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Discovery Times Square, New York City, New York

226 W 44th St, New York City, New York

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Submitted by: Mike C.

Well I was here only 3 days earlier to see the Pompeii exhibit. But I'm more of a Harry Potter fan and since the HP exhibit was ending the same day I was leaving NYC, I figured, it is now or never. And I'm glad I came back. Costs $26 to get in, but with the NY Pass it is free. Since I used the pass earlier at Discovery, they still gave a discount of $10 off. Anything and everything related to Harry Potter can be found here. I was like a kid in a candy store walking in. And as you soon as you walk in, you are submerged into the HP series as the Sorting Hat places you in one of the four houses. Neat stuff. After that, it's pretty much everything else related to the films and the books. You walk in Hagrid's hut...

Submitted by: Yuna D.

So ridiculously expensive; the harry potter exhibition was 40 dollars to see a bunch of props. It was very entertaining but definitely not worth the money. The pompeii exhibition looked really interesting as well. I came here with a friend when we had...

Submitted by: Donna G.

This is so cool. I have always been interested in CSI investigation and this puts you right into the scene. It's not an exhibit - it's an experience. You really feel like you are a CSI. You are placed in a crime scene and you have to do the CSI work. We investigated the scene then we were taken to a very realistic (and sometimes grueso...

Submitted by: Mari N.

I came here for the Harry Potter Exhibit. It was fun to get a look at the costumes and props. It was all set up nicely. We spent about 2 hours walking around looking. You're not allowed to take pictures once you're inside, which is pretty annoying. Also, I know Harry Potter is a book for children and kids are to be expected at these things, but people really need to learn how to handle their kids before unleashing them on the public. There were kids running around pushing in front of people. This one family that was there with 3 young boys, were the worst. The kids kept touching the costumes and props, which we are constantly reminded not to touch. One kid even broke off a note card from a display. A final t...

Submitted by: Dana L.

This is for the Harry Potter Exhibit at the Discovery Museum Times Square.  First, you can find coupons codes online and I would definitely recommend finding them as it well done but still a bit pricey at $25 for an adult and $20.50 for children.  Second, unless you are very interested in set and costume design, the audio tour is NOT worth it, especially for kids.  My two daughters, ages 5 and 8, listened to the first 20 seconds and then handed them to me and my husband for the remainder of the tour.  I listened to 3 or 4 of the audios before I lost interest.  Aside from the audio tour, the rest of it was well done and interesting, but more for  true Harry Potter fans. My older daughter is just starting to r...

Submitted by: Ryan E.

(This review is specifically in regards to the Harry Potter exhibition, though it seems generally applicable to all of the employees.) Went this past Sunday with several friends to check out the Harry Potter exhibition; we were able to get discount tickets through a work offer, though it still cost us over $20 each to get in.  Getting tickets through will-call is highly suggested, though, if you're going to go--you get to bypass the main ticket line and go straight to the window. Once you enter the main exhibition queue, you wait for ten to fifteen minutes to enter; I assume this is an attempt at crowd control, because once you actually get inside of the exhibition (after a totally stupid and pointless "sort...

Submitted by: Tina C.

'Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure.'  Rowena Ravenclaw Harry Potter in Times Square, New York is a treasure!! Being a huge Harry Potter fan, a good friend took me on Hogwarts Express to journey the Wizarding world as it was like having the happiest, powerful moment for casting a Patronus Charm. What house will museum patrons be sorted into: Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Gryffindor? The Imperius Curse at this exhibit is very powerful as students are intriguingly entice to see actual movie props, costumes of Hogwarts school robes, casual clothing, Yule Ball formal attire, and Quidditch robes, books, Horcruxes, quills, Quidditch game equipment and more! Students/museum patrons must queue at s...

Submitted by: Kate F.

**For Harry Potter Exhibition** I wouldnt say this is worth the $25/person Discovery is charging for this touring exhibition of all things Harry Potter. It stars out cute enough, a kid dressed in wizard robes with a (fake?) British accent sorts volunteers with the sorting hat, which brings you into another room to watch a quick movie montage...you're then led into the exhibition itself...unless you want to move a footstep every 5 minutes, you'll have to break the line that forms from one prop to another ((people try to huddle around an object listen to an audio tour)). What is really cool about this is the amount of detail given to EVERYTHING. The candy wrappers, the book covers, OWL exams...all these little...

Submitted by: Heather R.

I've been to Pompeii 4 times in my life and can honestly say that I experienced the same emotions/feelings attending the Pompeii Exhibit over the weekend, as I have in Pompeii. However, it may have been more emotional in NYC..the exhibit highlights the casts of pet's, people, and children in their last moments of life. The exhibit was amazing. I bought my ticket on Groupon and it was a great deal. I'll see the exhibit once again. Also, I came here to visit the King Tut exhibit, which was amazing. I'm excited to see the Dead Sea Scrolls in October 2011. If you're in NYC, don't miss this place.. Discovery does it well and the re enactment movie, had me so caught off guard with terror of what they must've exper...

Submitted by: Christina V.

Unfortunately, my review might be biased because I went to the exhibit on the last day it was open and on a holiday when kids were off from school. The second we walk into the exhibit, my father can't go on the wheelchair elevator (we don't have a wheelchair but he is disabled and has a cane) not because the elevator was out of service but because it was "not for patrons today because it was being used for freight". I made sure that I went up to the people taking boxes off the elevator that violating the ADA wasn't an option unless they were looking to endure consequences. Regardless, we picked up our golden tickets via will call and shuffled through the ridiculous maze-like line (which didn't have an option...

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