Tickets Now Available for Harry Potter: The Exhibit Opening April 30, 2009 in Chicago, Props from HBP Included


Dec 11, 2008

Posted by SueTLC

Earlier this morning we told you Harry Potter: The Exhibit would be opening at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry on April 30, 2009. Concept Art is now available in our galleries: Great Hall, and the Gryffindor Common Room, with the Exhibition Official Poster here. Tickets for the exhibition are now available via this link. According to the Museum website, ticket prices are as follows:

Tickets for this upcoming exhibit are currently available for online purchase only. Harry Potter: The Exhibition
requires a timed-entry ticket, either during regular Museum hours or
during extended evening hours from Museum closing until 9 p.m.

Combination tickets (good for general Museum admission and Harry Potter: The Exhibition)
are $26 for adults, $25 for seniors and $19 for children ages 3-11.
Between Museum closing and 9 p.m., exhibit-only tickets are $18 for
adults and seniors, and $15 for children ages 3-11

The Museum also states the exhibition (occupying some 10,000 square feet) have props and artifacts seen in the Harry Potter films, and notes these will “be displayed in elaborate settings
inspired by locations from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
including the Gryffindor common room, Hagrid’s hut and the Great Hall.
Guests will also get their first glimpse at items from the next film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which is scheduled to open in theaters on July 17, 2009.”

In a release sent to us at Leaky, David Heyman is quoted as saying:

“Since 2000,
when we began production on the adaptation of the first of Jo Rowling’s
remarkable books, we have had the great privilege of working with some of the
most talented artists and craftsman in the world’ said David Heyman, the
producer of the Harry Potter films. “We are delighted that fans will
finally have the opportunity to see, in person, some of their favorite props
and costumes. We are looking forward to audiences enjoying the care,
creativity and attention to detail involved in their making, just as we do each
and every day on set.

The release also quotes reps from WB and the Museum noting: “We are
proud to present this unique exhibition, which captures the magic of Harry
Potter and will give fans of all ages a front row seat to some of the most
iconic artifacts and scenic elements from the beloved films’ said Brad
Globe, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We are pleased
to debut this very special exhibit in Chicago at the Museum of Science and
Industry.” “The Harry
Potter series has captivated the imaginations of children and adults throughout
the world’ said David Mosena, President and Chief Executive Officer of
the Museum of Science and Industry. “We are delighted to be working
with Exhibitgroup/Giltspur and Warner Bros. Consumer Products to bring this
wonderful exhibition to life as it embodies our Museum’s mission of
inspiring the inventive genius in everyone.”

The Harry Potter Exhibition will be in Chicago from April 30, 2009 until September 7, 2009 before traveling on to other cities here in the US and internationally.

22 Responses to Tickets Now Available for Harry Potter: The Exhibit Opening April 30, 2009 in Chicago, Props from HBP Included

Avatar Image says: is the Exhibition moving? or is it just gonna stay in Chicago? and where is it going if it travels?Avatar Image says: Gosh, why is everthing so far away from me? I really wanted to go see the Mary Grandpre exhibit too but it's so far away! Ugh.. :(Avatar Image says: Wow, that's a long time. I'm sure I can find one weekend this summer to drive the 3 hours to Chicago.Avatar Image says: yay, something where I live!Avatar Image says: yay, something where I live!Avatar Image says: But whens it coming to England?!!!!Avatar Image says: IS anyone else having trouble purchasing tickets? The site is running really slow and everytimes it transacts my purchase it tells me there has been an error and that I have exceeded th 10 minute limit, when I inly spent like 3 minutes purchasing? I have tried over and over and it keeps doing that, anyone else experiencing this?Avatar Image says: FFS why isnt there an exhibition in the UK where the author is and the books are set america gets everything and its so fudging annoyingAvatar Image says: Why oh why is everything hours from me! I would love to see this. I hope they have an Exhibition near me.Avatar Image says: Finally got it to work, got my tickets! can't wait to see this!! Anyone know if they allow photography?Avatar Image says: I'm only getting the option to purchase tickets with general admission - anyone know where to get tickets just for the exhibit?Avatar Image says: Oh, I hope it comes to Seattle!!!!Avatar Image says: $26,- for adults, is that a normal price for an exhibition? I think it's pretty pricy.Avatar Image says: is chicago the only place in the US it will be? i hope not!Avatar Image says: That $26.00 price also gets you admission into the museum. There are less expensive tickets available for evening hours (after the main museum is closed) for the HP exhibit only.Avatar Image says: That $26.00 price also gets you admission into the museum. There are less expensive tickets available for evening hours (after the main museum is closed) for the HP exhibit only.Avatar Image says: no fair!! my best friend lives in chicago, so she'll get to go and i can't!!!Avatar Image says: Kamion- The normal admission is $13 for adults into the museum. So the $26 is about $13 for the Harry Potter exhibit and the rest for the whole museum. I've been here many times and the regular stuff is really cool too!Avatar Image says: The Museum of Science and Industry is by far my favorite hometown museum! It's worth it to get the general admission as well - this museum is amazing, and their special exhibits are always terrific. $26 is actually a reasonable, if not cheap, price. Trust me, you won't have any trouble "getting in," so don't worry if you're having online purchasing problems. You could walk into the museum and buy exhibit tickets same-day; since every ticket has a specific time for entry, they're able to keep the flow of the crowd moving. It's not the kind of thing that can "sell out," from my experience with MSI. This is so exciting -- I can't wait! :-)Avatar Image says: I hope it comes to Boston too!Avatar Image says: i were i am i wil never gona see the exibition and if anone sees this coment and has the posibiliti to go there plz make some photos and send to me plzzzzz:DAvatar Image says: This looks like so much fun! Maybe we could meet in Chicago in late spring or summer? Just daydreaming! Love, Grandma Jacqui

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