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September 2018

Rescue Member Opening

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DHDC Members are invited to attend a preview of our Fall/Winter traveling exhibit, RESCUE before it opens to the public. Do you have what it takes to be a hero? Engage with exciting hands-on, full-body experiences such as Firefighting, surf rescue, and sea life survival. Experience real life simulations of fire safety and helicopter searching. Climb high to explore vertical rescues, and race on jet skis to the reach the rescue first! Choose the most powerful fire extinguisher and explore…

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Rescue Grand Opening

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

Join us for the grand opening of our Fall/Winter traveling exhibit, Rescue! Do you have what it takes to be a hero? Engage with exciting hands-on, full-body experiences such as Firefighting, surf rescue, and sea life survival. Experience real life simulations of fire safety and helicopter searching. Climb high to explore vertical rescues, and race on jet skis to the reach the rescue first! Choose the most powerful fire extinguisher and explore pulley systems and how they are useful in…

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Helium Monument Time Capsule Reveal

September 29

The Event The Helium Time Columns Monument Committee in conjunction with the Discovery Center will be hosting an event celebrating the 50 year column opening on September 29, 2018, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. The items from the time capsule will be revealed and available for viewing during the celebration. The celebration will include the following: Exciting LIVE Science Demonstrations Live music by Eddie Esler and DJ Gemini An official ceremony marking this historic event will begin at 1:00 pm. Food…

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October 2018

Coffee & Cuties

October 5 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Please join us on Friday, October 5th 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. This month’s theme is Spooooooky Science! Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child…

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Mad Scientist Ball: 10th Anniversary Grand Finale Event

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Click here to purchase your Grand Finale Mad Scientist Ball Tickets! Mark your calendars for the 10th Anniversary of the Mad Scientist Ball! This year will be more MAD than ever - join us on Saturday, October 13th as we say farewell to the Mad Scientist Ball. After 10 years, the Mad Scientist is retiring and he's going out with a bang! This adults-only evening will be full of endless surprises and monstrous fun and wouldn't be complete without a…

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Monster Bash

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Calling all goblins, ghosts, and princesses! Come and experience a safe environment and activities while experimenting with spine-chilling science. See what kind of creation you can make with our Frankentoys, make your own battery with our Battery Stack and create your own robot at our Scribble Bots station! Costumed kiddos will also enjoy treat stations, games, and more from our vendors including: The Art Lady, Canyon Area Library, Amarillo Public Library, Extreme Martial Arts, Amarillo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Virginia…

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Monster Bash

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Calling all goblins, ghosts, and princesses! Come and experience a safe environment and activities while experimenting with spine-chilling science. See what kind of creation you can make with our Frankentoys, make your own battery with our Battery Stack and create your own robot at our Scribble Bots station! Costumed kiddos will also enjoy treat stations, games, and more from our vendors including: The Art Lady, Canyon Area Library, Amarillo Public Library, Extreme Martial Arts, Amarillo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Virginia…

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November 2018

Coffee & Cuties

November 2 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Please join us on Friday, November 2nd 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. This month’s theme is Pirate School! Arggghh Matey! Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with…

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Discover for a Dollar

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discover family, fun and science for just $1 per person in the evening, courtesy of Pete's Car Smart KIA! 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/Winter traveling exhibit, Rescue! Admission is only $1 per person, and free for members. Discover for a Dollar is generously sponsored by Pete's Car Smart KIA and KAMR Local 4 and Fox 14.

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Parents Night Out

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For children ages 4-11 Enjoy a night out or take advantage of kid-free time to prepare your Thanksgiving meal or Christmas Shop! Children will enjoy cool experiments, hands-on exhibits and dinner provided by Sonic. Theme: Sick Science – Explore science with crazy experiments you can’t do at home! Dinner provider: Sonic. See below for details and sign up at the bottom of this page. Please note, that some age groups fill up fast so don’t wait, make your reservation early! Members: $20…

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December 2018

Breakfast with Santa

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ho Ho Ho! Santa is coming soon! The big guy will make a special stop at the DHDC for a magical morning with his biggest fans. Come and enjoy: A delicious family-friendly breakfast. Merry activities and festive crafts. Interactive Exhibits. Science demonstrations. Photos with Santa himself. Admission: Advanced ticket prices: $12 for Members, $17 for Non-Members At-the-door ticket prices: $14 for Members, $19 for Non-Members Thank you to our sponsors: KAMR Local 4 News, Fox 14 News, Pete's Car Smart…

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Coffee & Cuties

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

Please join us on Friday, December 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. This month’s theme is Holiday science! Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child…

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