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DHDC Events

Summer 2017 Exhibit

Come PLAY and learn the many concepts of physics with GIANT versions of popular games. Your heart will be pumping and your brain will be tingling in this one-of-a-kind BRAND NEW exhibit, made and produced by our own Exhibits team at the Discovery Center. What can you learn by playing Jenga, Kerplunk, Soccer Billiards, Lite Brite, Chess and Checkers? Come find out with Physics @ Play opening May 20th!

Coffee & Cuties

June 2nd at 9:45, 10:45 and 11:45 am- NEW SUMMER TIMES!

Join us on the first Friday of each month for a fun program that entertains the little ones in our KinderStudio. Children 5 and under will enjoy a storytime followed by a fun craft activity or animal encounter. Each month will have a different, age-appropriate theme.

Dads, Moms, and Grandparents are invited to participate with their tots or relax in the seating area with a cup of joe from our coffee bar! There is no additional cost to participate and no reservations are necessary!

Summer Camps

June 5 to July 28 - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday

Weeklong summer camps at the Discovery Center are the perfect mix of fun and learning for children 3 years old through teens entering 6th grade. Each camp is jam-packed with science activities, crafts, discovery and fun. Camps cover a different topic each week. Sign up for one session or the whole summer.

Father's Day

 Spend some quality time with Dad making new discoveries on Father's Day! We know that Dad is super in every way, so we will let him in free and you can take all the credit. And if he wants to just be one of the kids for a day and play with all of the exhibits, his secret identity is safe with us.

Dads get in free on June 18th. Regular admission applies to all other visitors.

Discover for a Dollar

June 20th, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm

Discover family, fun and science for just $1 per person on this summer night, courtesy of McDonald's Amarillo!

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 new summer exhibit, Physics @ Play! 

Admission is only $1 per person, and free for members.


Celebrate the USA with a family event that will blow your mind!

We are celebrating Independance Day a few days early in the usual Discovery Center way, by blowing things up!
What better way to celebrate our country's freedom than coming to the Discovery Center and learning about the science of combustion?
Don't miss this star-spangled celebration of science for the whole family at the Don Harrington Discovery Center!

Discover AfterDark: Game Night!

Experience life AfterDark, as we tap into the Science of Games!

During this adults-only evening you will:

  • Learn about Physics and the science behind GIANT-SIZED games like Jenga, Kerplunk, and Soccer Billiards! 
  • Enjoy a catered Dinner.
  • Replenish your playing energy at the OPEN bar with a variety of adult beverages. 
  • And while you are having a great time being a kid again, it’s the perfect time to sing some Karaoke!

Tickets will go on sale soon, so check back!