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Hogwarts Celebration of Science and Sorcery

Date & Time

Saturday, February 1 & Sunday, February 2

Activities: 10AM-4PM

Science Center Opens At 9AM


Magic returns to the Connecticut Science Center in February! The Wizarding World comes to life with hands-on fun, special appearances, and one of a kind experiences with your favorite characters. Guests can try out for the Quiddich team or learn how to fight in Dumbledore’s Army. You might even catch a potions demonstration with Professor Snape, see what the tea leaves have to say about your future with Professor Trelawney, or seek sage wisdom from Professor Dumbledore himself. While you’re roaming the halls of Hogwarts, Don’t forget to visit the Sorting Hat to find out which house you belong to. Activities are subject to change and/or may have limited availability.

Most activities are included in the cost of General Admission or a Connecticut Science Center Membership. Add-on experiences are also available for an extra fee.

Magical Activities

  • Divinations Class with Professor Trelawney
  • Dumbledore’s Army Meeting in the Room of Requirement
  • Quidditch Try-Outs
  • Sorting Hat
  • Scavenger Hunt with Luna Lovegood
  • Special Appearances by Professor Dumbledore, Hermione, Professor Sprout and More!
  • LIVE Science Demonstrations
  • Magic Photo Booth
  • Potion’s Class*
  • Professor Snape’s Potions Demonstration
  • Professor Sprout’s Butterfly Greenhouse*
  • Fantastic Beasts of the Muggle World*
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone*
  • Most activities will be included in the Cost of General Admission or Connecticut Science Center Membership. *Separate Ticket/Registration required.

Member-Only Activities

  • Astronomy Class
  • First 500 young wizards will receive a special gift



Online tickets have closed, tickets will be available at the door.

Fantastic Beasts of the Muggle
World Animal Show


Showing: 10AM / 11AM / 1PM / 2PM

Runtime: 40m

Price: $5

Join our friends from Wildlife Encounters for a magical stage show where they will introduce the young wizards of Hogwarts to some Fantastic Beasts that can be found here in the Muggle World. Brace yourself for an up-close and personal experience with some fantastically amazing creatures in this one-of-a-kind LIVE animal stage show.

*An event ticket is required for all add-ons.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's


Showing: 3:00PM

Rated: PG

Runtime: 2h 39m

Price: $5

Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths.

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*An event ticket is required for all add-ons.

Potions Class


Classes: 9:30AM / 10:00AM / 10:30AM / 11:00AM / 11:30AM / 1:00PM / 1:30PM / 2:00PM / 2:30PM / 3:00PM / 3:30PM / 4:00PM

Duration: 20m

Price: $5

At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Potions is a required subject for all students, from first year to fifth year. Come ready to get hands-on and mix-up some magic. Join our talented Potions Master as she teaches you the valuable secrets to unlock the skills of the Half-Blood Prince. "As there is little foolish wand-waving here, many of you will hardly believe this is magic.”

*An event ticket is required for all add-ons.

Professor Sprout’s Butterfly


Price: $5

Join Professor Sprout, the distinguished Head of the Hogwarts’ Herbology department, as she teaches you about some of the unique plants that can be found in her Butterfly Greenhouse. Many young wizards, like yourself, have learned all about Mandrakes, Gillyweed, and other magical plants from her, and now you too can explore the magic of her greenhouse here in the muggle world.

*An event ticket is required for all add-ons.