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Don Harrington Discovery Center

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Address: 1200 Streit Dr, Harrington Regional Medical Center, Amarillo, TX 79106-1759
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+1 806-355-9548
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
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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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Nice Place to Spend the Day

I was caught off guard at how small this museum actually was, but we were fortunate to visit on a very quiet day, so there were no issues with using various exhibits. I had my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Jessica L
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Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was caught off guard at how small this museum actually was, but we were fortunate to visit on a very quiet day, so there were no issues with using various exhibits. I had my children with me aging from 2 1/2-10 and they were all able to find activities to do, although admittedly there were fewer activities for my... More 

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

Hi, we thank you for taking the time to review our museum, and we appreciate the feedback. We would love to hear more about your experience in the KinderStudio and get your suggestions. Please feel free to send an email to our Executive Director, Dr. Aaron Pan at apan@dhdc.org, or call him at 806-355-9547 ext. 101. More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all had fun. Even my 19 year old was playing like a baby. Very nice staff. Small museum puts you on a slower pace. Good for few hours. Do not expect to spend the whole day there.

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

Hi, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit. Come see us again soon! More 

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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to take students for a field trip or a day out of the house. I took my students and we did 4 different (pre scheduled) science labs/demonstrations. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.

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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 feedback of our education services. We are so glad that your students and you enjoyed your time here. Come back again soon! More 

Amarillo, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have the grandparent pass that entitles grandparent and grandchildren unlimited visits. We enjoy the planetarium shows, and other activities. The pass includes visits to participating museums around the world.

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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 that you and your grandchildren enjoy your membership. More 

Plano, Texas
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of fun for the kids and I remember how much I have forgotten from my school days This place has lots of science for the kids

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

Hi Dustin, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and had the chance to be a kid again. :) Science has a way of doing that for us! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Guymon, Oklahoma
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72 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I took my granddaughter to visit the discovery center and was disappointed in the overall condition of the place. The price to enter was high in my opinion based upon what was offered to see. Many exhibits were not operational. The place was dirty and looked run down. This could be a very nice place if it was taken care... More 

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

Hi, thank you for your review. We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your visit. We are surprised to hear comments that the building was dirty and run down. We have a full-time custodial staff that normally keeps the place tidy and cleans every day, throughout the day and a crew that comes in at night. We've also... More 

Raleigh N C
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94 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I was really surprised when I went in they were having a birthday party in one of the rooms. The right side of museum is strictly a play area for kids in the middle is a theater playing today was a 40 minute film on a bugs life in the rain forest which was very interesting to me. Them the... More 

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

Hi Ellen, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Please come see us again soon. More 

Burleson, Texas
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was on the list of "Like to do's" during our recent trip to Amarillo, and we were delighted we stopped. They have a current exhibit featuring "Spy Tech" which is suitable and quite interesting for all ages. You get to learn about spycraft and help solve an amazingly complex crime. We attended with our 14 year old son and... More 

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

Hi Tim, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. The Top Secret: License to Spy exhibit has been a hit in our museum, and will be on display through January 8, 2017. We change out our traveling and home exhibits about once every 3 months. Please stop by again soon! More 

Amarillo, Texas
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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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1 Thank dlynn549
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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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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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