Boston: Next Stop on Harry Potter, the Exhibit Tour, Opening in October


Jul 22, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Cheers to Boston, which will be the next stop for Harry Potter, the Exhibit featuring many props and sets used in the beloved Harry Potter films. Currently open at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry until September 27, we’ve just gotten word the exhibit will move to the East Coast, as the Museum of Science in Boston, Mass states the Exhibition is to open Sunday, October 25, 2009 and run through Sunday, February 21, 2010. Tickets are now available via this link. UPDATE: Photos from Announcement now in our galleries. UPDATE 1: The Boston Globe is now carrying this news, as noted by the following:

“With a dramatic and perhaps magical flourish, the Museum of Science
today lowered a massive red velvet curtain today to reveal two
artifacts from its next exhibit: A flowing brown robe worn by a
character named Professor Slughorn and a 500-pound, 10-foot tall chess
piece… “The exhibit will give our visitors — wizards and muggles alike –
the opportunity to stop into the world of Harry Potter,” Ioannis
Miaoulis, president and director of the Museum of Science said this
morning at the announcement.

In statement issued by the museum, Miaoulis added,” We’re confident
that this exhibition will attract visitors of all ages — some of whom
may never have visited a science center. This exhibit will spark their
curiosity and imagination, leading them to experience the excitement of
discovery that’s also at the heart of the Museum’s science and
technology exhibits and programs.”

In a press release sent to TLC, it notes that “after its Boston
run, the exhibition will be displayed in other major cultural and
entertainment venues, museums and institutions in the U.S. and

