“Harry Potter” exhibition coming to Texas A&M Medical Sciences Library
We posted back in 2012 that a Harry Potter-themed exhibition was to open at the Ravalli County Museum in Montana; now, the exhibition, which explores the connection between the Harry Potter series and medicine, is coming to the Texas A&M Medical Sciences Library (MSL) this fall.
The traveling exhibition, “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine,” is one of the US National Library of Medicine’s exhibits about medicine and the arts. It is scheduled to open on Monday, September 29 in the MSL lobby and will be shown until November 8. The exhibition will explore Harry Potter‘s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizards of Harry Potter but also the historical thinkers featured in the series.
Each of the six banners in the exhibit covers a different topic: Potions, monsters, Herbology, magical creatures, fantastic beasts, and immortality. Also, the exhibit includes an interactive website component for college students to explore contributions to science from magic’s traditions and science and English lesson plans for middle or high school students.
MSL is located at 202 Olsen Blvd, on the west campus of Texas A&M off of University Drive at the intersection of Olsen Boulevard and Agronomy Road. Its hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 to 2 a.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 to 2 a.m. Are you planning on visiting this exhibition when it opens on Monday? Let us know in the comments.