It's a marvelous time to be a Potterhead in NY! These magical experiences are great for sup-er-fans and newbies alike, but always better for those who've read the whole series - the gorgeous, oversized illustrated editions are a great way to start.

Harry Potter New York

935 Broadway at 22nd St


Find magical photo opportunities plus chocolate frogs, Butterbeer ice cream and more treats while shopping for the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products in the world over three floors and over 20,000 sq. ft.

Strike a pose inside a magical London phone booth or step into Hagrid’s giant boots. Scan Enchanted Keys around the store to bring magic to life.

Sign up in advance to transform into a Hogwarts student, cast spells with your wand or fly on a broom in two VR adventures (ages 10+, $34).

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights
🎟 $56-$66/ages 16+
$45-$55/ages 5–15
$57.50/person with a Family Bundle (3+ tickets, max. 2 adults)

Walk into the depths of a dark forest and discover fantastic beasts and iconic wizarding world moments. Follow a trail through a mysterious and magical forest full of interactive moments, mesmerizing lights, and theatrical illusions. Come face-to-face with magical creatures from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, including Hippogriffs, Centaurs, Unicorns, Nifflers, and more. Use a provided wand to cast spells, and even conjure a Patronus. Lots of fun photo-ops (+ themed treats).

 Wizard Tea & Potion Making

The Cauldron, 47 Stone St
🎟 $44.99-$64.99

A two-floor, wizard-themed bar and restaurant with indoor dining and outdoor terrace seating on the cobblestones of historic Stone Street hosts magical interactive experiences perfect for Harry Potter fans.

Don a provided robe and use a hi-tech magic wand to cast a pouring spell to receive a welcome drink from the maw of a magical creature, then brew teas or mocktail potions with different properties and effects.

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

1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

⏱ Thursday & Saturday 11 am
🎟 $47.50/adults, $37.50/ages 12 & under

Find surprising connections 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.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

214 W 43rd St

🎟 $59-$199, lottery available

A sequel centered around Harry and Draco's teen sons is best for those who have read/watched the whole series to avoid confusion and spoilers. Expect exciting time travel, spectacular spells and epic battles with excellent acting, impressive puppetry, stunning theatrical special effects and a magical atmosphere. A special treat for Potterheads who can handle the violence in the series and listen quietly for almost 4 hours.