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Hawkwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry


October 22, 2023 | 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Hawkwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry
Sunday, October 22 / 11 AM – 2:30 PM
$15 Per Person, PLUS General Admission*

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We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted into Hawkwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Join a VINS educator for this magical event where you can choose your classes and learn all about the real world magic of science.


11 AM – 11:40 AM / Hawkfly
The Sorting Hat

This Predators of the Sky themed program will feature four raptor species. Find out which one suits your house best and learn which bird will make the best messenger for you.

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM / Neale Pavilion

Gaze upon galaxies far far away inside of our very own magic crystal ball, the VINS Starlab. Learn the mythology behind the constellations and how to identify them for yourself in the night sky!

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM / August Pavilion
Crafts & Lunch in the Great Hall

Butterbeer, Bertie Botts beans, and chocolate frogs galore! Enjoy some tasty treats made by our educators while you craft your very own magic wand.

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM / Meadow

Search for magical plants to use in your spells in a scavenger hunt. Learn about the magical and medicinal uses of these plants as well as how to identify them in the wild.

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM / August Pavilion
Care of Magical Creatures

Learn how the educators care for the magical creatures at VINS, and help create enrichment from some provided supplies. Make sure to brush up on your parseltongue for a scaly animal encounter!

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM / August Pavilion

Mix up a little magic and participate in some hands-on science experiments. Prepare to get messy!

*Pre-registration is required. Appropriate for Ages 5 and up.

For more information, contact us at 802.359.5000 or info@vinsweb.org.