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Griffins, Goblets, and Gold: A Wizarding Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Griffins, Goblets, and Gold- A Wizarding tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Recurring (see all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York    + Google Map

$48/adults, $37/ages 11 & under

Suggested Ages: 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-18, Adult Friendly

Have you seen the bust of the Voldemort look-alike at the Met? Discover connections like this in an interactive ‘wizarding’ tour in the magical Metropolitan Museum inspired by the Harry Potter books. See spaces, places and objects similar to those in the books, from part of an actual castle to depictions of mythical creatures like griffins and dragons.

Includes scavenger hunts, creative activities, fun items to take home and lots of fascinating information. Explore lesser-known spaces of the vast museum (you walk quite a bit) as you learn about Hogwarts and history. We were accompanied by an 11-year-old super fan (she’s read the series 8 times) who described the tour as ‘down-right awesome’ and my 7-year-old (who’s only read the first book) had just as much fun. Appropriate interactive wizarding gear is encouraged. Advance reservations required.

In Pursuit of Fashion

See butterfly and lobster hats, fried egg and soup can dresses and other creative clothes and accessories from  the collection of Sandy Schreier, a pioneering collector. Features twentieth-century French and American couture and ready-to-wear, plus fashion illustrations dating from a 1908 pochoir album, Les Robes de Paul Poiret.

Griffins, Goblets, and Gold: A Wizarding Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Have you seen the bust of the Voldemort look-alike at the Met? Discover connections like this in an interactive ‘wizarding’ tour in the magical Metropolitan Museum inspired by the Harry Potter books. See spaces, places and objects similar to those in the books, from part of an actual castle to…

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