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Fans of AVATAR film will have a chance to get a first-hand look inside the spectacular world of Pandora through AVATAR: The Exhibition.

It is being organized by Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum (EMP|SFM) and scheduled to open in Seattle on June 4, 2011.

Developed in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment, AVATAR: The Exhibition will feature authentic props and costumes, interactive displays, concept models, and sketches from the blockbuster film.

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“The exhibition is going to be a unique opportunity for people to learn more not only about how the film was made, but also experience Pandora in a much deeper way. Fans will be able to see in-person the workmanship behind the film, whether it’s how scenes are captured; or how a Na’vi costume was built first as a real world garment then produced digitally,” said director James Cameron.

“It’ll create a tactical reality that’ll be a good companion to having seen the movie.”

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Likewise, Harry Potter fans in Seattle are getting a chance to step inside the famous wizard’s magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which opened at Pacific Science Center on October 23, 2010.

In the Seattle exhibit, guests will be able to experience dramatic displays inspired by the Harry Potter film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes and props from the films. Harry Potter: The Exhibition will run in Seattle through January 30, 2011. (Read: Over 200 Artifacts at Harry Potter Exhibition)

AVATAR: The Exhibition will also include elaborate displays of artifacts and props such as the actual AMP (Armored Mobility Platform) suit used in the combat scenes, soldier uniforms, and the original, hand-made models of the Na’vi characters and their wardrobes.

Visitors will get to step into Cameron’s role as director and experience the process of creating a film like AVATAR through a series of interactive installations that demonstrate the usage of motion capture, virtual and 3-D technologies in film.

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The creation of Pandora will also be explored, revealing the science behind the universe, the creatures, the plants and origins of the Na’vi culture.

“We’re honored to work with James Cameron and debut AVATAR: The Exhibition at our museum in Seattle,” said Brooks Peck, associate curator at EMP|SFM.

AVATAR: The Exhibition will run in Seattle through September 3, 2012, and then travel to other major arts and cultural institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

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Rakesh Raman