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Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Harry Potter - The Exhibition - Ontario Science CentreWhile I was in Niagara Falls, Canada with my family for our vacation, we took a trip to Toronto to go to the Ontario Science Centre. The Science Centre was holding the Harry Potter Exhibition. I was so excited! The Exhibition consisted of over two hundred props from the Harry Potter movies.
When you first enter, a few lucky witches or wizards get chosen to be sorted by the Sorting Hat (although everyone is put in to Gryffindor) before you pass the Hogwarts Express. Then, you walk in to the actual exhibition. You are first greeted by moving pictures and the Fat Lady from the Prisoner of Azkaban who guards the Gryffindor Common room.
There are rooms and rooms filled with props. In the first room, there was Harry and Ron’s stuff from their Common room. Harry and Ron’s beds, along with their trunks filled with various items: wands, the Marauder’s Map, books and belongings.
Almost every important character’s school robes are in this room: Harry Potter, Ron and Ginny Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Hermione Granger, and even Draco Malfoy.
In the next room, you see things from the classrooms, which are mostly the Defense Against the Dark Arts rooms. Gilderoy Lockhart and the Half-Blood Prince’s books are there. The Boggart Wardrobe from the Prisoner of Azkaban. Hagrid’s Hut featuring Norbert’s egg and Hagrid’s huge chair.
Then, you travel into the next room, which features mostly things about Voldemort. There’s the Sorcerer’s Stone, Riddle’s Diary, Voldemort’s robes from the Goblet of Fire, Death Eaters’ masks and robes. Even Buckbeak, Aragog and some centaurs are in there, too.
Then the final room is the Great Hall. Before you enter, along the outside wall you see the Educational Decrees from the Order of the Phoenix that Umbridge sent out. Inside the Great Hall, you see Yule Ball robes and dresses. Also, there are food and candy like Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. Then, right before you leave you see Dumbledore’s robes, along with Dobby and the Triwizard Cup.
There are so much more, and some things I don’t even remember! The Harry Potter Exhibition was great! I would have taken a picture of everything, but we weren’t allowed to take pictures. :[
I had a really great time! The Exhibition travels around a lot check out their website, and they might come to a place near you!
http://www.harrypotterexhibition.com/

Comments

Comment from cheryl
Time August 6, 2010 at 4:55 PM

I went to see this exhibit also and it was very interesting….The cutest was Harry Potter’s clothes from the first movie!!! He was so little then!!

Comment from bri
Time August 6, 2010 at 6:14 PM

That was one of my favorite parts too!
Daniel Radcliffe was really little back then! So cute! 🙂