John Ball Zoo

Wizarding Weekends 2020

As the season turns to fall and school begins, a magical change begins to occur at John Ball Zoo. It’s a time when the distinguished magical Zoo staff gives lessons in caring for fantastical beasts. It’s time for magic. 
John Ball Zoo is officially inviting all wizards, witches, and muggles alike to Wizarding Weekends. For two enchanting weekends, the Zoo will magically transform for this family-friendly event. From entering Nocturnal Alley, to exploring the Forbidden Forest, there is much for every wizarding fan to enjoy.

Join JBZ in the realms, hollows, and platforms throughout the magical grounds. Time to renew your imagination and brush up on your spells. Costumes are highly encouraged so put on your robes and grab your wand, and visit the fantastic beasts of the muggle world.

Wizarding Weekends at John Ball Zoo happens for two weekends starting September 12 – 13 and again September 19 - 20, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day. Note, JBZ is continuing to plan the most exciting Wizarding Weekends possible while keeping social distancing in mind.

We recommend reserving your timed entry tickets online prior to arrival. Tickets could be available for those who walk-up but we cannot guarantee these will be available. 

Tickets are now on-sale. Reserve your tickets today!