Harry Potter Extends Stay in Boston

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Wed, 01/27/2010 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

The Museum of Science Boston has extended its East Coast premiere run of Harry Potter: The Exhibition until the end of February due to its popularity. The extended run will give New England fans their last chance to step inside the famous wizard's magical world before the exhibition moves to its next location the Ontario Science Center in Toronto Canada. The Museum of Science is the only New England location on the exhibit’s tour. In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products Exhibitgroup/Giltspur created the 10 000-square-foot exhibition to offer fans a first-hand look at more than 200 authentic artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets—including the Great Hall Hagrid's hut the Gryffindor common room—and more. Visitors to Harry Potter: The Exhibition includes the craftsmanship and artistry that went into creating the costumes and props for the beloved characters and iconic moments in the blockbuster film series. We're delighted to extend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for New England Muggles to step inside Harry Potter's world. And for the many fans that have already sat in Hagrid's chair scored a Quidditch point for their house or marveled at seeing Buckbeak's feathers up close—now is their chance to relive this incredible experience with family and friends says Ioannis Miaoulis president and director of the Museum of Science. Harry Potter: The Exhibition is full of such remarkable artistry and detail new visitors will be inspired by the creativity that went into bringing a magical world to life and returning fans will enjoy catching elements that they may have missed the first time. “We are thrilled to respond to the demand of fans by offering an extended run of Harry Potter: The Exhibition at the Museum of Science in Boston ” says Karen McTier executive vice president domestic licensing and worldwide marketing Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “The success of the exhibition is a testament to support from fans of all ages and extending this magical experience is the perfect way to show our appreciation to the fans.”    “This exhibition has offered thousands of Harry Potter fans a fascinating new way to experience the films ” says Eddie Newquist president branded entertainment Exhibitgroup/Giltspur. “We’re thrilled to extend the exhibition’s run and it is our hope that every Harry Potter fan in the Boston area will have the opportunity to experience the magic before the exhibition leaves for Canada.” Exhibitgroup/Giltspur www.e-g.com Museum of Science Boston www.mos.org