October 05, 2018 through January 27, 2019
Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, 10am-6pm; Friday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm.
New-York Historical Society
Upper West Side
$21; $16 teachers and seniors; $13 students; $6 children ages 5-13; free for children 4 and younger
Following a blockbuster run in London, Harry Potter: A History of Magic captures the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Organized by the British Library, the exhibition features centuries-old treasures, including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library, the New-York Historical Society, and other museums, as well as original material from American publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowling’s own archives. Unique to New York Historical’s presentation—and on public view for the very first time—are Mary GrandPré’s pastel illustrations of Scholastic’s original editions of the novels; Brian Selznick’s newly created artwork for the covers of the 20th anniversary edition of the Harry Potter series published by Scholastic; cover art by Kazu Kibuishi featured in Scholastic’s 15th anniversary box set; and costumes and set models from the theatrical production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. An exciting line-up of exhibition-related events for Harry Potter fans of all ages will also be presented.
Address: 170 Central Park W.
Upper West Side, NY 10024
About New-York Historical Society
Standard hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-6pm; Friday, 10am–8pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: Yes
Experience the past in a brand new way at the New-York Historical Society! Explore historic treasures from our permanent collection—including toys from childhoods of the past—and learn about New York and American history in rotating exhibitions. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Society presents 350 years of New York and American history through character-based pavilions, interactive exhibits and digital games, and the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum encourages families to explore history together through permanent installations and a wide range of family learning programs for toddlers, children, and preteens. From weekly storytelling for toddlers to living historians, we have what you need for your New York and history-obsessed child!
Nearest public transportation stop: 81st Street; B, C
Play area: Indoor
Party room: Yes
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