & Cuties offers entertainment for the tots and gives mom, dad or grandparents the opportunity to sit back and relax! 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: Pop, Fizz, Goo BOOK: Happy Bubble by Two Astronauts DEMO: Alka-Seltzer…

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