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July 2019

Discover ALL Night

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - July 20 @ 7:00 am
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States
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REGISTER HERE! - Online sales are now closed. Please call 355.9547 to register before 4:30 Friday. We're taking night at the museum to a whole new level! If you've ever wanted to spend the night at the Discovery Center, Discover All Night is your chance! This family sleepover experience allows you camping excitement among our exhibits...without the bugs! Discover All Night will offer plenty of time exploring our exhibits. We'll also edu-tain the whole family with live science demos and activities. A…

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August 2019

Coffee & Cuties

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

Please join us on Friday, August 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. Theme: Fairytale Science Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child or step…

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Wizarding School

August 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

Calling all Muggles! Join us as we turn DHDC into a school for witches and wizards!  We will explore this magical world and learn the science behind it! When you arrive, join the sorting ceremony to determine which house you belong to. Then, check out our special live science demonstration: The Science of Magic (at 11:00, 1:00 or 3:00) and stop by Ollivander's Wand Shop to make your own magical wand. Make sure you attend our wizarding classes, including: Care…

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Parents Night Out

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106 United States

REGISTER HERE! 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: Super Powers 101 – How do they fly, or stretch so far? Learn the science behind the powers! Please note, that some age groups fill up fast so don’t wait, make your reservation early! Members: $20 for first child, $15 for each additional. Non-Members: $25 for first child, $20 for each additional.…

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September 2019

Coffee & Cuties

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

Please join us on Friday, September 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: Musical Magic Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child or step…

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Dark Week

September 16 - September 20

Bear with us as the museum goes dark for one week. We are committed to making science exciting, relevant and interesting to all types of learners, bringing families and community closer together, and nurturing the individual genius that is within each of us. Your DHDC will be closed September 16-20 to install new exhibits and make repairs to the building. We will reopen for the Member-only opening of our brand NEW exhibit produced by the DHDC Exhibits team, All Charged…

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All Charged Up! Member Opening

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DHDC Members are invited to attend a preview of our newest seasonal exhibit, All Charged Up! before it opens to the public. Spark your curiosity of the wonders of electricity in this interactive exhibit. Just as Ben Franklin engaged in hands-on experimentation with electricity, you will too! Insulate yourself from the hair-raising, static electricity effects of the Van de Graaf generator. Explore energy consumption, generation, and how to interact safely around this important form of energy.  Learn about the important…

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All Charged Up! Grand Opening

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for the grand opening of our NEW seasonal exhibit, All Charged Up! Spark your curiosity of the wonders of electricity in this interactive exhibit. Just as Ben Franklin engaged in hands-on experimentation with electricity, you will too! Insulate yourself from the hair-raising, static electricity effects of the Van de Graaf generator. Explore energy consumption, generation, and how to interact safely around this important form of energy. Learn about the important jobs of the lineman and electrical engineers and…

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Parents Night Out

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

REGISTER HERE - Online sales are closed. We have limited space in each age group, please call 355.9547 to register! 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 Chick-fil-A. Theme: Engineer This – Be put to the test in our engineering challenges. 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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Steve Spangler Live!

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S Buchanan Street
Amarillo, TX 79101 United States
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The DHDC is hosting a very special guest for STEM Boot Camp for area Educators on September 28th, and as a THANK YOU to our community, Members and visitors, Steve Spangler will be presenting a public event just for you too! Bring your family and come listen and be amazed as Steve inspires the Scientists & Engineers of the future and helps to nurture the curiosity in us all. Who is Steve Spangler?  You only have to spend a few…

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Code Your Future: Game Design and Computer Programming

September 30 @ 4:30 pm - October 10 @ 6:30 pm

CODE YOUR FUTURE: Game Design and Programming September 30th – October 10th (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm) REGISTER NOW! - Online registration is now closed. If you are interested in signing up your child, please contact Dr. Aaron Pan at 355-9547 ext. 101. 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…

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October 2019

Coffee & Cuties

October 4 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Please join us on Friday, October 4th 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: Spooky Science Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are invited to either participate with your child or step…

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