|Per current CDC guidance and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s mandate, face coverings MUST BE WORN by all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, except when actively eating or drinking.
Wands at the ready! Now boarding at Platform 9 3/4 for your opportunity to explore the science of witchcraft and wizardry. Get sorted, discover your Patronus, craft potions, create your very own wand, and so much more. Fear not, Muggles are allowed to attend, too.
Labs, lectures and experiences at this Social Science will include:
Potter Trivia Challenge
Join your friends or fellow Potter fans for a trivia challenge even super fans will enjoy. The winning team in each challenge gets a prize!
Wands at the Ready!
Put your magical powers to work when you create a custom wand you can use to cast spells at will.
Discover Your Patronus
Do more than discover your Patronus, create a plush embodiment of it in Art Alcove.
Which Book is Best?
Visit the talkback wall to cast your vote for your favorite book in the Harry Potter series.
Display your pride in the noble history of your house when you make your own button to wear proudly displaying your house’s crest.
Step inside the potion lab and formulate your own custom magical potion to keep in a bottle necklace.
Tesla Coil Wand
Check out a demonstration of a giant Tesla coil as scientific spells get cast. Demonstrations will occur every 30 minutes.
Scary Potter’s House
What’s more fun than a Harry Potter themed haunted house? Get ready to get scared!
Battle of the Houses
Face off against your friends in a spirited match of Cornhole Quidditch. Who will be victorious… Gryffindor, Slytheren, Hufflepuff, or maybe Ravenclaw?
Cast Your Spell
Test your spell casting abilities using a magical wand powered by eSquib technology. Developed by Reno-based DSSP, eSquibs are next generation pyrotechnic devices that are electrically ignited and reusable.
Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.
Social Science is The Discovery’s wildly popular adults-only, brain-building event series that features science demonstrations, hands-on labs, expert presentations, a live DJ, libations, and tasty bites.