Harry Potter Immersive Exhibit in Philadelphia
If you’ve always wanted to be a wizard, well, I can’t help you, but you can experience the next best thing when “Harry Potter: The Exhibit” opens at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia this week.
What can visitors expect? I let the site tell you:
From the mysteries of Hogwarts castle to the antics of its mischievous but brilliant students; from daring duels to dragons and dark arts; from the glittering Gringotts to the magnificent Ministry of Magic – the exhibition will bring magic to life, connect visitors to the world’s largest community of wizarding fans, and reveal the artistry and craftsmanship behind blockbuster films.
Visitors to the Wizarding World will see authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.
Exhibits include Hogwarts Castle, the Great Hall, Hagrid’s Hut, and the Forbidden Forest. The exhibition begins at King’s Cross station.
The exhibit comprises 21 distinct areas, including the Great Hall, the Forbidden Forest, and the large and immersive Hogwarts Houses Gallery, which beautifully depicts the four unique crests of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin.
There’s even a curated sorting experience, though visitors choose their home when pre-registering.
The exhibition runs from February 18 to September 18. Daytime hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and evening hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Masks are mandatory for all visitors ages 3 and up. Proof of vaccination is not required for admission, but is required to enter The Eatery.
Tickets cost between $30 and $59.
The institute is located at 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia.
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