Fourth annual 'Harry Potter's Hogwarts Happening' April 22

Discovery Center Museum transforms into Hogwarts for event fashioned after popular children’s book series

Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character and join Discovery Center Museum for a magical good time as the Museum is transformed into Hogwarts from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 22.

Young wizard apprentices and their families are invited to attend an open house at Hogwarts and take part in a potions class taught by Professor Snarl as well as explore the heavens with Professor Stella. Visitors can also experiment with an invisibility cloak that really works, design their own wizard practical joke props and meet some live owls from Raptor Rehabilitation and Education. Harry Potter will even be flying in on his broomstick for a special visit. Wizard apprentices should bring their Muggle parents for a magically fun family time!

This is the fourth annual Harry Potter event at Discovery Center, and activities relate to the fourth book in the Harry Potter series. Advance admission to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Happening IV is $5 for the public (adults and children) and $3 for members (adults and children). Admission at the door is $8 for the public and $5 for members. Admission also includes access to Discovery Center Museum and all exhibits.

Discovery Center Museum is a non-profit organization providing hands-on math, science and art experiences for all ages with more than 250 hands-on exhibits.

Discovery Center Museum is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. General admission to the Museum is: $5 adults, $4 children (ages 2 to 17) and free to children younger than 2 years and Museum members. Hours open are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m., Sunday.

For more information, call 963-6769 or visit

From the April 20-26, 2005, issue

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