Highlight: Ministry of Magic
Whether you’re a Harry Potter novice or whether you could have called Dumbledore’s sexual orientation back in ’04, the Magical Muggle Museum is the place to get your next fix. The museum is a celebration of all things Potter, where muggles (ie, a person without magical abilities) can explore their very human fascination with magic. To get you started are lectures by Hogwarts professors, a potions class, wizard chess, an exhibition of Harry Potter artifacts and a visit to Diagon Alley (the Oxford Street of wizardry). An appearance by the Sorting Hat is good, great and grand but what are we really looking forward to? The Whomping Willows in concert with the Moaning Myrtles. And not that you weren’t going to dress up anyway, but if you don your finest wizardly fashions, enter museum for half price admission.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South St., $5 to $8, 215-898-4000, www.museum.upenn.edu