John Ball Zoo

Wizarding Weekends 2021

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 September 11, 12, and 18, 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day. 

We recommend purchasing your tickets online prior to arrival. This will make your entry quicker and easier by not having to visit the ticket window first to purchase a ticket before entering the Zoo.

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