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Harry Potter: The Exhibition is back (slide show)

Harry Potter: The Exhibition, showcasing all eight HP films' scenery, props and costumes, has returned to regale NYC Muggles at Discovery Times Square.

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

Photograph: Marielle Solan

"Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at Discovery Times Square

One of our kids hadn't yet discovered the Harry Potter series in 2011, the last time "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" came to town. But fast-forward a year and that is no longer the case. So when we heard the spectacle was coming back to Discovery Times Square for a second run, with a bunch of new props from the last HP movie, we uttered a silent "Yessss." If you have a Muggle at home (especially a new one), this show is not to be missed. The mostly subterranean exhibition artfully presents props and scenes straight out of the eight-movie series, from the curious horcruxes and famed golden egg to re-creations of Ron Beasley's dorm room and Hagrid's Hut. Most enjoyable for kids, though, are the show's interactive elements: potted mandrakes, which squeal when little hands uproot them; Hagrid's gargantuan chair, which makes anyone look Lilliputian; and a Quidditch practice area, with four balls kids (and grown-ups) can hurl at ring-shaped goals. The fans we brought along didn't want to leave that last one. Caveat emptor: A whole lot of steeply priced merchandise awaits in the show's gift shop, strategically placed between you and the exit.


"Harry Potter: The Exhibition" is on view at Discovery Times Square through April 7.



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