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CANCELED: The Science and Wizardry of Harry Potter

  • Dates: June 13, 2020
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Children (3-12) - $8.00 advance sale ($11 at the door) Adults (13+) - $12.00 advance sale ($15 at the door) Seniors Citizens (65+) - $10.00 advance sale ($13 at the door) ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES (extra fees apply)
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    The Science and Wizardry of Harry Potter - rescheduled from Saturday, March 14 to Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All tickets that have been purchased will be honored for the new date and time. Those who purchased tickets and are unable to attend should call 518-382-7890 ext. 254 or email admin@misci.org for a full refund.

    Are you a muggle trying to escape the routine of everyday life? Are you a wizard or witch looking to return to the wizarding world? No matter your circumstance you should come to "The Science and Wizardry of Harry Potter" presented by miSci. Join us on Saturday, March 14th miSci for an interactive experience sure to delight every witch or wizard, young or old!

    *An Experience for Everyone*

    The Science and Wizardry of Harry Potter is an experience designed to engage and excite individuals of all ages and talent levels. As each participant enters miSci, they will receive a Marauder Map. This document will act as a guide to showcase all the magical experiences that are available.

    Four distinct pathways will guide your movements and actions that will help the Sorting Hat determine which house you most deeply belong to. For the younger wizards among us, a series of test questions called the O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) will be available to test your knowledge and observation skills. The more seasoned wizards will be expected to take their N.E.W.Ts (Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests) to help to determine what magical skills they most deeply possess. Once you've completed your quest, get sorted by The Sorting Hat into your Hogwarts House!


    *Find the Horcrux - the dark lord has scattered pieces of his being around the museum. Witches, wizards, and Muggles of all ages are encouraged to solve his riddles and find all pieces before it’s too late!

    *Spell Casting - explore the museum and learn new spells to cast as you progress in your journey to become a witch or wizard.

    *Selfie/Boomerang Station - take your picture with props and our on-theme backdrops to make all your friends who couldn’t attend jealous.

    *Sorting Hat - once you've completed your training, get sorted into your Hogwarts House by the Sorting Hat.

    *Museum staff will be in costume and we encourage participants of all ages and cosplay levels to come dressed as their favorite Harry Potter characters (other Wizards/Witches are welcomed, too).


    *Alchemy and Potion Making for the Modern Wizard - miSci’s resident wizard, Kurt Beecher, will draw upon his advanced wisdom of chemical reactions and knowledge of the ages to perform acts of transformation before your very eyes that will leave you speechless and curious about the possibilities that exist in this magical world.

    ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES (extra fees apply):

    * Grondahl's Wizard Workshop - Wizard and Master Wand-Maker, Titus Grondahl, will be bringing his fantastic wand-making workshop to miSci. He will help wizards of all ages craft that perfect wand for your brand of magic.

    *Fantastic Beasts & the Care of Magical Creatures exotic animal show - join Adam from Uncharted Wild LLC for an up close and personal show with some of the coolest and creepiest animals.

    *Magic & Illusion Show featuring Merdwin the Mediocre - join the wizard Merdwin for a fun-filled, family-friendly magic and illusion show.

    *"The Stars of Harry Potter" Planetarium Show - see the mythical animals Draco, Centaur, and Lupus found in both the sky and Harry Potter, learn how to find the stars Sirius and Bellatrix, and more!

    *CLC Adventure - Embark on an hour-long simulated space adventure in the Challenger Learning Center!

    Children (3-12) - $8.00 advance sale ($11 at the door)
    Adults (13+) - $12.00 advance sale ($15 at the door)
    Seniors Citizens (65+) - $10.00 advance sale ($13 at the door)
    miSci Members receive a 50% discount on admission to special events!
    Indoor Butterfly House Admission: $2.00
    Planetarium Shows: $6.00
    Fantastic Beasts Exotic Animal Show: $6.00
    Merdwin the Mediocre Magic & Illusion Show: $6.00
    CLC Adventures: $10.00
    Wands from Gronhdal's Wizard Workshop: $10.00


    Enjoy easy parking and shuttle service to miSci aboard the Electric City Trolley, driven by Capital District Transportation Authority - CDTA.

    Slidin' Dirty Troy Food Truck will be on-site. No need to leave to get lunch!

    More info TBA.


    Special thanks to our corporate partners:
    GE Power, Price Chopper Supermarkets, The Costumer and Courtyard by Marriott Schenectady at Mohawk Harbor.

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