School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with Let's Talk Science 2017

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Summerlee Science Complex

University of Guelph

50 Stone Road E

Guelph, ON N1G 2W1


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Thank you for your interest in this event! We have currently reached our maximum capacity*. Stay tuned to this page for updates!

*Please email if you have purchased tickets for children and require tickets for adult supervision. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

*This event is run entirely by volunteers, please understand our constraints and due diligence to ensure the safety of our participants.

This event is free and open to the public.

This fantastic magical and science filled day is based on the popular Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. By attending our School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, you will have an exciting, fun-filled day of learning the "magic of science"

Highlights of the day include:

  • Magical classes including Potions, Defense against the Dark Arts, Herbology, and many more all day

  • Quidditch trials on Johnston Green

  • Get sorted into your house by the sorting hat

  • Visit to the Astronomy Tower

  • Get to know our feathered friends with presentations by Wild Ontario on Owl Care at 1:00 and 4:45

  • Meet-and-greet with Hedwig and her friends at the Owl Emporium from 1:15-4:45.

  • Diagon Alley filled with fun activities, including Ollivanders Make-Your-Wand Shop!

  • Sugarplum's Sweet Shop and Leaky Cauldron to buy all of your favourite magical snacks and drinks


  • Visit Hogsmeade Village and the Shrieking Shack (Not for the squeamish!)

  • Experience Virtual Reality with Guelph's Ctrl V demonstrations

  • Learn about the science of ancient weaponry with the Royal Garrison

  • Enter the Dragon's Den, home of The Dragon

  • The Monsters of Schlock present Magic for Muggles (Ages 8+, use of loud noises & explosions) with Professor Orbax

  • NEW classes offered by the Round Table and GenreCon (more info to come)

Check out our FACEBOOK PAGE for updates! In October we will be posting the full class list there, including the Marauder's Map, so you can plan your curriculum for the day

When you arrive at the Summerlee Science Complex at the University of Guelph, please enter through Platform 9 and ¾ (on the south side of the complex) and present your FREE Eventbrite tickets to the Groundskeeper at the welcome table. You will then be given a Marauder's map, which is the key to the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and will tell you where all of your classes are located.

This event is fun for all ages (especially Harry Potter fans) and is targeted towards children ages 5-13. Please note that children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Costumes are encouraged!

Let's Talk Science Logo

Donations are accepted, and all proceeds go towards keeping this event and all of our activities FREE!


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

  • Guelph Transit buses arrive at the University of Guelph Bus Loop every hour and half hour.

  • If you are planning on driving to this event, please see the UoG Parking facilities information here

  • Unsure of the building location? Copy these coordinates into Google Maps to find the Summerlee Science Complex: 43°31'48.1"N 80°13'42.0"W

What can I bring into the event?

  • something to decorate as a wand

  • a bag to carry home all of your 'magical' supplies

What were the previous years' events like?

Check out the following links:
2015 CTV The Science of Magic
2015 UoG Campus News article
2016 CTV Magic of Science held at University of Guelph
2016 Guelph Mercury article
2016 Ontarion article
2016 Guelph Today article

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions? Contact us at

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