Don Harrington Discovery Center Hosting After Dark Game Night Friday


Don Harrington Discovery Center (DHDC) is hosting its next installment of DISCOVER AFTERDARK, with a new theme exploring science and life-sized games- ‘Game Night’!

During this adults-only evening, full-sized gamers will enjoy life-sized games designed just for them, with a grown up twist.

Festivities for the evening include:

  • Open bar that includes ice cold suds generously provided by Budweiser along with a specialty cocktail.
  • Cool science demos that will amaze learners of all ages.
  • Sing your heart out with Karaoke by B Mans Karaoke.

Compete with other Game Night guests in these life-sized games made for life-size FUN:

  • DHDC’s newest exhibit Physics @ Play explores the concepts of physics with GIANT versions of popular games like Jenga, Kerplunk, Soccer Billiards, and Lite Brite.
  • Challenge your friends to a game of ‘Beer Pong’ and win bragging rights for months to come.
  • Practice your yard game skills for upcoming cookouts with ‘Cornhole’ and ‘Ladderball’.
  • It’s all about the X’s and O’s with the life-sized Tic-Tac-Toe board.
  • If you are lucky to have any flexibility left in your adulthood, you’ll enjoy a game of Limbo. o Spacewalk of Amarillo will provide a giant inflatable ‘Twister’ game. Their website says it all. ‘Right hand red! Left foot blue! Can you hit all the spots without tumbling over? Or will your fellow gamers sabotage you by bouncing you off balance? There’s only one way to find out!’
  • Here’s your opportunity to laugh at your friends’ drawing skills with ‘Virtual Reality Pictionary’!
  • We’ll have a variety of Minute-to-Win-it games that will surely keep you moving and entertained.
  • What do you get when you mix ‘Candyland’ with ‘Musical Chairs’? A great way to win an amazing prize, that’s what! • Be sure to capture all your game triumphs in the selfie station.

Chef Bud Andersen is slated to provide a scrumptious Slider Bar with pulled pork and fried chicken on a brioche bun. Onions, pickles, Bourbon BBQ, Peach Chipotle and Sweet Mustard sauces will accompany the deliciousness. Chips with cool cucumber ranch dip and a Veggie Grill with zucchini, mushrooms, red onions & bell peppers will also get your mouth watering. No entrée is complete without the sides. Guests will also enjoy Broccoli slaw and 3 flavors of Mac & Cheese- regular, Green Chile and Smoked Gouda. Cheesecake with fruit toppings will be served for dessert.

Budweiser has donated the beverages for the evening and are helping to sponsor the event along with Amarillo Wireless, Neighbors Emergency Center, Space Walk of Amarillo, Townsquare Media, KAMR Local 4 and Fox 14.

The event for ages 21 and over will be held at the Discovery Center at 1200 Streit Drive from 7 to 10 p.m.

DHDC member ticket prices are $40, non-member tickets are $50. Tickets include access to all activities, dinner and beverages. Ticket purchases can be made online at or by calling (806) 355-9547.

Discover AfterDark is the Discovery Center’s series of adults-only events, which raises funds to help DHDC provide quality educational programs and exhibits to learners of all ages across the High Plains. Guests can expect an evening of drinks and delicious food at this unique themed party, which also incorporates science fun and competition-inspired activities into the evening. 

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