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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: +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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Very fun for the kids

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
DustinMoore
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Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank DustinMoore
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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68 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank jollytraveler2016
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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93 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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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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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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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1 Thank Larry S
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 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 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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1 Thank hachimachi
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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