Harry Potter Makes a Pit Stop in NYC

Harry Potter fans in New York City can soon experience the magic of Hogwartz with a new exhibition at Discovery Times Square, set to open April 5. Harry Potter: The Exhibition is a 14,000-square-foot event where visitors can view the craftsmanship behind the authentic costumes and props, including artifacts inspired by those in sets such as the Great Hall, Hagrids Hut, and the Gryffindor common room.

The exhibition, which was developed in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), made its world premiere in Chicago in April 2009 before traveling to other cities. New York City is serving as the final North American destination before going international.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at DiscoveryTS.com, at the Discovery Times Square box office (226 West 44th Street), or by calling (866) 987-9692.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition Hits the West Coast

As the planned final stop on this national tour, Seattle is set to receive the Harry Potter: The Exhibition experiential exhibit. The Pacific Science Center will house the event, which features props and costumes from the Harry Potter films.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products partnered with Global Experience Specialists, Inc., to create the 10,000 square foot exhibit. Featuring hundreds of items from all of the previous films, as well as new items from the upcoming two-part finale, The Deathly Hallows, The Exhibition runs from October 23 to Jan. 30, 2011. Tickets go on sale August 14. Museum members can pre-order tickets from now until Saturday.

The exhibit will open daily at 10 a.m. The museum also plans to show part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in its IMAX theater when the film releases November 19.