Two major museum changes this month in Seattle:
At the Pacific Science Center, the huge popularity of “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” has encouraged museum officials to extend the show another two weeks. The 10,000 square-foot touring exhibit of hundreds of props, sets and costumes from the first seven Harry Potter films has been selling out daily, and will now run through Feb.13. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Timed tickets ($26 day/$19 night/$10 members) can be bought in person, by calling 800-664-8775 or online at pacificsciencecenter.org.
The Pacific Science Center is located inside the Seattle Center, Seattle, and is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Seattle Art Museum is closing temporarily from Jan. 31-Feb. 15 to accommodate a money-saving, museum-wide staff furlough. The closure coincides with the recent closing of the attendance-breaking Picasso exhibit; the next major exhibit will be “Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth,” opening March 10.
The Seattle Art Museum is located at 1300 1st Ave., Seattle, and is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday. 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org