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

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2009, 09:25 AM

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 ( 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!

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2422 Points

Sound very nice. I wish i could visit it but living in Europe doesn’t help.

Posted by Mr. Brightside on October 20, 2009, 03:37 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

Awesome. Too bad I don’t live in the USA

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 20, 2009, 03:42 PM report to moderator
689 Points

this actually sounds really cool. hopefully it’ll come to chicago or better yet milwaukee!

Posted by HPandtheDA007 on October 20, 2009, 03:51 PM report to moderator
241 Points

That’s what’s at my school library right now! I have to make it over there before it’s gone!

Posted by HollyLime on October 20, 2009, 03:53 PM report to moderator
2525 Points

Looks fanciting!

Posted by The Nerd on October 20, 2009, 04:43 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

cool! i went to the other one so this should be great as well!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on October 20, 2009, 05:02 PM report to moderator
47 Points

i wanna go to the san diego one but thats not till 2012 sigh

Posted by lilginnythatlostherjumper on October 20, 2009, 06:19 PM report to moderator
660 Points

Flagstaff here we come! Too bad it couldn’t be amking a stop in Phoenix.

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on October 20, 2009, 07:13 PM report to moderator
1457 Points

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! :)

Posted by Flora Lovegood {<3WBM<3} on October 21, 2009, 12:10 AM report to moderator
773 Points

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 :)

Posted by Sigourney♥ on October 21, 2009, 01:42 AM report to moderator
5668 Points

that is so cool!

Posted by rebel on October 21, 2009, 01:47 AM report to moderator
228 Points

OMG!! it’s at my hometown already. brb going to see them!

Posted by RAzzLe on October 21, 2009, 01:48 AM report to moderator
3417 Points

Sounds interesting, I’ll be checking it out when it comes to my local area!

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on October 21, 2009, 02:12 AM report to moderator
355 Points

Aw! I wanna go. Wish I live in the US right about now.

Posted by Lisbry on October 21, 2009, 02:17 AM report to moderator
6690 Points

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 then

Posted by levi-OH-sa, not levio-SA [neville♥myhero] on October 21, 2009, 02:40 AM report to moderator
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