The Connecticut Science Center will open early at 9AM on Saturday, February 24 & Sunday, February 25 for the Hogwarts Celebration of Science and Sorcery.
Tickets for this event are still available at our ticketing counter.  CLICK HERE for help with getting here or parking.

Hogwarts Celebration of Science and Sorcery

Date & Time

Saturday, February 24 & Sunday, February 25

Activities: 10AM–4PM

Doors open at 9AM


The Wizarding World created by the popular book and movie series meets the hands-on fun of the Connecticut Science Center for one magical weekend. Brew your own potions or learn how to properly fight in Dumbledore’s Army. Take a scavenger hunt through the Science Center with Luna Lovegood, see what the tea leaves have to say about your future with Professor Trelawney, or get advice from Professor Dumbledore. Don’t forget to visit the Sorting Hat to find out which house you belong to.

For a small fee, the bravest of wizards can see the magical stage show Fantastic Beasts of the Muggle World, with our friends from Wildlife Encounters. Or, relive the magic of the Harry Potter movies from the beginning with a special 3PM showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

The magical world of Harry Potter comes to life at the Connecticut Science Center – you won’t want to miss this. Most activities will be included in the cost of General Admission or your Connecticut Science Center Membership.

Magical Activities

  • Meet Dumbledore
  • Luna Lovegood Scavenger Hunt
  • Invisibility Cloak
  • Wand Class
  • Potions Class
  • Sand Potion Art
  • Divination with Professor Trelawney
  • House Assignments with the Sorting Hat
  • Meet Hermione
  • Magic Photo Booth
  • Story Time with Hermione
  • Potter Crafts
  • Watch Fantastic Beasts of the Muggle World stage show
    *Separate ticket required
  • Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on the big screen
    *Separate ticket required
  • *All posted activities are subject to availability and changes

Member-Only Activities

  • Member kids will get an exclusive stuffed mini Owl
    *First 500 Member kids each day
  • Astronomy Class (Saturday only)


Notice: Online ticket sales for this event are now closed. You can still purchase tickets for this event at our Ticketing Counter.

Fantastic Beasts of the Muggle
World Stage Show

Showing: February 24 & 25: 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 in the Muggle World. Brace yourself for an up close and personal experience with some fantastically amazing creatures.

Harry Potter on the Big Screen

Showing: February 24 & 25: 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.