Wands at the ready, wizards, because there’s a new Harry Potter touring exhibit that might just be the most magical yet.
Harry Potter: The Exhibition is making its premiere at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute today, Feb. 18. Promising to be the franchise’s most comprehensive touring exhibit yet, the experience celebrates iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts seen in the Harry Potter films and other Wizarding World titles.
Created and developed by Imagine Exhibitions in partnership with Warner Bros., the 18,000-square-foot exhibition features 21 celebratory galleries including the Great Hall, Hagrid’s Hut, and Newt’s Suitcase. Fans will begin their journey at King’s Cross Station, where they will complete their visitor profiles by selecting their Hogwarts house, wand, and Patronus.
Fans can look forward to immersive multimedia experiences and interactive sets. The Hogwarts Castle features iconic elements like the Whomping Willow, Dementors, and the Marauder’s Map (yes, the map knows who you are, and will prompt you to your next destination by displaying your name!). The tour even includes Hogwarts Classrooms, filled with props, creatures, and costumes that fans know all too well. Here, wizards-in-the-making can practice magical lessons and play interactive games through digital touch screens.
While Opening Weekend for Harry Potter: The Exhibition is unfortunately sold out, fans can head to harrypotterexhibition.com to purchase tickets for future dates. You’re a tourist, Harry!