Leap Day! Understanding the Centuries-Old Calendar Phenomenon

Leap Day, a quadrennial* calendar event, brings an extra day to our lives every four years (February 29th.) This phenomenon, deeply rooted in our pursuit to synchronize the calendar year with the astronomical year, holds particular significance in 2024. In Amarillo, Texas, this extra day is not just a date on the calendar; it's an [...]

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Museums For All at the Discovery Center

The Discovery Center Collective is a proud participant of the Museum for All program.  Museums for All is a cooperative initiative between ACM and IMLS to offer a signature access program that encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.  Museums for All is a way to broaden a [...]

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The Total Solar Eclipse

What is a Total Solar Eclipse? On April 8, 2024, something super cool is going to happen called a Total Solar Eclipse! This is when the moon moves in front of the sun, covering it up for a little while. You might say, “But the sun is way bigger than the moon?” and to that, I [...]

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