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Don Harrington Discovery Center

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Address: 1200 Streit Dr, Harrington Regional Medical Center, Amarillo, TX 79106-1759
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
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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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My husband and I took our granddaughter (7) to visit. She had fun with several of the displays. The theater was good also. We did not realize the times for the presentations... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
dlynn549
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Amarillo, Texas
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Amarillo, Texas
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I took our granddaughter (7) to visit. She had fun with several of the displays. The theater was good also. We did not realize the times for the presentations, until we were limited on our time. There were several displays that were broken or had missing parts.

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

Hi thank you for taking the time to review us! We are glad your granddaughter had fun here. I apologize that there was anything broken or missing. We do rely on our guests to tell us if there is a problem with any of our exhibits so it is possible that it just hadn't been reported. We encourage you to... More 

Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for kids to get a hands on experience for anything scientific. Staff are great. Make time to step in on some of the hands on experiments. Save time for the theatre

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

Hi Jan- Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Our exhibits and theater schedule change about every 3 months so that there is always something new to discover. September 24th is when we open our Fall traveling exhibit, Top Secret: License to Spy. Please come see us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I have always love the discovery center. They're constantly updating the theme and activities. My sisters enjoy going and I love the bubble area- its my all time favorite!

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

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review us. We love hearing from our visitors about their experience here, especially their favorite exhibit pieces. Please come see us again soon! The museum will be updating again in September when we bring in the Fall traveling exhibit, Top Secret: License to Spy. We hope you will enjoy that one too.... More 

Amarillo, Texas, United States
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The Discovery Center is the perfect place to spend a hot summer day or a freezing winter day with your entire family. The planetarium is excellent for all ages. The hands on science things will keep kids occupied for hours on end. Well worth every dime to get in...and a reasonable price at that. Loads of hands on stuff -... More 

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

Thank you Larry S. for your review! We are happy that you enjoy your visits with us. The hands-on science and entertaining Space Theater shows are our specialty, and we aim to always keep the discoveries fresh with new traveling exhibits about every 3 months. We appreciate your kinds words; please come back and see us again soon! More 

Takoma Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Really good set up with lots of space for kids to run and engage. Helpful and understanding staff. Great museum.

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

Thank you Amber for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback and are so glad you enjoy your visits with us. Please come again soon! More 

Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Are you in Amarillo? Sorry. Still, need a cool educational spot to learn the kids (and adults) something? Go to the DH Discovery Center! Well-done science exhibits, interactive play and activity areas, and more surprises make for a great place to hang out.

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

Hi there- Thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate your kind words and are so glad you enjoyed your visit. The building is extra cool on those 102 degree days! Hope you come see us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Reasonably priced. Lots of different activities for kids and adults. The kids loved it and played for hours!

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

Hi Jami- Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so glad that you and your kids enjoyed your visit. We hope you'll come see us again soon. More 

Canadian, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is an absolutely wonderful learning experience for all ages of children, I have been here with my Granddaughters and they always love coming here. They have different things throughout the year on different subjects for the kids to do and interact with. I highly recommend this place for your children.

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

Hi, thank you for your kind words! We are so happy that your granddaughters enjoy their visits here. Please come see us again soon. :) -Sarah Silva, Marketing Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We had a total blast! Between finding my husband and the baby are you playing by himself and watching the sea monsters movie it couldn't have been a better Sunday!

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

Hi, thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We agree the Sea Monsters movie and discovering things as a family make for a great Father's Day. Please come back and see us again soon! More 

Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I was so excited to take my granddaughter to see this exhibit. It had been written up many times and sounded very interesting. I was disappointed to find that half of the displays no longer worked. You would get to a display and push the button to interact with the display. Nothing would happen. It was broken! You would think... More 

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

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit with us. Sometimes we get traveling exhibits that break easily or kids are more rough on them than we expected. We count on our visitors to report broken exhibit pieces to us when they are noticed, but not every one does that. We do have an exhibits maintenance crew on... More 

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