Wizards Unite at Museum After Dark Event

Posted April 15, 2019 at 2:25 pm     Category: NewsMuseum

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. –  Cape Fear Museum of History and Science presents Museum After Dark: Wizarding School on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a memorable evening experience where adult guests can turn back time and channel their inner wizard. The adventure begins in Museum Park as wizards are sorted into local houses and begin earning jeweled house points. Some of the event stations and activities for the evening include:

  • Answer wizarding riddles and trivia
  • Make a wand and wizard hat
  • Compete in broom races
  • Hold ghostly bubbles in the palm of your hand
  • Observe the astronomical wonders of the night sky
  • Create shimmery lucky concoctions
  • Dissect owl pellets to discover what they eat
  • Study wizarding creatures and potions
  • And compete for the Wizarding House Cup!

A contest for best wizard hat created at the event will be held at 8:30 p.m. The Wizarding House Cup will be awarded with chocolate prizes at 9 p.m. Many thanks to our event partners – the witches and wizards of the Cape Fear Astronomical Society and the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase and include A&M’s Red Food Truck and Bombers Bev Co. Wizard dress is highly encouraged.

“Kids shouldn’t have all the fun,” stated Headmistress Sheryl Kingery Mays, also known as Museum Director, “this event will be a magical evening for our adult visitors to enjoy the Museum and a variety of wizarding activities, potions, spells and more.”

Advance tickets are now available for Museum After Dark, $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum admission desk or Tickets may also be purchased at the door on Thursday, April 25, $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Museum After Dark is an 18 and over event sponsored by Cape Fear Museum Associates.

Museum fundraising efforts are governed by Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. (CFMA), a nonprofit 501(c)(3). CFMA’s purpose is to solicit and receive contributions and donations for the Museum. CFMA ensures the success of the Museum through fundraising, grant writing, programs, membership and promoting the Museum’s mission throughout the community.

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, 814 Market Street, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. General admission will be FREE until further notice. Standard admission prices are $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information:

News Release Contact: Barbi Baker,, 910-798-4367

814 Market Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4370 • Fax 910-798-4382
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