Harry Potter Day


Make It Take Its: 11:00 am-1:00 pm or 2:30-4:30 pm

Public Festivities: 1:00-5:00 pm


Join the Indianapolis Art Center as we magically transform our halls into a world-class wizarding school for a special day of Harry Potter-inspired Make It Take Its and festivities. There will be a costume contest, trivia, scavenger hunts in the Forbidden Forest, and many more magical surprises. Transfigure yourself into a fantastic beast or down a vial of polyjuice potion while gathering with a community of creatives and Potter fans who keep the dream alive. Register for a Make It Take It class or visit for our public festivities between 1:00-5:00 pm. Muggles, Squibs, and Wizards of all houses are welcome for this spellbinding day of witchcraft and wizardry!

 

Click Here to check out the Harry Potter Day Facebook event!


Make It Take It Offerings:

 

Book Making - FULL

August 3 • 11 am-1 pm • Member/Non-Member $45

Clay Goblet

August 3 • 11 am-1 pm • Member/Non-Member $60

Glass Crystal Ball - FULL

August 3 • 11 am-1 pm • Member/Non-Member $75

Patina Potions

August 3 • 11 am-1 pm • Member/Non-Member $60

Silkscreened Shirts (Teen - Ages 14-18)

August 3 • 11 am-1 pm • Member/Non-Member $40

Sparks Fly! - FULL

August 3 • 11 am-1 pm • Member/Non-Member $65

Wandmaking (Youth - Ages 6-10) - FULL

August 3 • 11 am-1 pm • Member/Non-Member $35

Woodturned Wands - FULL

August 3 • 11 am-1 pm • Member/Non-Member $65

Flip Books

August 3 • 2:30-4:30 pm • Member/Non-Member $40

Glass Crystal Ball - FULL

August 3 • 2:30-4:30 pm • Member/Non-Member $75

Silkscreened Shirts

August 3 • 2:30-4:30 pm • Member/Non-Member $50

Sparks Fly!

August 3 • 2:30-4:30 pm • Member/Non-Member $65

Wandmaking (Youth - Ages 6-10): Session 1 - FULL

August 3 • 2:30-4:30 pm • Member/Non-Member $35

Wandmaking (Youth - Ages 6-10): Session 2 - FULL

August 3 • 2:30-4:30 pm • Member/Non-Member $35

Woodturned Wands - FULL

August 3 • 2:30-4:30 pm • Member/Non-Member $65

Clay Creatures (Youth - Ages 4-6)

August 3 • 2:30-4:30 pm • Member/Non-Member $30


Extra Activities


  • Free Costume contest with prizes for one adult and one youth winner. Hogwarts professors and Wizarding World characters will be on the judging panel for the costume contest with delicious prizes from BRICs Ice Cream.
  • Free Scavenger hunt in Forbidden Forest (ArtsPark) – Yummy prizes from Insomnia cookies.
  • Trivia and Bingo ($5 per person) - Sensational prizes from the Indianapolis Art Center.
  • Just Pop-In! Popcorn bar & Honeydukes express snack trolley.
  • Cecil Magic (Charms)—Indianapolis magician Josh Cecil will be delighting crowds with new and old magic tricks we've all come to love!

 

Partners & Sponsors:


Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery — Adult Potions! Experience a specialty bar with drinks that change color and even give off smoke!


Indiana Historical Society — A History of Magic because “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure,” stated accurately and succinctly by J.K. Rowling herself in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Enchant us with your Wizarding World and Hoosier history knowledge, bring photos to life with your own artistic touch, uncover what magic lies in Indiana’s past from the History Center vault, and register to win a year of time travel with a household membership with the Indiana Historical Society.


Red Squad Coalition — Ravenclaws, Gryffindors, Slytherins, and Hufflepuffs all compete in a magical mash-up of Harry Potter-themed trivia and bingo! Choose which suits you best and take on your rival houses for Hogwarts School supremacy!


Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (Herbology) is making golden snitch seed bombs with lessons fashioned straight from Professor Sprout's syllabus! Learn about local fauna and flora, and ways to keep our city beautiful!


FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic — (Care of magical creatures) is bringing adoptable kittens! Learn about animal behavior and ownership from a tribe of animal guardians, caretakers, and enthusiasts who'd make Newt Scamander proud.


Indianapolis Public Library — Welcome the library to Harry Potter Day! These folks are a continually awesome organization to work with! We're still working out the details of their activity, but we can't wait to revelio the details to you. ;)