Harry Potter Science Saturday on Mar. 10


Contact: Marie Cheek, Community Relations Coordinator

Culture & Heritage Museums of York County, SC

803.818.6767 mcheek@chmuseums.org

“Harry Potter Science Saturday” examines the fun realm of real science

ROCK HILL, SC – The Museum of York County opens its halls of natural history exhibitions and dresses up in the magic, mystery and lore of Harry Potter. “Harry Potter Science Saturday” is an annual family-friendly event that aims to illuminate the surprising natural world of science as it relates to the Harry Potter series’ iconic ministry of magic. Muggles and wizards can participate in activities throughout the day, which include a Hogwarts-style astronomy lesson in the planetarium, the testing of logic skills by solving the Sphinx’s riddles, and instruction on safety around wild muggle animals - a spin on the Care of Magical Creatures classes.

The Winthrop University Chemistry Club will be on site making “potions.” The Museum Guild will have refreshments and goodies, such as Butterbeer and Chocolate Frogs, for cash only-sales. Food and drink from Chappell’s Snack Shack will also be available for purchase. The Museum Store will be stocked with children’s wands and all-things-owl. The York County Library Bookmobile will be onsite – pick up some good reads.

“Harry Potter Science Saturday” is Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free with museum admission. General admission: $10. Adults, $8. Seniors, $6. Youth, FREE to CHM members & ages 3 & younger

The Museum of York County is located at 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732. http://chmuseums.org/myco/

Disclaimer: “Harry Potter Science Saturday” at the Museum of York County is intended for the education of our audience and has not been prepared, approved or licensed by any person or entity that created, published or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties nor is Harry Potter Science Saturday affiliated with any such person or entity.

About the Museum of York County: The Museum of York County highlights the natural history of the Carolina Piedmont and its connections to the rest of the world. The Naturalist Center, with over 2,000 natural history specimens, provides hands-on opportunities for self-guided discovery and educational programs. The Settlemyre Planetarium is one of only three full-dome digital planetariums in the Charlotte Metro area. The Museum Store has a selection of local handmade pottery, S.C. produced food products, and nature-themed gifts for children. Outside, the museum has a picnic facility, a three-quarter mile nature trail and a Monarch Waystation.