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Hot Date: Hocus Pocus

The coveted Triwizard Cup, as shown in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)

OPENS APRIL 9 Not even Lord Voldemort could keep muggles away from Harry Potter: The Exhibition. Wizardry and witchcraft cast a spell during the show’s only Canadian stop at the Ontario Science Centre, where visitors can toss a quaffle on the Quidditch pitch, wander through Hagrid’s hut, help tend to the Mandrakes in the greenhouse, and even come face-to-face with Buckbeak the Hippogriff or a giant Acromantula spider. Delve into the magical world of Hogwarts in a setting inspired by the films, which are based on the seven books by J.K. Rowling. In all, more than 200 costumes and props are showcased, including items displayed in the Gryffindor common room, the Great Hall and, of course, Harry Potter’s signature glasses and wand. Harry Potter admission is $20 to $27.50 and includes general entry to the Ontario Science Centre; visit here or call 416-696-1000 for more information and to purchase tickets.  —Meaghan Lamb