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Muggle Magic back at the Idaho Museum of Natural History

November 1, 2018

Kids at a017 Muggle Magic display.
The magic of energy from the INL during Muggle Magic 2017.

POCATELLO – The public is invited to the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University annual Muggle Magic Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Since 2012, the Idaho Museum of Natural History has combined the magical world of Harry Potter with the real magic of science to bring Idaho the original Muggle Magic. The museum will be transformed into the IMNH School of Nature and Science.
 
This year’s Muggle Magic will include booths from the ISU Department of Anthropology, the ISU Department of Physics, Chuck Peterson of ISU Department of Biology, Zoo Idaho, Pocatello Greenhouse and museums staff. Participants can prepare themselves for house sorting, quidditch, hopping aboard the Hogwarts Express, herbology, potions 208, The Wand Shop, disappearing ink, owls, reptiles, amphibians, magnetism, electricity and more.
 
Help free Dobby, the house elf in the Harry Potter series, who needs a sock to be freed. The museum is  holding a sock drive for Aid for Friends. Bring in a new pair of socks, any size, any brand, and receive a bounce-back museum admission ticket.
 
To avoid overcrowding, tickets are limited to 100 per hour. Entrance times will be on the hour; tickets for that hour will be honored anytime during the hour. Pre-purchased tickets will receive priority. Adults accompanied by a paying attendee are free, however, the museum is requesting that anyone who would like to participate in the activities pay the entrance fee. Tickets are $12 online at isu.edu/imnh or $15 at the door. If the hour sells out online no at-the-door tickets will be available during that sold-out hour.
 
Please prepared for any weather, because there could be some waiting time outside. Museum staff will try to get everyone inside and into the fun as quickly as possible.
 
Since 1934, the Idaho Museum of Natural History has offered unique, educational and fun opportunities to visitors, classrooms, tourists and the public at large. The museum is open six days a week, closed Mondays. To learn more, visit imnh.isu.edu or call 208-282-3168.
 
 

 


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