“Harry Potter: The Exhibition” is expected to launch at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago April 30 and will stay there until Sept. 7.
The 10,000-square-foot exhibition will visit 10 or more cities around the world throughout a five-year span, according to a press release.
The exhibition will include “elaborate displays of authentic costumes, props and artifacts from popular environments featured in the films,” the statement says.
What exactly does that mean? We’re not sure. We’ve even visited the Web site, HarryPotterExhibition.com, clicked around to see what items will be on display and we haven’t figured it out, but the Chicago museum is certainly excited.
“We beat out 30 other institutions around the world wanting to book the exhibit,” museum president David Mosena told the Chicago Tribune. “It will appear in only four cities in the United States, and then travel to six venues in Asia and Europe.”
Mosena added that the exhibition is an “immersion experience, like living in the books and films” where visitors will visit places in the films, examine costumes and view artifacts and props featured in the stories.