Discover Something New at the Don Harrington Discovery Center

Welcome to the Don Harrington Discovery Center, a cornerstone in the Amarillo community, fostering curious minds and sparking the spirit of discovery for over four decades.

As a pioneering establishment in hands-on, immersive learning experiences, we are here to spark the curiosity of explorers of all ages. Our exhibits, spanning the realms of science, technology, engineering, literacy, and math (STEM), are designed to ignite a lifelong passion for learning and offer a dynamic, interactive space where questions meet answers and learning becomes an adventure.

Our Mission

DHDC creates moments of discovery that reveal the inner workings of our world to learners across the high plains.

Our Vision

The Discovery Center’s innovative programs spark curiosity, inspire lifelong learning through play, and coax the individual genius within each of us to engage confidently in our world.

Where Innovation Meets Inspiration

Here at the Discovery Center, we believe in creating moments of wonder that fuel imagination and foster deep understanding. It’s not just about learning; it’s about inspiring the next generation of thinkers, makers, and doers.

We house an array of permanent and rotating exhibits, where every visit offers a new perspective and fresh insights. From exploring the mysteries of the universe in our Space Theater to engaging with over 30 species of animals in Discover Through Time, the Don Harrington Discovery Center is where curiosity comes to play!

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Bringing Fun to Education

We offer a dynamic calendar of events, workshops, and camps tailored to curious minds from all walks of life. Our educational programs, rooted in the STEAM, are designed to be fun, interactive, and above all, enlightening. Here, education meets fun in a vibrant, warm, and welcoming environment.

Equitable Access and Community Focus

We are more than a discovery center; we are a committed member of the community, working tirelessly to ensure accessibility for all through a variety of outreach programs and inclusive initiatives. Our commitment to equitable learning echoes in our programs and opportunities.

Join Us in the Journey of Discovery

Whether you are a first-time visitor or a loyal member, there’s always something new to discover at the Don Harrington Discovery Center. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey of discovery, where learning has no bounds, and every day is a new opportunity to discover the extraordinary.