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

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2008, 11:16 AM

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 hereTickets 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.

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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.

Posted by LeAnne on December 11, 2008, 04:44 PM report to moderator

no fair!! my best friend lives in chicago, so she’ll get to go and i can’t!!!

Posted by llol on December 11, 2008, 05:49 PM report to moderator

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!

Posted by ava on December 11, 2008, 06:10 PM report to moderator

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! :)

Posted by Grace on December 11, 2008, 06:51 PM report to moderator

I hope it comes to Boston too!

Posted by Addison on December 13, 2008, 06:26 PM report to moderator

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:D

Posted by florin on December 15, 2008, 08:58 AM report to moderator
Becca and Jon

This looks like so much fun! Maybe we could meet in Chicago in late spring or summer? Just daydreaming! Love, Grandma Jacqui

Posted by Becca and Jon on December 17, 2008, 11:50 AM report to moderator
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