Harry Potter Exhibition in Boston Extended Through February 28, 2010
January 25, 2010, 11:41 AM
The Harry Potter Exhibition currently on display in Boston, Mass. has been extended one additional week, until February 28, 2010, due to the popularity of the traveling exhibition of props from the Harry Potter films. News came of the extended East Coast run via a press release, which also gave word that the exhibition would extend its viewing hours during the "February school vacation weeks in Massachusetts and New Hampshire." The extended hours are as follows:
- Saturday, February 13 through Saturday, February 20, Harry Potter: The Exhibition and Museum exhibit halls are open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Sunday, February 21 through Thursday, February 25, hours are: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Friday, February 26: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Saturday, February 27 – Sunday, February 28: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
I have yet to see it. Hopefully, the Exhibition site will update showing other tour stops in the near future, so that I can at least see if it’s possible for me to go to it.
I just went to see it in Boston yesterday (Feb5, 2010) and I was disappointed. I was expecting to see actual artifacts used in the movies but in most cases I think the “artifacts” presented were created just for the exhibition. A case in point was Hagrid’s clothing. It was huge, it would have fit an 8’ tall person, yet the actor that plays Hagrid is only 6’1". Obviously during filming they used the technique of forced perspective to make him appear larger, but his clothes would not have been huge! Another disappointment were Harry and Ron’s beds- they were really small, not like the large beds shown in the movies. Finally, and most fatally, Harry’s acceptance letter- the letter in the exhibition was TYPED, anyone who watched the movies would know that when Hagrid gave it to Harry it was HANDWRITTEN! Overall the exhibit was full of eye candy and was fun, but as I said it was not what I expected.