Canyon ISD

A History of Excellence - A Tradition of Caring

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.
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.
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.
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: 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
2579 S. Loop 289 • Lubbock, TX 79423 • 806.745.2525

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.

Texas Pharmacy Museum
The only museum in Texas specializing in the collection, preservation, research, and exhibition of the history of pharmacy.
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.
Location:  2301 North Soncy Road  Amarillo, Texas 79124  Phone: 806-352-6007   
Last Modified on November 29, 2010