• Community Resources
     
    For enrichment activities outside of the classroom, students and their families will find a variety of community resrouces to enjoy.
     
    Alibates Flint Quarry National Monument
    Imagine yourself standing where an ancient civilization once lived, surrounded by colorful flint that was used to make weapons and tools. Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument offers tours year round by reservation only.
    (806) 857-3151
     
    Amarillo Art Institute
    The Mission of the Amarillo Art Institute is to provide educational enrichment and appreciation of the visual arts.
    3701 Plains Blvd. #117, Amarillo, TX 79102 Phone: 806-354-8802
     
    Amarillo Art Museum
    The purpose of the Amarillo Museum of Art (AMoA) is to provide quality visual arts programming to the residents of the Texas Panhandle, eastern New Mexico, and western Oklahoma through collections, temporary exhibitions representing a variety of media and periods, educational programming, preservation and research.  Community programs are available.
    Location:  Amarillo College Campus 220 S. Van Buren Street, Amarillo, TX  Phone: 806-371-5050
     
    Amarillo Botanical Gardens
    Features a tropical conservatory which showcases a flourishing indoor collection of exotic plants. Open year round, the conservatory creates a spectacular backdrop to the surrounding four acres of seasonal landscape. Explore the diverse natural beauty of numerous outdoor themed plantings which include Japanese, fragrance, xeric and butterfly gardens.
    1400 Streit Drive, Amarillo, TX  79106 Phone: 806-352-6513
     
    Amarillo Little Theater
    Enjoy the entertainment and talented represented in the Amarillo Little Theater productions.  Please check for age appropriate performances.  Ages 5-adult can also participate in dance and acting lessons offered through the Amarillo Little Theater Academy.
    Location:  2019 Civic Circle Amarillo, Texas 79109 Phone:  806-355-9991
     
    Amarillo Opera
    Area opera events and outreach programs.
    806-372-SING
     
    Amarillo Railroad Museum
    Located on the former Amarillo Airforce Base. The train room is filled with a permanent layout illustrating the railroads of the Texas Panhandle.  Open the second and fourth Saturdays of the month 10 am - 3 pm or call for an appointment.
    Location: 13000 E US Highway 60, Amarillo
    Phone: (806) 335-3333
     
    Amarillo Symphony
    The Amarillo Symphony is an excellent musical experience for all ages.
    Phone:  (806) 376-8782
     
    American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum
    2601 East I-40, Amarillo, Texas 79104
    Phone: 806-376-5181
     
    Carson County Square House Museum
    The purpose of the Carson County Square House Museum is to provide the highest possible level of museum experience through the collection, care, exhibition, interpretation, and demonstration of items that illustrate the history, natural history, and art of the Texas Panhandle.
    Located at the intersection of TX Hwy. 207 (Elsie Street) and Fifth Street in Panhandle
    P.O. Box 276, Panhandle, TX 79068 (806) 537-352
     
    Don Harrington Discovery Center
    Interactive science and technology exhibits, digital planetarium, and programs that actively engage children, adolescents and their families. Bring your mind out to play!
    1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo, TX  79106 Phone: 806-355-9547
     
    Elkins Ranch
    Join the ranch staff for a taste of the ol' time west at Elkins Ranch. They offer: Jeep tours of Palo Duro Canyon, chuckwagon breakfast, chuckwagon supper and live entertaniment.
    http://www.theelkinsranch.com/
    Location:  11301 East State Hwy. 217  Canyon, TX 79015
    Phone: (806) 488-2100  Fax: (806) 488-2104
     

    English Field Air and Space Museum 

    Celebrating and preserving the Heritage of Aviation, English Field offers the visitor a unique glimpse of our aerospace past. On display is the only Mars Lander on Earth. This craft is one of three in existence. - The other two are on the surface of Mars!
    2014 English Road  Amarillo, TX 79108-7513 806-335-1812  
     
    Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian
    The museum exhibits offer a glimpse into the cultures of the people of the Pueblos and Plains.  Attend a native dance pageant during the winter and summer seasons.  Visit the website for more information about scheduled presentations and events.
    Location:  9151 I-40 East  Amarillo, Texas  79120  Phone 806-335-3175
     
    National Ranch and Heritage Center
    Enjoy the rich history of ranching at this unique center.  Podcasts and virtual tours are also available at their Website.
    http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ranchhc/
    Location:  3121 4th Street Lubbock, Texas 79409 Phone: (806) 742-0498
     
    Palo Duro Canyon State Park
    Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a myriad of recreational opportunities, rich history and colorful geology.  website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_br_p4506_0007l.pdf Contact: Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Road 5 Canyon, Texas 79015 (806) 488-2227
     
    Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
    Enjoy excellent exhibits showcasing the Texas Panhandle area. Check it out!  It's great!
    Location: 2503 4th Avenue Canyon, Texas 79015 Phone: 806-651-2244
     
    Randall County 4H
    4-H is available to all boys and girls in the 3rd through 12th grades, from urban, suburban and rural areas. First, an adult leader brings together youth that have common interests. Second, the youth choose one or more projects. Projects are chosen from among 100 project areas offered, or if you don't see the one you like, you can create your own project. Third, the group enrolls as a club, and fourth meets together to learn and have FUN. Clubs are able to explore 4-H activities, events and trips. In 4-H there are events happening all year-round.
    For more information contact:
    Kristy Synatschk
    200 N. Brown Rd. - Canyon, TX 79015
    806-468-5543 (office)

    Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater
    Over 250 hands-on interactive science exhibits, giant domed screen OMNI Theater and daily live science shows
    http://www.sciencespectrum.org/
    2579 S. Loop 289 • Lubbock, TX 79423 • 806.745.2525

    TEXAS
    IN THIS FAMILY-FRIENDLY SHOW, set against an authentic tapestry of history, the show’s fictional characters bring to life the stories, struggles and triumphs of the settlers of the Texas Panhandle in the 1800s. Song and dance abound-and a generous helping of good ol’ Texas humor too-with spellbinding lighting, special effects and fireworks.
    806655-2181

    Texas Pharmacy Museum
    The only museum in Texas specializing in the collection, preservation, research, and exhibition of the history of pharmacy.
    http://www.ttuhsc.edu/sop/prospective/visitors/museum.aspx
    1300 Coulter
    Amarillo, TX 79106
    806.356.4000 ext. 268

    Wildcat Bluff Nature Center
    More than 600 acres of rolling grasslands are threaded with nature trails offering a sense of isolation and tranquility. Discover delicate wildflowers amidst knee-high grasses, huge cottonwoods, and a magnificent bluff.
    http://www.wildcatbluff.org/index.html
    Location:  2301 North Soncy Road  Amarillo, Texas 79124  Phone: 806-352-6007   
Last Modified on November 29, 2010