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.To visit Don Harrington Discovery Center on your trip to Amarillo, use our Amarillo trip planner.
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.
Don Harrington Discovery Center reviews
My kids and I visited the discovery center on Black Friday when they offered $1 admission. We really enjoyed the experience. The highlights for us were the live animals, the giant foam building...
My kids and I visited the discovery center on Black Friday when they offered $1 admission. We really enjoyed the experience. The highlights for us were the live animals, the giant foam building... more »
We went as a family group consisting of adult down to 2 years old. The children really enjoyed the many hands-on activities. It was a pleasant surprise to see they had live animals to learn about...
We went as a family group consisting of adult down to 2 years old. The children really enjoyed the many hands-on activities. It was a pleasant surprise to see they had live animals to learn about... more »
This place is amazing!! My kids love it so much. The equipment is very well loved on everyday, are there going to be thing that don't work sometimes sure but there is so much for the kids to do it usually is not so much of an issue. Plus, when you go the next time it is usually fixed again. The season pass is well worth it as it is hard to really do everything on the first visit and it is constantly changing they are always add new fun things to explore!!!
Had a great time! It was fun for the afternoon and for a city the size of Amarillo this will do. SN I hope they fix the area with the ball drops and some of the construction equipment. Overall fun afternoon.
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