Follow Up: Science of Harry Potter’s World Display Now a Traveling Exhibition

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Oct 20, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Back in 2008, TLC first told you of a special Harry Potter display, called Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine which “explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and
the ethical questions that affected not only the wizards of Harry
Potter, but also the historical thinkers featured in the series.” In conjunction with the ALA, three copies of the exhibition are now traveling to various libraries and universities all across the US, with the first of the venues now open to the public in Charleston, IL, Lewisville, TX and New Britain, CT. Many more stops are planned through 2012, with the full schedule now available at this link. Update: Thanks to author Travis Prinzi (thehogshead.org) and reader Jan who let us know there are some dates missing from the schedule, with more available here

This exhibition has some fascinating background and insight on ‘real life’ things as well as the magical contained within the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling such as Potions, Herbology, Fantastic Beasts, Magical Creatures, and much more. We also encourage you to check out these links (online activities, higher education, middle &high school lesson plans & discussion topics) for additional material. Enjoy!





72 Responses to Follow Up: Science of Harry Potter’s World Display Now a Traveling Exhibition

Avatar Imageginevrapotter07 says: First! Love it! :)Avatar Imageginevrapotter07 says: First! Love it! :)Avatar ImageOliviavdB says: Would be amazing if I lived in the US :/Avatar ImageLauraKeaton says: Woot! It's coming to Williamsport in 2011. That's an awful long time to wait, though.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Very cool!Avatar ImageProfKnight says: I will totally be there and maybe they will let you take pictures at this exhibit :)Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: I need to wait until 2012 then go to San Diego.Avatar Imagelucky709 says: Wow, a travelling exhibit. Sounds quite interesting. Of course, if it's about Harry Potter I would absolutley adore it, and quite possibly die if I can't go, but I am running low on money at the moment and saving for LC '11! w00t!!!Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: xD Nice!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: Sounds very cool, but it is not science, it is magic. Duh.Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: Cool. Hope it comes to NH!!!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: Hope it comes to NH!!Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: Nothing in MA or RI (though I can't really complain since I'll be seeing the other HP exhibit soon)...I did, however, notice that it'll be in Orlando July 24, 2011; maybe I can extend my LeakyCon trip long enough to see the display. :)Avatar ImageJessSnape says: And of course, it's not coming close to me:( I guess I'll have to drive to KC to see it:(Avatar Imagetravisprinzi says: There are a handful of dates that aren't on this list, actually. Originally, this traveling exhibition was only going to a few places (one of which I'm speaking at). Here's the rest of the schedule: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ppo/programming/potter/potter-ssn-itinerary.cfmAvatar ImageMikeMagpuyo says: I love it!! It's nice that many of us are still enthusiastic on HP.Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Sound very nice. I wish i could visit it but living in Europe doesn't help.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Awesome. Too bad I don't live in the USAAvatar ImageHPandtheDA007 says: this actually sounds really cool. hopefully it'll come to chicago or better yet milwaukee!Avatar ImageHollyLime says: That's what's at my school library right now! I have to make it over there before it's gone!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: Looks fanciting!Avatar ImageCatherine says: cool! i went to the other one so this should be great as well!Avatar Imagelilginnythatlostherjumper says: i wanna go to the san diego one but thats not till 2012 sighAvatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: Flagstaff here we come! Too bad it couldn't be amking a stop in Phoenix.Avatar ImageFlora Lovegood says: WooT! I am jumping up and down inside b/c it is actually going to be at two libraries within an hour or two from me! yaya! we never get anything good :) I have to wait till May and/or September 2010 tho. I may just go to both! :)Avatar ImageSigourney1990 says: Ooooh, sounds really interesting actually :) i like all the background knowledge behind the series, things that Jo found out and that link to the series :)Avatar Imagerebel says: that is so cool!Avatar ImageRAzzLe says: OMG!! it's at my hometown already. brb going to see them!Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: Sounds interesting, I'll be checking it out when it comes to my local area!Avatar ImageLisbry says: Aw! I wanna go. Wish I live in the US right about now. Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: very cool, there are a few florida stops, but the one by me isn't til summer 2011...that's kinda crazy! lol i wrote down all the fl stops anyways, you never know where you'll be by thenAvatar Imagemagicmaniac says: I need to wait until 2012 then go to San Diego.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Worth going to see...Avatar ImageRosie016 says: This seems interesting, can't wait to check it out.Avatar Imagelucky709 says: Wow, a travelling exhibit. Sounds quite interesting. Of course, if it's about Harry Potter I would absolutley adore it, and quite possibly die if I can't go, but I am running low on money at the moment and saving for LC '11! w00t!!!Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: harry potter even after all the books and movies are done... SweetAvatar Imagehumbert0 says: xD Nice!Avatar ImageLadySidi says: Excellent, but it needs to come to Canada! *bounces*Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: Sounds very cool, but it is not science, it is magic. Duh.Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: Sounds very cool, but it is not science, it is magic. Duh.Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: Sounds very cool, but it is not science, it is magic. Duh.Avatar Imagealicia00 says: hayyy its going to be in ohio a lot of time and i am going to be at them all but to bad it not going to be at ohio intill the ned of next year and the year afterAvatar Imagepotter5674 says: My dad told me about this a while ago. Apparently he knows someone who works at a library where it was going to be. I never thought about submitting it as news because I thought it was a local thing. Darn it. Oh well, definitely going!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: :)Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: oh cool there are 3 by me i cant wait to goAvatar ImageLexitheAuror says: Cool! I just looked up Charleston, IL and it's only 2 and 1/2 hour drive away from me, so maybe I'll goAvatar ImageLexitheAuror says: Cool! I just looked up Charleston, IL and it's only 2 and 1/2 hour drive away from me, so maybe I'll goAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Cool too bad its in the usAvatar ImageNicci Weasley says: Wish I could go...Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: This is very exciting! Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: As delightful and informative as this tour must be, I must register my disappointment: it is not coming to Iowa. Woe.Avatar ImageBookworm_Weasley says: Send it to the UK next, pretty please?Avatar ImageDawna says: I'd love for it to come to NH, too! This perspective on the different elements sounds so interesting!Avatar Imagedeadtree says: Lewisville? ...of all the places!Avatar Imageizziewitch says: Too bad it's not coming to New Jersey. But the website is terrific.Avatar Imagenox avis says: its pretty mindblowing the amount of things in the harry potter books that relate to stuff already existing and latin. Because i do latin and like all the spells relate to it.Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: That is awesome. Love the way they take the science approach to our magical world.Avatar ImageLeeann says: I'll have to see which one's closest to me. Hopefully I can see it!Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: Awesome, sounds cool Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: Awesome!!!Avatar Imagedaisy bell says: hope they'll include Philippines on their planned stops....we'll going to love it...Avatar Imagebecmajec says: Cool :)Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: whoa!! :D that's so cool!Avatar Imagesiriusismyhero says: That sounds so amazing! If only I lived in the US. :(Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagehermionerules1844 says: I want to go so badly! I'm a geek and I love Harry Potter.Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagewing says: hahahahahaAvatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Not in UK though. :( Avatar ImageSmitch says: The owl sketch just goes to show how much care and time went into the film series. And it shows how much passion is in the fandom -- even if they are hired to produce this art, it can't be done without love!

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