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Don Harrington Discovery Center, Amarillo

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Don Harrington Discovery Center is a nonprofit interactive science center and planetarium in Amarillo, Texas, U.S. The Discovery Center is located in the city's hospital district and is named after philanthropist Don Harrington.
Located in front of the Discovery Center is the Helium Centennial Time Columns Monument. The planetarium was renovated in 2003 and was implemented with the Digistar 3, fulldome video projection technology.
Most of the Discovery Center's income comes from admission fees, membership fees, special events and programs, while the rest comes from event and exhibit sponsorships and grants from charitable organizations such as Amarillo Area Foundation and the Harrington Foundation. The Don Harrington Discovery Center is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that largely relies on the support of its community.

The Discovery center is a member of the Association of Children's Museums Reciprocal Program and Association of Science-Technology Centers Passport Program, allowing members to receive free or reduced admission at various museums all across America.
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  • Place was not busy. Plenty of your basic science stuff to do. Really neat construction equipment the kids could use and a ton of motion experiments to use. 
    Place was not busy. Plenty of your basic science stuff to do. Really neat construction equipment the kids could use and a ton of motion experiments to use.  more »
  • Proberly the best place in Amarillo Tx Honestly, BY FAR. I wish I could work here honestly, this is such a cool place, itt's like a dream job if your into science and stuff. The Gift Shop is Cute... 
    Proberly the best place in Amarillo Tx Honestly, BY FAR. I wish I could work here honestly, this is such a cool place, itt's like a dream job if your into science and stuff. The Gift Shop is Cute...  more »
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  • I you are visiting Amarillo, or have lived in Amarillo for 20 years... if you are 2 years old, or 92 years old, or somewhere between, this place is a must visit. Bring your whole family. This place has so much to do! There is something to learn for everyone. Hands on interactive exhibits. Indoor and outdoor exhibits. Climbing, music, space, weather, news station simulator, building stations, construction, dinosaurs, gravity, perpetual motion, and so much more that didn't even have time to check out. And in the price of admission, it included a show in the theater... the one we went to was all about the gross stuff the human body does, which was funny, gross, and informative all at the same time. The staff was at the front desk any time I needed them for anything and were very friendly. I am definitely coming back next time I visit the area.
  • We LOVED the Discovery Center! From young kids to young-at-heart we all enjoyed and were engaged the entire time we were there! We can’t wait to go back!

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