Attention Students: Report to Mandrake Potting at Harry Potter, the Exhibition

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Apr 25, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

A reminder that later this week, Harry Potter, the Exhibition is due to open at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. As we’ve reported many times before, this traveling exhibition will feature props and sets used in the Harry Potter films. Last February we told you fans attending this exhibit will be able to walk on a Quidditch pitch, and see Hagrid’s Hut. Today, the Museum let us know their website has been updated with a brand new detailed guide, plus new photos of how the exhibit will look, including a peek at the Gryffindor Common Room, costumes worn during Quidditch World Cup in Goblet of Fire and more. New are details about the Great Hall, Hagrid’s Hut Magical Creatures (Beware of the Horn Tail Dragon and Aragog!) and special Hands On events. Harry Potter fans and guests at the exhibit will now be able to throw a Quaffle, and report to Herbology Class to pull a Mandrake plant, just like we saw in Chamber of Secrets in Herbology class with Hufflepuff Head Professor Sprout. Tickets for the Exhibition are now available; the event runs April 30-September 27th. A press preview night is being held this Wednesday, and TLC’s own Edward will be there to bring you all the details, stay tuned!





68 Responses to Attention Students: Report to Mandrake Potting at Harry Potter, the Exhibition

Avatar ImageLifeInAPizzaBox says: omg i wish i could go i must find a way to leave school and go to ChicagoAvatar Imagejoelface says: Sweet can't wait for it to come to Sydney in like 10 million years!Avatar ImageSareptheRavenclaw says: I wonder if there is anything from HBP...Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: awsoommeee!!!!!Avatar ImageAubNoelle says: I'm a proud Hufflepuff who will BE THERE to pull some mandrakes!!!!!!!!!!!! :)Avatar ImageLauraKeaton says: Man, I really hopes this exhibition comes to Philadelphia.Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: man. if only it will come to dallas. that'd be way cool. :D if not. road trip! hahaAvatar Imagetreebeliever says: Oh man, that is awesome. Hopefully this will go around the country later on.Avatar ImageLifeInAPizzaBox says: there should be some in Montreal Avatar ImageErinM says: I have my tickets for May 15th! OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! I can't wait to see this!!!Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Yay! I will be there on Friday! Can't wait to pot Mandrakes, go in the Great Hall, walk through Hagrid's Hut, and especially I can't wait to throw a Quaffle!Avatar ImageJesicurz93 says: Eeep! I hope I can go on Saturday or something but idk bc the friend I'm going with has plans and I don't want to wait haha :) Avatar Imagelumosshimmy says: This is so exciting.. I don't think I can go, but I hope everyone there has a blast!! :)Avatar ImagePhlegm De La Coeur says: pulling a mandrake!?!? awesome!!!Avatar ImageIlzairspar says: I'm going tomorrow! I'm so PSYCHED!Avatar ImageLos_Boy says: I hope it comes to Los Angeles. We have a great Museum of Science in Exposition Park that has held a very successful Star Wars touring show at it was great. Harry Potter would be great for them. Keeping Fingers Crossed.Avatar Imageavrenim says: ooh i want to go to this, but i probably won't be able to :(Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: I wonder if my kids would let me go? Maybe I won't tell them and then pretend to be at a friend's house... what do you think?Avatar Imagehufflepuff_86 says: Pull a mandrake for me guys! Oh how I wish I knew how to Apparate, so I could do it myself!Avatar ImageJeffHpFan says: That's cool! I wish I could drive the five or six hours and go there!!Avatar ImageEngler says: now that's cool, it's awesome :)Avatar ImageRaveKatie says: OMG I can't wait to go! I have to buy tickets quick! :D Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: The more details that emerge, the more excited I am that I am going to visit the exhibit with my family this summer!Avatar Imageharrypotterfan5324 says: YES I CAN GO!!!! YAY!!!!!! ALREADY HAVE TICKETS FOR OPENING DAY!!!!!!!