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“Great for kids of all ages” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Don Harrington Discovery Center

Don Harrington Discovery Center
Ranked #8 of 48 things to do in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Texas
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88 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great for kids of all ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 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 afternoon.

Visited April 2014
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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review, 30 November 2015
Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you and your kids enjoy your visits. Please come see us again soon!
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Canyon, Texas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Legos Rule !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

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

Visited January 2014
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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review, 30 November 2015
Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come see us again soon.
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Farmington, NM
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent hands on area for under six years old”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 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 they ran the youngins over.

Visited December 2013
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Amarillo, Texas
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Well worth it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 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.

Visited December 2013
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Amy J, Public Relations Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
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!
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Amarillo, Texas
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3 reviews
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“Amazing place for children, and adults.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

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!

Visited July 2013
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Thank Julie M
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Amy J, Public Relations Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
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.
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