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Kidsday: Harry Potter, Discovery Times Square

We went to Discovery Times Square in Manhattan to see the Harry Potter Exhibition. It was amazing, and we had a blast.

We saw many of the original props from the Harry Potter movies. We saw the school uniforms from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the magic wands that students had to learn to use. We also saw a giant dragon's head, Dobby and his tiny goblins, a special but dangerous spider, and the colorful half man/half horse.

Hanging on the walls were the wanted posters and the photographs of the evil villains from the series. Each of us had different favorites from the exhibition. Lizzie liked the dragon. Alec liked the huge spider. Kyle liked the pictures of villains. Nora liked the wanted posters.

We did agree on one thing. Everyone should try to go to this exhibition. If you have read the books or watched the movies, you will especially enjoy this exhibit. Even if you have not been a fan of Harry Potter, you will still enjoy seeing the costumes and props from a real movie. It is a great day trip for the whole family. One tip, though, for kids 6 and younger: the exhibit might be too scary.

We had a great time. As an added bonus, the day we were there, we met James and Oliver Phelps, the identical twin brothers who played Fred and George Weasley in the "Harry Potter" movies. You can watch our video with them. Go to exploreLI.com /kidsday.

Discovery Times Square is at 226 W. 44th St., Manhattan. Call 866-987-9692; the website is discoverytsx.com.


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-- DANIEL HU/Kidsday Reporter, 10, Forest Hills

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