86 Responses to Boston: Next Stop on Harry Potter, the Exhibit Tour, Opening in October

Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: SQUEEEE! I am so excited! I cannot wait; I will definitely be attending multiple times!! :DAvatar ImageKimberlyZ says: I hope it drives across country because California wants it too!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: You people must go and see taht it is aboulsty amazing!!Avatar Imageanorexicduck says: I hope it comes to Atlanta (or someplace within driving distance). I totally want to see it!Avatar ImageXyra44 says: That's great! I'm hoping it comes to Philly! Avatar ImagePhylis says: Here I am stuck in the middle of the country and no way to get to it. *SIGH*Avatar Imagehermionenluna TZS ROAR! says: that's a great exhibit. i saw it in chicago.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: That would be so cool to go see that stuff!Avatar ImageIrishCat says: Is there a published schedule online for this exihbit? Several years ago a Star Wars exhibit came through ... it was really interesting. A Harry Potter exhibit would be even more so!Avatar ImageBellamont says: Well Salem, I thought it would be a while before I visited again but it seems I am coming over after I stop at the HP exhibit! ^^Avatar ImageKimmyBlair says: I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see it!!!!Avatar ImageGeorge21 says: It was so cool. I went to the one in Chicago, IL. I totally recommend it.Avatar ImageTasyaWeasley says: awesome xDAvatar Imagetrontech says: The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has a lot more than Harry Potter. I decided to "see it all" and it took me a week! (Lucky I had the time.) When I was there it was all free. Please enjoy the rest of the place.Avatar ImageEscher28 says: I'll keep my fingers crossed for a stop in either Philly or NYC :)Avatar Imagehmrpotter says: I just need to know when it's coming to Atlanta!!!!!Avatar Imageliv-wa says: This is VERY exciting news indeed. Boston is quite a bit closer than Chicago. Avatar ImageElVampiro9878 says: I'm going to go! I love the Boston Museum of Science, they have lots of cool stuff there. Yay Harry Potter!! Oh, and it's coming two days before my birthday :)Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: ooooh! can't wait! i was scared it would go off to the west coast but i think i will head over there for my b-day in october :]Avatar ImageRaWr...WeReWoLf says: i really hope it comes to DC!!Avatar ImageFlora Lovegood says: *come to DC, come to DC*Avatar Imagejennluvsharry says: Pleassse come to philly!!Avatar ImageHufflepuffler says: Excellent! Here's hoping it continues down to DC or Baltimore. :)Avatar ImageHP_Flower says: I hope they come to Cleveland!Avatar Imageemdash84 says: Hoping it will stop in Oregon :) FINGERS CROSSED!Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Chicago is closer for me, so I'm hoping to go this summer!Avatar ImageToriWeasley says: ;OK I am SOOOOOO FLYING UP ;) =DAvatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: i want to go!!Avatar Imagekenmarekestrels93 says: YES!! I can't wait this is FANTASTIC!!!!!!! I'll visit many many times... :D squeeeeeAvatar Imagewhitemudfounder says: I'm far too excited about this. yay!Avatar ImageNorthernhollow says: FINALLY!! And it's open till February 10th so there's plenty of time to see it. This just made my morning.Avatar Imagehollygolightly says: When I saw it in Chicago they said that they were going to make two more stops before heading out of the US. I thought for sure one of them would be New York. I guess Boston is close enough!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: I;d love to see it, hope it comes to Las Vegas or LAAvatar Imageeaglephot says: So THAT is where Slughorn's costume went! I saw it when it first opened and then went a few days ago to see the costume missing! Makes sense now.Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: Ah! I now have renewed hope that it will travel to Phoenix. When only Chicago was announced, I was worried that it would be a one time offer. I couldn't make Chicago work in our summer travel plans. If Chronicles of Narnia made it to Phoenix, HP should eventually, too!Avatar Imagesueml says: Excellent news! I know my son will want to see this (and me too)! For those that don't live in Boston - the Science Museum here is a first class institution - it's well worth a visit along with the Harry Potter exhibit. And while you're here - visit the rest of the city, it's got much to offer (sadly, a tad too late for the beautiful foliage season).Avatar Imageno1hpfan says: hmmm maybe but i might just wait for it to come to NYC... can we please get more than one stop anonced at a timeAvatar Imagelovesliterature says: They need to come to Dallas!!Avatar ImageHydrus says: I had thought about going to Chi to see it, but I'd rather go to the East Coast than stay in the midwest.Avatar ImageJessBlogsBooks says: We're seeing it in Chicago on August 8th. It's my wedding anniversary present. :) Glad we decided to do it this time around instead of waiting to see what the next city would be. We're actually going to Boston, but not until next summer.Avatar ImageVeinic says: wow this sounds awesome, wicked!Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: YYYEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was hoping for Boston! NY would have been fine too...a good excuse to visit my brother! But right here is AWESOME!!! ErinAvatar ImageAwakened says: Sounds pretty awesome. If only this were closer!