Fall Under the Academy’s Spell

By Christine Sellers

Wand making, castle classes, magical myths, and more spell-binding fun will be conjured up for Wild Wizarding Weekend, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 25–27, at the Academy.

Wild Wizarding Weekend invites families to take part in magical activities and be captivated by their favorite phenomenal beasts during live animal shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (live owls!), and 3 p.m. each day.

Embrace your inner wizard with fun, magical activities.
Embrace your inner wizard with fun, magical activities.

Aspiring young wizards can listen to Academy educators tell magical myths, design their own dragon egg, and cheer on live rabbits in the Bunnies and Broomsticks game at 2 p.m. each day.

Castle Classes in Medicinal Herbs and Plants, Defense Against Predators, and Care of Domestic Creatures feature live invertebrates, fun make-and-take objects, and specimens from the Academy’s research collection.

In addition to all the wonderful wizarding events, visitors can see the original fantastical beast, T. rex in the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit, on view through Jan. 16. it’s a fun weekend full of truly supernatural surprises.

Wear a costume at the door to receive a $2 discount on regular museum admission or save by purchasing tickets online.3_ANS-buy-tickets-btn-big-hover

Visit ansp.org for a full list of activities. What a hoot!

Meet the Academy's fantastical beasts.
Meet the Academy’s fantastical beasts during live animal shows.


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