Museums
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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Amarillo Museum of Art
Amarillo Museum of Art

(806) 371-5050

2200 S Van Buren St
Amarillo, TX 79109   Directions Website

In Texas everything is bigger, right? That holds true for museums, too, as the Amarillo Museum of Art stands as one of the largest facilities in the United States.

With various collections both permanent and traveling, the museum celebrates the creation of art as well as invites it, as it offers classes in various mediums for both children and adults. The staff and supporters work hard to ensure that the venue's mission of providing quality visual arts programming to the residents of the Texas Panhandle is a continuous and successful one. If you appreciate art, this is an attraction you can't miss.

Don Harrington Discovery Center
Don Harrington Discovery Center

(806) 355-9547

1200 Streit Dr
Amarillo, TX 79106   Directions Website

The Don Harrington Discovery Center is more than just a museum. It's an interactive playground where kids (and adults) can engage in various exhibits.

Watch as dinosaurs watch you, or maybe check out an awesome movie about sea monsters in the Space Theater. This attraction features several specialized areas for the younger visitors, including a new preschoolers gallery that is designed exclusively for children 6 years old and younger. Summer camps, specialized classes and other special events make the Don Harrington Discover Center a must-see when you're in Amarillo.

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (PPHM)
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (PPHM)

(806) 651-2244

2503 4th Ave
Canyon, TX 79015   Directions Website

Find out how tough and resilient the original inhabitants of the Texas Panhandle were by taking in the various exhibits and displays at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. The venue has the distinction of being the largest history museum in the state, and none of that space is wasted in telling the dramatic stories of how life on the plains came to be.

Also, don't miss the beautiful collection of Texas art that includes Southwest American Indian art. Dig a little deeper as you pass through the paleontology and archeology areas that lead to the present day with the inclusion of some cutting edge modern art. From a lone sagebrush to art that reflects the present day, the wide panorama of it all is waiting to be seen at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum.

Texas Pharmacy Museum |Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
Texas Pharmacy Museum |Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy

(806) 414-9269

1300 S Coulter St
Amarillo, TX 79106   Directions Website

If you've ever had a hard time getting your kids to take their medicine, maybe a family trip to the Texas Pharmacy Museum will completely change their outlook.

Over the course of the 3,000-square-foot exhibit and attraction area, learn about pharmacy's history and development through American history. See artifacts, pharmacy products, delivery systems, literature, and art that tell the story of how the availability and distribution of modern medicine has evolved.

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