ETC Custom Events offers a new immersive tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that explores the magic that can be found in the halls of this New York landmark.
Evan Levy, who operates the tour, and the team take children and adults through The Met looking at artwork with a eye for Harry Potter-like details like mythical creatures, Hogwarts-style architecture, and objects that could be horcruxes.
In Levy’s own words, “The Met is a big stone building with lots of corridors and secret rooms. There’s part of a castle in The Met, and we can compare it to the castle in Harry Potter. There are balconies and staircases that are very similar — it’s like Hogwarts when you walk in. When you walk around the room, you can see mythical creatures carved into the archways. It’s an experience.”
Levy developed the tour, called “Griffins, Goblets, and Gold”, to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first book’s publication. Although it was tailored to get children interested in artwork and history, the tour can accommodate any age group for a tailored experience.
The tour is one of many “Wizarding Month” events that Levy has planned for July, the month that Harry Potter and his creator, J.K. Rowling, share a birthday. She is also planning a second tour starting July 15th centered around NYC-based Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which will lead groups from The Met to The American Museum of Natural History.
The tours last anywhere from an hour-and-a-half to two hours. A public tour is offered at $25 for kids and $35 for adults. Those who want a private tour pay $35 per child and $45 per adult. Dressing up is encouraged!
For more information, visit etccustomevents.com.
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