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: I want to go. Sorry - NEED - to go.Avatar ImageRylOraMcBeck says: I am attending a Museum Members Only Preview tomorrow! I am so excited. I will be reporting on the experience on Filkcast: Potter Style and possibly PotterCast. Cheers!Avatar ImageAugury Feather says: that sounds so darn nifty!!! wish I could go!!!Avatar ImageSiriusGirl19 says: sweet!!! I will be there saturday. I absolutely cannot wait! For once, living in Illinois pays off big time.Avatar ImageNargleCatcher says: This is so cool!!!Avatar Imagemuzic823 says: So, this is going to be moving around to different cities? I wonder if there's a schedule of which cities and when available.Avatar Imageswimmersgirl says: this is soooo exciting :D im hopefully going end of may but it doesnt look so good now. fingers are crossed for early june <3Avatar Imagedragonsmaidan says: I really think I need to visit my relatives in Chicago and just happen to have to go see this with them.Avatar Imagesnapester says: I thought I couldn't get more excited, but now I am. I am so glad we decided to take our family vacation to Chicago this summer!!!!!!Avatar Imagesnapester says: I thought I couldn't get more excited, but now I am. I am so glad we decided to take our family vacation to Chicago this summer!!!!!!Avatar ImageHPfan13 says: OMG, i wish I could go. I really really want to, but I need to get there by plane, and from Australia, it will be lots of money, and I don't have that kind of money to get there. Oh I wish I could go, it would be so much fun doing all kinds of things from Harry Potter! Oh I wish.....Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: Wow that sounds so cool!Avatar Imageshellybasson says: Cool. If only it could came to South Africa....Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Wow! I am jealous! :(Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: awesome! awesome! awesome! Avatar Imageroonwit says: I am a bit worried about safety precautions, because in the mandrake potting picture, none of the children are wearing ear muffs!Avatar ImagePollytomat says: it's so creative!!!! I hope it'll arrive in Moscow one day! Please!!!! :)Avatar ImageHannah18 says: in a way it looks a little bit creepy because normally you get exhabitions that are about people a long time ago, i dunno it just look slighty scarey i think. interesting though, wish i could go to America and see it.Avatar Imageele0206 says: anyone who has the chance to go there is soooo lucky. ;)Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: *sigh* I'm pretty sure NOT "coming to a museum near you", here in South Carolina! But I'd LOVE to go!Avatar ImageBlackCat13 says: Woot! I live by chicago!Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: I really hope they bring it to the Uck!!!!Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: Museum of Science and Industry has always been the coolest museum --- never stuffy or boring. I have so many happy memories of field trips there when I was growing up! Now I have tickets for May 11th -- WOO HOO!!!!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: OMG this is going to be sooo cool. I wish I could go. :*( IF SOMEONE SEES THIS COMMENT AND KNOWS THIS IS COMING TO THE UK, CAN THEY PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE OWL ME!!!! (PLEASE!!!!)Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: that is so coolAvatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: that looks really cool i hope they bring it close to were i live!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: that looks really cool i hope they bring it close to were i live!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: that looks really cool i hope they bring it close to were i live!Avatar ImageRita_Dumbledore94 says: *-*... I wish I could go!...Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: GAH. I wish I could go! It would be so POTTA-mazing.Avatar Imagefriendofblob says: I'm so happy!! I live in chicago! WHOOO! I'm forcing my dad to read the books so he won't get angry at being there for hours with me and my friends! It'll be so cool!Avatar ImageLilly-Angel1 says: If it is traveling wherebare the places that it's going? I can't find it. Someone send me and owl for the link. ThanksAvatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: omg! I wish I could go! It looks soooo great!Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Sounds so awesome.Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I cannot wait until it comes to NYC (I hope)!Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: Wow, this sounds way more interactive than I thought it would be. It almost sounds like a mini-visit to the HP theme park. Cool!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: it would be so cool to go! Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: GRRR...i want to gooo please?Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: Too fun! I'll bet the crowds will have a blast pulling Mandrakes. Though I must say, Hagrid's Hut looks a bit...clean.Avatar Imagehollywooduperstar says: i live in chicago :] i went and i saw jk rowlingAvatar Imagehollywooduperstar says: i live in chicago :] i went and i saw jk rowlingAvatar Imagemugglemom4 says: It sounds like it is going to be great. Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 why wont u come 2 the uk???Avatar Imagekbicprez says: I'd love to see this. Maybe it'll come to NYC??

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