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Wizard Academy (for Kids)


Polish your broomsticks and dust off your school robes for Madison Children’s Museum’s Wizard Academy! Join us for a full day of witchy scholarship and magical mayhem while you rack up house points for your team.

All activities are free with museum admission, while supplies last. No registration is required. By popular request, MCM is adapting our sell-out Adult Swim: Wizard Academy into a full day of fun for kids!

Wizard Academy: recommended for ages 5–12

  • Wand Workshop: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Art Studio | Delve into the ancient art of wand-making to create your very own stick of destiny
  • Quidditch Training Camp: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Rooftop (weather permitting) | Test drive a broom and send your Quaffle sailing toward the goal at our rooftop Quidditch pitch, and get pro tips from members of the Wisconsin Quidditch team.
  • Magical Creature Scavenger Hunt: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the 2nd floor exhibits | We’ve got the fantastic beasts, but do you know where to find them?  Score house points by tracking down these fantastical creatures.
  • Photo Booth & Costume Contest: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the first floor | Knot your scarves and starch your hats; prizes will be awarded for many categories via Facebook voting!
  • Mandrake Nursery: 10 a.m.-noon. in Celebrations A | make your own Mandrake to raise at home. Just try to keep it from screaming.
  • Craft Spells & Potions: 1-4 p.m. in Possible-opolis | From liquid luck to cheering charms, we’ll get you ready for N.E.W.T.s and beyond.

Wizardling Wing: recommended for ages 2–5

  • Hogwarts Preschool: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Wildernest | Wizards age 5 and under can enjoy a pint-sized scavenger hunt and Magical Creature Bath Time.

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