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Fall Under the Academy’s Spell at Wild Wizarding Weekend, Nov. 25-27

PHILADELPHIA, November 1, 2016

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 of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.


Celebrate the November release of the Harry Potter film series spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with this fun weekend full of truly supernatural surprises.


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. 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.


Wear a costume at the door to receive a $2 discount or save by purchasing tickets online.


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