Thanks to Warner Bros. for letting us know that they have started a new contest for fans in the U.S. to win tickets to Harry Potter: The Exhibition which is currently situated in Chicago, Illinois.Â If you're 13 or older, then you can enter to win a trip for 4, which will take place at the end of April.
To enter for a chance of winning, go here!Â The competition closes on March 23rd.Â Good luck!
The Exhibition starts on April 30th at the Museum of Science and Industry, and will display costumes and props from the films.Â Tickets can be purchased here.Â The Exhibition will close on September 7th, after which time it will go on tour around the U.S. and the world, and it will also be updated when Deathly Hallows I and II complete filming.
Update: Â Harry Potter: The Exhibition has been extended three additional weeks allowing fans to experience the fun through September 27, 2009!
â€œWe have experienced unparalleled interest in Harry Potter: The Exhibition thus far, with a great volume of calls to our call center, hits on our Web site and advance ticket sales,â€ said David Mosena, president and CEO of the Museum.Â â€œWe are incredibly excited to bring this world premiere exhibit to Chicago and this extension of its run will allow more guests in Chicago, and fans around the country, the opportunity to experience the magic of Harry Potter.â€
In a 10,000-square-foot exhibit space, Harry Potter: The Exhibition will offer fans a first-hand look inside the boy-wizardâ€™s magical world and the opportunity to experience the amazing craftsmanship of more than 200 authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potterâ„¢ films.Â These artifacts will be displayed in settings inspired by the film setsâ€”including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut and the Gryffindor common room.
â€œWe are pleased to see that fans have embraced Harry Potter: The Exhibition in such a phenomenal way,â€ said Brad Globe, president, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.Â â€œItâ€™s great the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry has been able to respond by extending the run of the exhibition, even before it opens, to give all Harry Potter fans an opportunity to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event.â€
Guests will be able to enjoy some of their favorite props and costumes from the Harry Potter films as they tour through the exhibit space, including iconic items such as Harryâ€™s original wand and eyeglasses, Gryffindor school uniforms, as well as some of the elaborate costumes worn at the Yule Ball.Â They will also be able take a tour through Hagridâ€™s hut, enter a Quidditch area to toss a â€œQuaffle,â€ and may even encounter a few creatures like Buckbeak or a giant Acromantula spider along the way.
The exhibition, which requires an additional timed-entry ticket, will open for guests during regular Museum hours, as well as each evening until 9:00 p.m. during the Chicago run.Â Tickets for the exhibition, previously only available at www.msichicago.org, can now be purchased on site at the Museum, through the Museumâ€™s Web site or by calling (773) 684-1414.Â Guests can now also give the gift of Harry Potter: The Exhibition to friends and family with gift cards for exhibit tickets, which are available on site at the Museum.
Combination admission into the Museum and Harry Potter: The Exhibition during the day is $26 for adults; $25 for seniors and $19 for children ages 3-11.Â After the Museum closes, evening hour tickets are $18 for adults and seniors and $15 for children ages 3-11.
In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Exhibitgroup/Giltspur created the exhibition. After its run at the Museum of Science and Industry, the exhibition will be displayed in other major cultural and entertainment venues, museums and institutions in the U.S. and internationally.
Update 2:Â Photos can be seen here!