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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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Nice little science center/children's museum

Had my 9 year old boy that needed something to do. Lots of hands on activities. It isn't a big place - will take hour to 1/2 hours to go through but fun. We had science center... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had my 9 year old boy that needed something to do. Lots of hands on activities. It isn't a big place - will take hour to 1/2 hours to go through but fun. We had science center reciprocal pass so it didn't cost anything. We would visit again if in town.

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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review of our museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back and see us again soon! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Visited on a Sunday just after it opened at noon and practically had the Center to ourselves for the first hour. Like many kids discovery centers there are permanent exhibits/activities and ones that rotate. My girls loved the Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action (rotating) which gave them some gentle physical challenges. There are also numerous hands on activities to... More 

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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review of our museum. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Please come back and visit us again. We change out both our traveling and seasonal exhibits about 3 times per year, so you are sure to make new discoveries every visit! Thanks again for your kind words. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Expensive without a membership but part of a much larger network of museums. Lots of hands on things, rotating exhibits and a great dome theater.

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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review! We agree, a membership is the best value if you plan to visit us 2-3 times per year or if you travel to other museums around the country. Our memberships have many benefits and can be found on our website, www.dhdc.org. We are glad you enjoyed your visit; please come see us again soon! More 

Plano, Texas
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We visited the center on a rainy morning with 4 kids ages 5-9 and all of them had lots of fun (as did we). The new display (Run!Jump!Fly!) was awesome, the kids loved trying some new things (Yoga, snowbording, KongFu and more) as well as stamping the activities. Lots of educational activities, opportunities to be creative and curious. We entered... More 

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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review

Hi Anna. Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Please come see us again soon. More 

Amarillo, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I've been here several times on field trips with my class (3rd-5th grade). The kids love the interactive aspect of the museum. Some of it is geared toward older kids (more reading and interesting scientific facts), and some more interactive for younger kids. I found much of it very interesting. It's big enough that there is plenty to do, but... More 

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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review and kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope that you come visit us again soon! More 

Amarillo, Texas
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review. I am sorry you did not enjoy some of our home exhibits. The good news is that we change out both our traveling and home exhibits about every 3 months to keep things fresh and exciting. We do realize not every exhibit will appeal to all audiences. We do own over 150 exhibits here... More 

colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review

Hi thank you for your review and for your kind words about our staff. I am sorry you had a hard time finding us. Should be much easier the next time, so we hope you'll visit again soon! We have a new traveling exhibit that is here all summer, called Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action. Thanks again! More 

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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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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review. I am so sorry you did not have an enjoyable visit. That is certainly not the experience we want our visitors to have. I know I sent you a private message several months ago so that our Executive Director could visit with you more about your visit. You may not have wanted to do... More 

Keller, TX
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

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Additional Information about Don Harrington Discovery Center

Address: 1200 Streit Dr., Harrington Regional Medical Center, Amarillo, TX
Phone Number: 806-355-9548
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Amarillo
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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