Soon Harry Potter fans in Seattle will get the chance to step inside the famous wizard’s magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which opens at Pacific Science Center on October 23, 2010.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 14 at 10 a.m. Museum members can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity beginning at noon on August 10 through 10 a.m. on August 14. Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in the film series, was on hand at the Pacific Science Center to kick off the announcement.
In a similar promotional campaign to celebrate the 100-day countdown to the opening of the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” Emma Watson who plays Hermione Granger has announced that 100 tickets for the World Premiere will be given away via a new app on the Harry Potter UK Page on Facebook. (Read: Harry Potter on Facebook with Emma Watson)
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.
In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) created the 10,000-square-foot experiential exhibition, which features hundreds of artifacts and costumes from all of the Harry Potter films, including new items from the two-part finale to the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
To add to the excitement, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 will be presented in IMAX 3D at Pacific Science Center’s Boeing IMAX Theater when the film opens on November 19, 2010.
“The response to the exhibition is overwhelmingly positive and we are delighted to continue providing fans with this immersive Harry Potter experience,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president, domestic licensing and worldwide marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
“The magical settings bring the world of Harry Potter and its characters to life, and the Pacific Science Center is the perfect location for the exhibition’s West Coast debut.”
Harry Potter: The Exhibition offers fans a first-hand view of more than 200 authentic artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets — including the Great Hall, Hagrid’s hut, the Gryffindor common room — and more.