Harry Potter Exhibition to Open in Chicago April 30, 2009, Phelps Twins Due at Announcement Today
December 11, 2008, 08:20 AM
Great news today regarding the Harry Potter Exhibition. The traveling exhibit of props and sets seen in the Harry Potter films is due to open April 30, 2009 at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. The print edition of the USA Today has an article that states tickets for this are now available ($15-26.00 USD) via www.msichicago.org, however the site does not yet appear to be updated with this information. The Harry Potter exhibit in Chicago will run until September 7, 2009 before moving to another city. Update: An official announcement is due shortly, with James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) to be present at the event. This new article says: The museum this morning is announcing it will host "the global
premiere" of the exhibition that will give visitors "the opportunity to
see the craftsmanship of the authentic costumes and props from the
films displayed in settings inspired by the Hogwarts film sets."
More soon, stay tuned!
Sweet. Just one more reason to go to Chicago to see one of my best friends.
Yeah, I’ve been to see this exhibit before – friend of a friend of my mom’s works at Warner Bros., long story – and it’s fantastic! Not something to miss. It was actually supposed to go on tour about two years ago, and then I guess plans for that were put on the back burner, but I know they’ve been planning to take it to major cities across the continental US.
I’m so happy I live in Indianapolis! Just a few hours away! I hope I can go!
I hope they take this to Boston!
yay! it’s been a while since there’s been an hp event in my neck of the woods!
this better come to the UK afterwards
I’m sure this will be in Philadelphia at the Franklin Institute – they always get these kinds of things. They had the Star Wars one last year.
Awesome, I finish with school in Indianapolis in early May, I might have to take a trip to Chicago when I finish =]
Sweet!!! Finally a Harry Potter Event close to home. Where Can we get the tickets???
This will probably be the “special entry” exhibit for the summer. Tickets to the museum and the special exhibits are available on the museum’s website, www.msichicago.org , although I don’t know if they’ll be pre-selling tickets to this until we get closer to April.
I was just at MSI last week with the kids for the annual Christmas tree displays, and there was construction going on in the special exhibit wing, but no indication of what was going to be coming next. Now we know :)
I think it’s one of their special exhibits… but they’re definitely selling advance tickets online NOW:
Finally something I can go to! My dorm is just a few blocks away!
I hope they bring it to Tucson Arizona, heck even phoenix would be awsome, I’d drive the couple hours to get a glimps of the awsome stuff from the movie! Rock on Harry potter!!!!
Has there been any anouncement about other cities yet?