Last weekend for "How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular."

A boy and his dragon: The cast performs with and even flies on top of dragons with wings up to 46 feet .
A boy and his dragon: The cast performs with and even flies on top of dragons with wings up to 46 feet . (LISA TOMASETTI)

Dragons are still on fire at Wells Fargo

Posted: September 15, 2012

Fire-breathing dragons continue to romp, roar, and soar through the Wells Fargo Center this weekend at the theatrical production of How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular.

Go on a mythical journey with Viking warriors, circus artists, and acrobats. The cast performs with and even flies on top of humongous dragons with wings up to 46 feet. The show, created by DreamWorks Animation, is based on How to Train Your Dragon, the 2010 Academy Award-nominated 3-D computer-animated film, and is performed against the backdrop of a 20,000-square-foot immersion projection screen.

How to Train Your Dragon is the story of a Viking teenager named Hiccup who wants to follow family tradition and become a dragon slayer. After capturing his first dragon, he no longer wants to kill the creature and befriends it instead. The show is at the center through Sunday. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sunday.

How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular, at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. Tickets are $25 to $129 and can be purchased at, by calling 1-800-298-4200, or at the Wells Fargo box office. Information: 215-336-3600.

Hay Maze at Woodmere Art Museum

On Friday night, Woodmere Art Museum debuts its Harry Potter-themed straw maze exhibit with a free opening celebration offering outdoor fun from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit is on display weekends through Oct. 28.

Called "Diagon Alley, Woodmere's Wizarding Market" maze, it is designed by Peter E. Brown of Fort Washington and made with 100-pound hay bales arranged in four concentric squares located one inside the other. Inside the maze, which is based on the Diagon Alley shopping area in the Harry Potter series where wizard supplies can be bought, kids can find everything they need to be a wizard. Navigate the maze with a seek-and-find activities guide and gain access to markets. Past the maze portals is the commitment wall, a solid bale wall where visitors can try to figure out how to gain access to the interior square, where a big red ball is located for kids to kick and play with.

Also, there will be free Harry Potter-themed magical art-making activities from 6 to 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 with the museum's Harry Potter Weekend: Tri-Wizard Tournament, Magic Wands, and Treats From the Trolley.

Diagon Alley, Woodmere's Wizarding Market Hay Maze, beginning 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and weekends through Oct. 28 at Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave. Museum hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $8 ages 4 to 11, $6 for members, $20 for families of three or more. Information: 215-247-0476 or

Y Kids Club, Clifford the Big Red Dog

On Saturday, the Y Kids Club and Clifford the Big Red Dog visit Johnson's Corner Farm in Medford from 10 a.m. to noon.

Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and apple orchards with Y Kids Club and Clifford to pick produce. Enjoy more hayrides and activities such as climbing rocks, racing on the Pedal Go-Cart Tracks, pipe slides, a rope maze, and more. You can also meet sheep, goats, and chickens on the animal farm.

Y Kids Club and Clifford the Big Red Dog, 10 a.m. to noon at Johnson's Corner Farm, 133 Church Rd., Medford. Farm hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Hayrides, the animal farm, and most activities cost $3.50 to $7. Information: 609-654-8643 or

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