Don Harrington Discovery Center, Amarillo

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#3 of 6 in Museums in Amarillo
Don Harrington Discovery Center is located in Amarillo. To visit Don Harrington Discovery Center on your trip to Amarillo, use our Amarillo day trip planning site .
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  • We had my granddaughters birthday party here and the kids had a great time. More than enough activites to keep them occupied all day  more »
  • We are member and my girls have camps here and we are always going to special events. The space theater is cool, especially when they had Pink Floyd presentation there but that was ages ago. This is a...  more »
  • Right outside discovery center is a free water park and playground. Shaded area. Good for all ages. Can make a quick stop while traveling through Amarillo. Very nice!  more »
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  • Not very sanitary. Every time my child visits this place she always ends up with Strep Throat or just sick with RSV or the Common Cold. It is not a good place to visit regularly for I have found myself going there a lot less now that my child is 5. We started taking her when she was an infant almost weekly sometimes daily, and as the years went on it of course became super lame, and there was so many germs that are clearly inescapable. So now I do not plan on buying another year membership. I also want to mention how sad the New Years Eve event was. Only a handful of kids got a balloon if not more than one (greediness). There were at least 100 or more kids left in the back ground just to watch only a few kids enjoy the event. It was heart breaking to see how many children were disappointed that year. It was also no good to have to pay such an awful turn out.
  • We love going here!! It is always a good time. the kids play for hours, and the adults always learn something. Even the kids to young to understand the exhibits have fun. Everything is interactive, and exhibits change regularly. Need more places like this!!!
  • We had a great time, although it seemed a bit empty, it was very nice. The dome needs an update soon which means people probably need to visit & help raise money for upgrades. All in all it was a very educational experience!
  • Many of the experiences were non functioning either due to missing parts, no power, or supplies locked up. What did work entertained my children.
  • If you want to take your children out for some fun activities this is the place. It is a great location with access to an outdoor play area as well. They do children activities throughout the day. And if you get their family membership you can get free or reduced coast access to to many other science places across the US.

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Homestyle and boutique bed and breakfasts offer Texas hospitality near the downtown area. Chain hotels downtown fill up fast in the weeks prior to the rodeo, so book early to secure your desired room. Some of these hotels offer luxury suites and extra services, such as spas. Another popular option is camping in the desert to get a taste of the cowboy life.
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