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Harry Potter: The Exhibition to move to Ontario, Canada
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Written by Laurie   
Tuesday, 08 December 2009 20:23

Warner Brothers has just informed us that Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which is currently being hosted at the Boston Museum of Science through February 21, 2010, will move to the Ontario Science Centre at the beginning of April 2010. This will be the first venue outside the United States to host the exhibition. The exhibit will open on the 9th, and will be the only Canadian venue to host the international tour. It will close on August 22, 2010. Tickets can be bought now at the aforementioned link or by calling 416-696-1000.

“The Harry Potter books have introduced millions of children to the enjoyment of reading and the film adaptations have enthralled fans, stimulating their creativity and imaginations,” said Lesley Lewis, chief executive officer of the Ontario Science Centre. “Harry Potter: The Exhibition is an ideal fit with our Science Centre mission and I’m confident that Harry Potter fans will be delighted by the opportunity to immerse themselves in this exhibition.”

Visitors will experience dramatic environments inspired by the Harry Potter film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind more than 200 authentic costumes and film props.

“We are thrilled to be opening Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Canada to give fans the opportunity to experience all of the incredible components of this magical world brought to life,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “The Ontario Science Centre is a wonderful venue that will showcase perfectly Harry’s world for fans of all ages to enjoy.”

"We are delighted with the reception the exhibition has received in Chicago and Boston and we are honoured to make the Ontario Science Centre the first stop on its international tour," said Eddie Newquist, President, Branded Entertainment, Exhibitgroup/Giltspur. "Fans young and old from around the world have given us tremendous positive feedback, and we are hopeful that all the Harry Potter fans in the Toronto area and beyond will have a chance to visit this one-of-a-kind exhibition."

The exhibition is time-ticketed and will be open for visitors during the Science Centre’s regular hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Admission to Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which includes general admission to the museum’s exhibition halls, is $27.50 for adults; $23.50 for seniors and youth (ages 65+ and 13-17); $20 for children (ages 4-12); and for Ontario Science Centre members admission is $14 for adults; $12 for seniors and youth; and $10 for children.