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Don Harrington Discovery Center

1200 Streit Dr., at Harrington Regional Medical Center, Amarillo, TX
806-355-9548
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Ranked #3 of 33 attractions in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Science Museums
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Pampa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

My kids and I had a blast. Everything is educational and hands on. They love playing with the Legos. It's the perfect place for kids who wanna touch.

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Amarillo, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a good place to take the kids. Very interactive for them. All of our kids liked it, and they are teenagers.

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Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My kids (age 2 and 5) love the Discovery Center! They have rotating exhibits, so it seems like there is always something new to explore. They have areas for toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids. There are even some evening events for adults. If you want to avoid busloads full of kids on field trips, go at about 2 in the... More

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Canyon, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The new Legos exhibit is wonderful. My son had a blast going through the castles and learning about some amazing builders.

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Farmington, NM
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Went here on vacation with our 2 1/2 year old toddler. There is an area just for six year olds and under to run around and play in. He had a blast! My only MAJOR complaint is when we first arrived there was a small army of 10+ year olds ruling the roost that we had to chase out before... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

An awesome facility with very knowledgeable staff. Excellent variety and activities. Great parking with the lakes outback. Totally worth spending most of the day to do and see and experience.

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Amy J, Public Relations Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting the Discovery Center and for your great review. We are working hard to rotate some wonderful traveling exhibits, so please come back again. LEGO Castle Adventure and Little Builders arrive on January 25th! More

Amarillo, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Discovery Center offers a wide variety of hands on activities to broaden your imagination and knowledge. Most everything is"hands on"which allows you to experience it for yourself. The dome theater is also amazing!

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Amy J, Public Relations Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review Julie M! We are delighted you had a great time at the Discovery Center. We are working hard to bring in wonderful traveling exhibits about every 3 months. Get ready for LEGO Castle Adventure and Little Builders, which open January 25th. Lots and lots of hands-on fun and learning. More

Amarillo, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great place for both kids and adults! Hands on things to do and so many different levels for kids of all ages. The Space Gallery is absolutely amazing, too! The exhibits change several times a year, so it's no problem to get the kids to go again - they love it!

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Amy J, Public Relations Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you Sue P for the great review of the Discovery Center! We love wonder and curiosity and couldn't have said it better ourselves. We are bringing some fabulous traveling exhibits in 2014, so please come back and see us. LEGO Castle Adventure and Little Builders open January 25th! More

Amarillo, Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My kids love going to the Discovery Center time and time again. There are always lots of neat activities for the kids to do that teach them about science. There is also a planetarium that usually has several cool shows. They get traveling exhibits that are usually very good. This is a great place to let your kiddos roam and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

This place is nothing special. It is worth skipping the place and driving to OKC or the new Children's Museum in Dallas. My kids are 3 and 6 and it takes us about 15 minutes to see everything here. Not worth going. Boring and small. The Santa breakfast was a JOKE. Skip this place.

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Amy J, Public Relations Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review

Hi travelfun34. Please forgive my delay in responding to your post. I hope you have had a chance to come back to the Discovery Center since we brought in our newest award-winning exhibits, "Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived" and "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science". Record numbers of visitors have enjoyed these fun hands-on exhibits only seen before in... More

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