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: If it moves to DC ill go to it. I live in Virginia so DC would be closer than any of these other places.Avatar Imagedeterminedflygirl says: I saw it in Chicago too...I was so excited and the exhibit didn't disappoint. I would go to see again in a heartbeat! Avatar Imagelalashamo says: It's a pretty sweet exhibit, although I wish it was longer!Avatar ImageMugglejeff says: Look realy coolAvatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I'm so going!Avatar Imagemaxteach says: WAIT~!! Does that mean it won't come to the west coast?!?!?!?!Avatar Imagepotterrock says: greattttAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: Ughh. I REALLY need to go to Chicago. Time's running out :(Avatar ImageRightLeftMiddle says: I saw it in chicago! It was AWESOME! I want to see it again!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I hope it comes to the DC area...Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: That's outstanding - so much closer than Chicago.Avatar ImageRinny says: i didn't realize it was going multiple places- do they have any idea where it may be going next?Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: I'm going!!Avatar Image3 Weasly Twin says: Yay! I hope it comes to Virginia! If not, then I'll just have to beg my parents to let me go..... I hope I can see it!Avatar Imageslytherin.girl says: I'm going in 3weeks!!!! wooo can't wait. I live in England and I'm traveling all the way there to go to the exibition in Chicargo. This will be my first Harry Potter event! :)Avatar Imagegot2lovme says: that would so cool to see.Avatar ImageRHrSoulmates says: Can't wait to see it in NYC! *waits patiently*Avatar Imageelaphantluv34 says: YES! Somewhere my family and I can drive to so I can see it. I was supposed to fly to Chicago and see the exhibit but now I don't have to!!!Avatar Imagepottervfd says: I'm seeing the exhibition in Chicago next week! I hope that Slughorn's robe and the giant chess piece are back at the exhibit by then! I was really looking forward to seeing them! Congrats to Boston though!Avatar Imagecleverssynonym says: YES!! I was HOPING that it would come to Boston. I thought they might, because we had the LOTR exhibit years ago. :DAvatar ImageLemonFaerie says: Why does the east coast get EVERYTHING??? Waaahhhhh... Yes, I'm whining. Seattle needs to feel the love, people! Bring Harry Potter out here, pleasepleaseplease! *Jen* can I come stay with you? :)Avatar ImageWolfyWizard says: I really hope they stop in SF Avatar Image42sk8ter says: Let's hope it comes to texas! (longhorns wooo!!! \m/) Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: OMG!!!! I can't believe it, but I'll be able to go!!! Something cool to do when we visit our in-laws, and I know my daughter will love it, too! WOOT!!!Avatar Imagemonicahp2009 says: I grew up going to the MSI in Chicago and there is so much to do there. It's really wonderful museum and I recommend that everyone who is going to the Harry Potter there really take the time to check out the other exhibits. I did see the exhibit on the 13th and loved it! There is so much care and planning that goes into making the props and costumes it's truly an amazing thing. Avatar Imagelunalovegood97 says: That's five hours away. Maybe I can go for a long weekend! NYC would be easier though!Avatar ImageDawna says: I am there!Avatar ImagePineappleCrush says: Wait, so no one knows where the exhibit will go next? There's no way to find a schedule or anything?!? Here's to hoping that it'll stop off in Phoenix, AZ!!! *fingers crossed* I saw the Chronicles of Narnia one a year or two ago and it was fantastic!Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: West Coast/Canada next. Pleasepleaseplease.Avatar Imagebettb says: YAHHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagechanman says: i wish i could go...Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Cool - Boston you are sooo lucky! I think it's so great that things like this are happening. It'll bring everyone a lot of joy! :D But what is really interesting to see is *traveling internationally* does that mean it's coming to the UK??????!!!!!!!!! *SQUEEEEEE* I hope so!!!!! YAY!!! Be beyond cool if it did!!!!!! XD XD XD Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: awesum :)Avatar ImagepigmypuffSMC says: It is absolutely amazing for all those who haven't seen it yet. I saw it a week after it opened in Chicago<3Avatar Imagepoafan says: I was lucky enough to be in Chicago this past weekend and was able to see the exhibit. It was so neat to see the it as well as the rest of the museum. Plan to make a day of it if you go, it's well worth it!Avatar Imageloony.drew says: was such a wonderful exhibit! I got to sit in Hagrid's chair and play with a quaffle! It wasn't very long, but it really was worth the $18. It was really fantastic!Avatar Imagesirius17 says: I agree Escher I hope it comes to the Franklin Instituite in PhillyAvatar Imagejljkehoe says: It was amazing in Chicago. Even my 5 years enjoyed it, and we had only started reading book1 3 days before we wnet. If you can afford it go...If bringing kids, bring extra cash for the gift shop at the end and yes, you must pass through the gift shop to get out, at least in Chicago.Avatar Imagechingmcc says: I am flying out to Chicago this month just to see this exhibit. I am so excited! I heard there is also a Dark Mark and the Hogwarts express and loads od other cool props.Avatar ImageR-for-H says: \very exciting!! Sounds really cool!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: wow, i just hope it keeps moving around the country until it comes closer to me! :P)Avatar Imagebiswajit says: I wish i could see itAvatar Imagebiswajit says: But i know i will

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