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Wizard Academy


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.


Wizard School: recommended for ages 4–12
  • Mandrake Nursery: 10 a.m.–noon. in Celebrations | make your own Mandrake to raise at home. Just try to keep it from screaming.
  • Craft Spells & Potions: 2-4–p.m. in Celebrations | From liquid luck to cheering charms, we’ll get you ready for N.E.W.T.s and beyond.
  • 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
  • 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 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on the first floor | Knot your scarves and starch your hats for  school photo time!
Wizardling Wing: recommended for ages 2–5
  • Hogwarts Preschool: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Wildernest | Not-yet-school-age wizards can enjoy a pint-sized scavenger hunt and Magical Creature Bath Time.

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