Nov 4, 2021 - Things to Do
Harry Potter exhibit coming to the Franklin Institute
Harry Potter: The Exhibition will open to the public February 18, 2022. Photo courtesy of The Franklin Institute.
"Harry Potter: The Exhibition" will open to the public Feb. 18, 2022. Photo courtesy of The Franklin Institute.

Ahem, calling all Slytherins, Ravenclaws, Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs — and even muggles:

  • You'll soon be able to immerse yourself in the Wizarding World at the Franklin Institute's new global exhibit.

What's happening: "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" opens to the public Feb. 18, 2022, but you can snag your tickets right now.

Details: Guests will take part in a spellbinding entry into the magical exhibit from the King's Cross Station, just like the students at Hogwarts. They'll then select one of the four Hogwarts houses and a wand.

  • From the Hogwarts Castle and the Great Hall to Hagrid's Hut and the Forbidden Forest, the display brings fans' favorite settings to life.
  • Visitors can also check out the original costumes and props from all of the franchise films.
Fans getting ready to play "Seek the Golden Snitch™." Photo courtesy of The Franklin Institute
Fans getting ready to play "Seek the Golden Snitch." Photo courtesy of The Franklin Institute

1 cool thing: The exhibit is launching a contest for four tickets and a two-night hotel stay for a fan who wants to be the first to experience its world premiere. In order to win, you'll have to "Seek the Golden Snitch."

  • A 13-foot Hogwarts Castle front and four Golden Snitch pedestal pieces will travel to a few locations until the grand opening. Each features a QR code that launches the game.
  • Fans must find the Golden Snitch to enter to win.

Hint: The first location is at the Franklin Institute now until Nov. 12.

  • Upcoming locations include the Independence Visitor Center, The Promenade at Sagemore in Marlton, New Jersey., and Peddler’s Village in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

What's next: Grab your tickets! Daytime showings cost $43 for people ages 12-64, $41 for seniors and military members, and $39 for children ages 3-11. Tickets include admission into the rest of the Franklin Institute and one Fels Planetarium show.

  • Evening tickets will be limited to just the Harry Potter exhibit at $30 for everyone.
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