The Helium Time Columns Monument Committee in conjunction with the Discovery Center will be hosting an event celebrating the 50 year column opening on September 29, 2018, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

The items from the time capsule will be revealed and available for viewing during the celebration. The celebration will include the following:

  • Exciting LIVE Science Demonstrations
  • Live music by Eddie Esler and DJ Gemini
  • An official ceremony marking this historic event will begin at 1:00 pm.
  • Food Trucks will be on location for guests to enjoy: Pizza Nomad, Manny’s Tacos and more. Be sure to bring cash for food trucks.
  • Fun family activities such as DIY Time Capsules, Face Painting, Balloons, and more

Here is a map of the event to assist in planning your day and parking. Please note that Streit Drive will be closed to through traffic. For parking the best entry will be from Hagy Blvd.

Helium Celebration Event Map 2018


New items will be placed and resealed in the time capsule for future generations to view in the year 2093. Click here to submit your suggestions for the time capsule.


Gold Helium Time Columns Event Chairs and Committee Members:

Stacy Sanning, Regina Ralston, Joseph Peterson, Sam Burton, John Hamak, Jason Harrison, Brice Sheets, Jesse Melson, Vanessa Alcantar, Denise Blanchard, Maria Chrzanowski, Dr. Aaron Pan, Joie Taylor, Kevin Wilde, Dee Dee Rios, George Herring, Jesse Melson, Megan Reed, Beth Klunder, Mary Whistler, James Hicks, Gabe Sappenfield, Tamme Aureli,  & Penni Bentley

Special Thanks to the following:

  • Kelley Family Foundation -Presenting Sponsor – Saturday Celebration
  • Air Products -Presenting Sponsor – VIP Dinner
  • City of Amarillo
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center
  • Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
  • Amarillo ISD
  • Amarillo National Bank
  • Bell
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • City of Amarillo
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center
  • Golden Spread Electric Cooperative
  • Panhandle PBS (KACV)
  • ROI Online
  • Townsquare Media
  • Wiley Hicks Jr.