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Wizarding Day

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a magical day as we bring the wizarding world to you! Guests are encouraged to dress in their wizarding best as we celebrate all things magic.

Magical moments:

  • Attend Quidditch lessons with the Tufts University Quidditch team, The Tufflepuffs.
  • Enjoy magic tricks performed by professional magician, Darren Yong.
  • Science on the Streets from Cambridge Science Festival will put your magical skills to the test as they teach you how to make things fly.
  • Attend a Herbology class hosted by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, where they’ll teach you all about carnivorous plants, where they live, how to care for them and why some species are facing extinction.
  • At the education station, discover the threats animals are facing in the wild and how you can help defend these incredible species.
  • Meet zookeepers during animal encounters and zookeeper chats to learn how we care for the Zoo’s fantastic beasts.

This event is included with general Zoo admission. Purchase tickets online to save time waiting in line!


Darren Yong is a full-time professional magician who has over 10 years of experience amazing audiences nationwide including Europe. Whether it's performing for Fortune 500 companies (Merrill Lynch, Dell, Yahoo) or showcasing at universities and libraries year-round, his funny, witty style of magic will be the talk of the event. His unique brand of laugh-out-loud, jaw-dropping comedy magic and mind-reading allows him to perform to small, intimate groups as well as large, theater-scaled shows.

Event Sponsorship
Is your company interested in sponsoring this event? Zoo New England has many different types of packages that will fit your company’s goals. Please contact Audrey Bedoucha at abedoucha@zoonewengland.com or 617-989-2692 for more information.