Chicago (PRWEB) September 16, 2009
Harry Potter: The Exhibition, has extended its hours in its final weeks at the Museum of Science and Industry, in response to recent sold-out weekends. The exhibition--which made its world premiere at the Museum in April 2009--will close on September 27, 2009. Beginning Friday, September 18, the Museum will offer extended exhibit hours until midnight on both Friday and Saturday nights though the exhibition's closing date, September 27.
"Hundreds of thousands of Harry Potter fans have been captivated by this exhibition, and by extending our weekend hours, we hope many more will have the opportunity to do so before it leaves Chicago," said David Mosena, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Museum of Science and Industry.
Harry Potter: The Exhibition offers fans a firsthand look inside the wizard's magical world and the opportunity to experience the amazing craftsmanship of more than 200 authentic costumes and props from all six of the Harry Potter films. As guests journey through the 10,000-square-foot exhibit space, they are transported to the world of Harry Potter through several themed vignettes based on the film sets, including the Gryffindor™ common room, Hagrid's hut, the Forbidden Forest, a Dark Forces area and the Great Hall. Potter fans will come face-to-face with iconic items from the films including costumes from notable characters such as Harry, Ron, Hermione and Professor Dumbledore™; life-size centaurs; Buckbeak the Hippogriff; and a giant Acromantula spider. In addition, guests have the opportunity to pull a Mandrake from its pot in the Herbology vignette, toss a Quaffle in the Quidditch area, and tour Hagrid's hut.
Harry Potter: The Exhibition was created by Exhibitgroup/Giltspur in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. After its run at the Museum of Science and Industry, the exhibition will be displayed at the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts. The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is the exhibition's only Midwest location.
Hours and Ticket Information
This exhibition offers extended hours and beginning Friday, September 18, it will be open 9:30 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, and 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. After the Museum's regular hours, only the Harry Potter exhibition will be open. (The Museum regularly closes at 4 p.m.). Combination admission into the Museum and Harry Potter: The Exhibition during the day is $26 for adults; $25 for seniors; and $19 for children ages 3-11. After the Museum closes, tickets are $18 for adults and seniors and $15 for children ages 3-11. The tickets to Harry Potter: The Exhibition are timed-entry, and advance purchase is recommended at http://www.msichicago.org or by calling (773) 684-1414. Audio guides are also available for purchase.
The Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry's mission is to inspire the inventive genius in everyone by presenting captivating and compelling experiences that are real and educational. Located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, the Museum is open every day of the year except December 25. The Museum is supported in part through the generosity of the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit the Museum's Web site at http://www.msichicago.org or call (773) 684-1414 or (800) GO-TO-MSI outside of the Chicago area.
Exhibitgroup/Giltspur (EG) is an award-winning experiential marketing agency known for creating meaningful and memorable connections between leading companies and their customers. By producing powerful brand experiences through exhibits, events, mobile marketing tours, permanent installations and temporary retail environments, EG helps clients accelerate the sales process, deepen brand loyalty and consistently deliver superior results. For more information about EG, please visit http://www.e-g.com.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
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