November 2, 2010
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Spellbinding Days of Science at the Maryland Science Center
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows andHarry Potter Day
Friday, November 19 – Saturday, November 20, 2010
Harry Potter enchants the Maryland Science Center with two magical events in November, beginning with the midnight screening of the long-awaited movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on Friday, November 19, and continuing with Harry Potter Day on Saturday, November 20, 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows unfolds on the Maryland Science Center’s five-story IMAX screen with Harry, Ron and Hermione on a dangerous quest to destroy the remaining source of Lord Voldemort’s power that leads to the long-awaited final confrontation between the “chosen one” Harry Potter and his mortal enemy. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be screened daily beginning November 19, 2010.
The magic doesn’t end at midnight! Muggles and Wizards alike can experience what it’s like to be a Hogwarts student during a wild day of wizard training during Harry Potter Day on Saturday, November 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Harry Potter Day visitors will assume the role of Hogwarts students by consulting the Sorting Hat to reveal in which of the four Hogwarts Houses they truly belong. After learning of their assignment, “students” can head to several different classes; astronomy class will be held in the Planetarium, where secrets of the night sky are revealed in the “Sky Above Hogwarts” show; herbology workshops will help young wizards learn about potion ingredients, before attending a Potions class with Professor Snape. Students will then complete the Hogwarts experience by following the Marauder’s Map on a scavenger hunt to recover various horcruxes to defeat Voldemort.
All Harry Potter Day activities are free with admission to the Maryland Science Center. Separate admission must be purchased for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For information and tickets, visit www.marylandsciencecenter.org or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225.
About the Maryland Science Center
The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore is visited by more than 500,000 people each year. Popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Mysteries with full-size dinosaurs and interactive paleontology activities; a day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story; and dozens of interactive experiments in Newton’s Alley. On Friday, October 1, the Maryland Science Center debuted the traveling exhibit Shipwrecked!, 15,000 square feet of sunken treasure and interactive underwater discovery. Other attractions include the Kids Room, the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and the world-famous Davis Planetarium.