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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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4138 Points

Cool too bad its in the us

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 21, 2009, 07:45 AM report to moderator
545 Points

Wish I could go…

Posted by Nicci Weasley on October 21, 2009, 07:55 AM report to moderator
13596 Points

This is very exciting!

Posted by Garden State Geek on October 21, 2009, 08:31 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

As delightful and informative as this tour must be, I must register my disappointment: it is not coming to Iowa. Woe.

Posted by Kirk on October 21, 2009, 08:58 AM report to moderator
2121 Points

Send it to the UK next, pretty please?

Posted by Bookworm_Weasley {HS} {ROAR} on October 21, 2009, 10:05 AM report to moderator
606 Points

I’d love for it to come to NH, too! This perspective on the different elements sounds so interesting!

Posted by Dawna on October 21, 2009, 10:59 AM report to moderator
879 Points

Lewisville? …of all the places!

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on October 21, 2009, 05:24 PM report to moderator
1921 Points

Too bad it’s not coming to New Jersey. But the website is terrific.

Posted by izziewitch on October 21, 2009, 05:38 PM report to moderator
197 Points

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.

Posted by nox avis on October 21, 2009, 06:54 PM report to moderator
4608 Points

That is awesome. Love the way they take the science approach to our magical world.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on October 21, 2009, 10:02 PM report to moderator
3153 Points

I’ll have to see which one’s closest to me. Hopefully I can see it!

Posted by Leeann on October 21, 2009, 11:27 PM report to moderator
2570 Points

Awesome, sounds cool

Posted by madman1277 on October 22, 2009, 12:34 AM report to moderator
1910 Points


Posted by Jane_Potter on October 22, 2009, 04:49 AM report to moderator
553 Points

hope they’ll include Philippines on their planned stops….we’ll going to love it…

Posted by ♫♣*{ȡa!ζy__ßeLL}*♣♫ on October 22, 2009, 05:14 AM report to moderator
4151 Points

whoa!! :D that’s so cool!

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on October 22, 2009, 12:55 PM report to moderator
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