1. Darlene Barrington

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    I have always enjoyed taking my grandchildren to the Discovery Center. Through the years and different age spans, it was a trick to get them to leave the center. With these experiences in mind, when my brother-in-law brought his great nephew to visit, the Discovery Center was one of the places we had to go to. This trip was thoroughly a disappointment. The west side of the center activities seemed pointless and not intriguing. The exhibits that might have been interesting were not working. There were no employees around to answer any questions concerning the purpose or directions to each activity. We proceeded to the Pirate exhibit thinking that the activities in that area would make up for our initial disappointment. This turned out to be even more disappointing. The children with us called it a museum because all you really got to do is read and look. The panning for gold was a total hit but they were ready to go 30 minutes into our visit. The “treasure hunt hands on” was also not available to use. Children learn through doing and experiencing. Past times when we visited, this is what was available–a hands on and experiencing adventure. I know that new exhibits are natural and necessary to keep people curious and interested but tried and true activities do not need to be taken away. Our experience this last Tuesday, 6-10-14, was not enjoyable in any way. We left the Discovery Center and went to the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum and watched the kids have a blast. They offered viewing only exhibits but they also offer the chance for children to try, see, hear, and feel history. I am extremely disappointed in our experience at the Discovery Center. I may be the only person to feel this way but I had to express my disappointment since previous to this visit I would have nothing but praise for the activities and learning experiences you have offered to our children.

  2. Harry Elwood

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    Took my boys to have some hands on science fun….boy was I wrong. Pieces of each hands on part was missing, things had no explanation of what the exhibit was about, and lots of things were broken. There was no starting point to anything. It was being thrown in a room with a bunch of broken, missing things and trying to create science from nothing. My family didn’t enjoy it.

  3. Gabriel Barba

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    one of the fun things to do in Amarillo

  4. Heather Blythe

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    Always fun and exciting. We love to spend family time at DHDC!

  5. bradon Harold

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    Fun