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Don Harrington Discovery Center

Address: 1200 Streit Dr., at Harrington Regional Medical Center, Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-355-9548
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Ranked #4 of 24 Attractions in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Science Museums, Museums
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Type: Children's Museums, Science Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I was not a big fan of the Sherlock Holmes Exhibit. It was very hard to follow, and I'm in college... I can't imagine what it must be like for younger generations. The Space theater, or what ever was alright, me and my boyfriend were not impressed with the graphics, we were expecting some discovery channel show, not a cartoon... More 

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Woodway, Texas
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have visited the DHDC several times in years past. Coming in from out of town with an accompanying guest, I was trying to show attractions that made the area interesting to visit. Upon entering (an hour and 10 minutes prior to the center closing), the employee at the counter couldn't be bothered by customers - he quickly wrung us... More 

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Keller, TX
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14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Nice discovery center - small, but enough to hold the kids attention. Center is split into 2 sections and has a theater in the middle. There is an indoor play area for kids which allows them to build with over sized like tinker toys. Outside near the center is a great park and surrounding lake. Smell is terrible outside (perhaps... More 

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Canadian, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I took my two grandsons while we were in town waiting for doctors appointment. They were only 2 and 4; but they loved it.

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Amarillo, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lots of fun! Different things each month. Very kid oriented, this can be a negative because sometimes boring for adults.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Went here with our 15-yr old, 10-yr old, and my parents and we all had a great time. It's not real big, but it has a lot of very interesting and unique hands on exhibits that are fun for all. Was pretty impressed at the quality and level of the displays here. This is definitely a great place to see... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Discovery Center definitely has things for the little ones to occupy themselves and because they host new exhibits, there is always another reason to visit. Our fist visit was when an interactive Dino exhibit was on and we've been Members ever since. The membership is for a year and begins the date you signed up. Look up their web... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Discovery Center is fun for children and adults both. Exhibits change regularly and there is always something for everyone there.

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Altus, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Took my 6yr old. Had a great time exploring and learning. This was our second trip and we will return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We love coming to the Discovery Center for all of the great hands on exhibits. Everything is very informational and fun. They have great adult activities too, like Beerology, that are a blast.

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