July 1 - 31, 2011

Grab your Platform 9¾ ticket and get ready for a bewitchingly good time. This spell-casting event transforms the Oshkosh Public Museum into Harry's famous wizarding school (you have no idea how many charms, spells and conference calls with the Ministry of Magic this took). After an official sorting ceremony, explore the castle and start collecting house points. Gather in the great hall to make your own wand and quill, try your hand at gnome toss out on the school grounds or challenge yourself to solve the magical messages hidden throughout the castle. Divination anyone? I see fun in your future.

PotterFest unlocks the magic of the wizarding world to celebrate the release of the final Harry Potter film. (Did someone say alohomora?) As part of the month-long festival, meet characters from the stories and check out props and replicas from the Harry Potter movies. (Bring your earmuffs, we hear there might be a mandrake.) Wrap up the celebration with a very Harry birthday bash… which is actually much cooler than that sounds… Yes, all sorts of magic and mischief are in store for you.

The Oshkosh Public Museum is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.

Course Schedule

Tuesday – Saturday

10-11 Sorting Ceremony
11-12 Charms & Divination
12-1 Gnome Toss
1-2 Herbology
2-3 Ancient Runes & Divination
3-4 SNAPE Bingo


1-2 Sorting Ceremony & Charms
2-3 Divination & Ancient Runes & Gnome Toss
3-4 Divination & Herbology & SNAPE Bingo