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Don Harrington Discovery Center

1200 Streit Dr, Harrington Regional Medical Center, Amarillo, TX 79106-1759
+1 806-355-9548
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Such a fantastic gem!! Great for littles and bigs alike!

My kids loved this place so much that we came two days in a row! So many hands-on exhibits that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ryebrewster
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Way too expensive for the experience

This museum was rated well. I was very excited to go with my kids, but when we got there it cost us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BarryHill1986
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Odessa, Texas
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The Don Harrington Discovery Center and Space Theater makes science exciting, relevant and interesting to all types of learners by providing interactive exhibits and programs that actively engage children, adolescents and their families. It fosters inquiring minds and nurtures the individual genius that is within each of us. The Discovery Center is dedicated to keeping the facility fresh and always interesting by changing out the home exhibits, and bringing in new traveling exhibits about every 3 months so that you and your family can make new discoveries every visit! In addition to our commitments, the mission of Don Harrington Discovery Center is to spark curiosity, inspire lifelong learning, and bring families and communities closer together.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“space theater” (4 reviews)
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1200 Streit Dr, Harrington Regional Medical Center, Amarillo, TX 79106-1759
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"planetarium shows"
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"space theater"
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"great hands"
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"exhibits change"
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"kids and adults"
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"great place to take"
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"lots of fun"
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"few hours"
in 4 reviews
"whole family"
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"science"
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"displays"
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"admission"
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"playground"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My kids loved this place so much that we came two days in a row! So many hands-on exhibits that truly intrigued both them and myself. If you're in Amarillo and have time to check out some of the local attractions, especially with kids, put...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was rated well. I was very excited to go with my kids, but when we got there it cost us $27. That's with my veteran discount and one free 2 year old. Half of the interactive exhibits we're broken. There were a lot...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had my granddaughters birthday party here and the kids had a great time. More than enough activites to keep them occupied all day

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Sarah S, Public Relations Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

We are so glad to hear that your granddaughter had a great party with us. We hope it was memorable and wish her a happy birthday! Come see us again soon.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

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 place to go to let the kids...More

Thank codys188
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Sarah S, Public Relations Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hi, thank your for taking the time to review us. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your membership and take full advantage of the special events and summer camp discounts! A Space Theater upgrade is on our Wish List for 2018. It is...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Melissa M
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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for your review. We hope that you were able to come in and enjoy the museum too! It's a great area to spend the day- Explore the Discovery Center and then go outside and enjoy the park and playground/splash pad. Come see us...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great science exhibit with some really cool movies and Planetarium shows! The exhibits change throughout the year so check back from time to time - but it's really a great learning place for the whole family!

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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit. Come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Stopped in with young grand kids and was very impressed with the quality and number of hands on exhibits. There were displays for all age levels and we were able to keep a 2 year old and 6 year old entertained for hours! Would definitely...More

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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit with your grandchildren. Come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I was caught off guard at how small this museum actually was, but we were fortunate to visit on a very quiet day, so there were no issues with using various exhibits. I had my children with me aging from 2 1/2-10 and they were...More

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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi, we thank you for taking the time to review our museum, and we appreciate the feedback. We would love to hear more about your experience in the KinderStudio and get your suggestions. Please feel free to send an email to our Executive Director, Dr....More

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We all had fun. Even my 19 year old was playing like a baby. Very nice staff. Small museum puts you on a slower pace. Good for few hours. Do not expect to spend the whole day there.

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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit. Come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to take students for a field trip or a day out of the house. I took my students and we did 4 different (pre scheduled) science labs/demonstrations. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank jessjjmc
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Sarah S, Manager at Don Harrington Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Hi, thank you for your review, and for your feedback of our education services. We are so glad that your students and you enjoyed your time here. Come back again soon!

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Jrmarquez
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Hi thank you for your question. Admission is $11 for adults, $8 for children (3-12), $8 for students (13-22), $8 for Military (with I.D.), and free for members and children under 2. More information for planning your visit... More
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