Grab your broomsticks and house robes because Harry Potter is coming to Philadelphia. Well, not Harry Potter himself, but Harry Potter: The Exhibition. It will make its world premiere at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
You will be able to immerse yourself into this new behind-the-scenes exhibit in early 2022. There is no exact date yet.
Imagine Exhibitions, the company behind the exhibit, said in a press release, “It will use the latest innovations in immersive design and technology.”
It will celebrate the films and stories of “Harry Potter,” “Fantastic Beasts” and the expanded wizarding world including “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” If you attend, you will get an up-close look at authentic props and original costumes and experience magical environments and installation.
After it leaves Philadelphia, the exhibit will head to Latin America, Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the Middle East.
This all comes as the 25th anniversary of the first book approaches. More than 500 million copies of the seven novels by J.K. Rowling has been sold, eight movies have been made, theme parks created, stores built, and stage plays have been adapted.
“The Wizarding World is a sweeping phenomenon that crosses generations and delivers astonishing global appeal,” said Larry Dubinski, President and CEO of The Franklin Institute. “We are thrilled that Harry Potter: The Exhibition will make its world tour debut in 2022 at The Franklin Institute, putting Philadelphia in the national spotlight, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the region and providing months of sustainable tourism revenue.”
This will be the exhibit that follows IDEAWorks: The Crayola Exhibit. Tour dates and ticket information have not yet been announced, but tickets should be on sale sometime this year.