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article imageToronto's Science Centre welcomes the Harry Potter Exhibition

By KJ Mullins     Apr 10, 2010 in Science
Toronto - Harry Potter and science is merging at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto until August. This week stars James and Oliver Phelps from the Harry Potter movie series were on hand for the opening event.
James and Oliver Phelps played the roles of Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter movies. They brought star quality to the Harry Potter: The Exhibition which opened this Thursday in Toronto.
Fans get a first-hand look at the props from the movie series. Set in a 1,300 metre exhibit space Harry Potter: The Exhibition allows visitors a chance to explore the Great Hall, Hagrid's Hut and Gryffindor's common room up close and personal. Some of the must see artifacts on display include Professor Snape’s robes, Professor Trelawney’s crystal ball, costumes for characters such as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Professor Dumbledore. The special animals of the movie will also be on view such as life-size centaurs, a caged dragon, Buckbeak the Hippogriff and a giant Acromantula spider.
Visitors will also have the chance to do some of their own magic at the Science Centre from pulling a screaming mandrake from its pot or tossing a Quaffle through a Quidditch goalpost.
Lesley Lewis, CEO, Ontario Science Centre said in a press release obtained by Digital Journal, “The Science Centre seeks out temporary exhibitions that will appeal to our traditional audience and attract new visitors who may never have visited a science centre... Harry Potter: The Exhibition holds just such crossover appeal. Our visitors will be inspired by the creativity, technology and attention to detail behind the artifacts and themed settings in this wonderful exhibition.”
The Ontario Science Centre is the only venue in Canada to have the exhibition.
Admission to Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which includes general admission to the Science Centre’s exhibition halls, is $27.50 for adults; $23.50 for seniors and youth (ages 65+ and 13-17); $20.00 for children (ages 4-12). For Ontario Science Centre members, admission is $14 for adults; $12 for seniors and youth; and $10 for children.
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