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Address: 1200 Streit Dr., Harrington Regional Medical Center, Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-355-9548
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: The Don Harrington Discovery Center and Space Theater makes science...
The Don Harrington Discovery Center and Space Theater makes science exciting, relevant and interesting to all types of learners by providing interactive exhibits and programs that actively engage children, adolescents and their families. It fosters inquiring minds and nurtures the individual genius that is within each of us. The Discovery Center is dedicated to keeping the facility fresh and always interesting by changing out the home exhibits, and bringing in new traveling exhibits about every 3 months so that you and your family can make new discoveries every visit! In addition to our commitments, the mission of Don Harrington Discovery Center is to spark curiosity, inspire lifelong learning, and bring families and communities closer together.
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Great educational hands-on activities for kids

I love that it's hands on and do educational. The staff is polite and helpful. The planetarium is great. It is a little hard to find.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Amarillo, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place is good when they have a new or traveling display. The regular standing exhibits are OK, but on the boring side of OK.

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colorado
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I love that it's hands on and do educational. The staff is polite and helpful. The planetarium is great. It is a little hard to find.

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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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910amyj, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review

We are sorry that your visit to the Discovery Center was unsatisfactory. We do realize that each exhibit and Space Theater show will not appeal to ALL audiences. We carefully select our exhibits by listening to feedback from visitors, our members, the community, and our staff members. The great news is that we change out both our home exhibits and... More 

Woodway, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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910amyj, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Canadian, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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