Real-World Science from Adored J.K. Rowling Series ‘Harry Potter’
On Saturday & Sunday, July 30-31, come to the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum in Old Town Alexandria to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday.
On Sunday, July 31, during tours between 1:30 PM and 6:00 PM, families explore The Real World Science Behind Harry Potter as they discover Mandrake root, Dragon’s Blood, Unicorn root, and countless other “magical” plant concoctions. But don’t worry; there are no screaming plants on this tour!
Cost for the family-friendly tour on July 31 is $6 per person ages 5 and up; advance purchase for a timed ticket is required through the online store, and all children must be accompanied by ticketed adult.
On Saturday, July 30, adults are invited to a special evening celebration from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Happy Birthday Harry! Tour the museum for a more in-depth look at the real world of Harry Potter, make your own Dragon’s Blood Tooth Powder, test your trivia knowledge, and compete for best costume.
Cost is $30 per person, 21 and older only, and includes birthday cake and magical cocktails. Advance purchase of limited tickets is required and are available online.
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum in Old Town Alexandria is noted for its outstanding collection of medicinal herbs, shop furnishings, apothecary bottles and equipment, many still in their original location. It also has a spectacular collection of archival materials, including journals, letters and diaries, prescription and formula books, ledgers, orders and invoices. The names of famous customers appear in the documents, including Martha Washington, Nelly Custis, and Robert E. Lee.
The Apothecary Museum is located at 105-107 South Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria. For more information, visit this link. To purchase tickets, please visit the online shop or call 703.746.3852.