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‘Harry Potter’ to Launch Global Exhibition

The all-new touring exhibition is set to open at The Franklin Institute in early 2022.

Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, Imagine Exhibitions and EMC Presents have announced that “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” will kick off its global tour at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in early 2022.

“We are very excited to be launching the world tour of the all-new ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ in Philadelphia at The Franklin Institute in early 2022,” says Tom Zaller, chief executive officer, Imagine Exhibitions. “The Franklin Institute is a trusted partner of ours, a national leader for world-renowned exhibitions, a great cultural driver for Philadelphia and a perfect location for fans to experience our groundbreaking new exhibition.”

The Franklin Institute will play host to the world premiere of the exhibition, which is slated to tour globally to Latin America, the Asia-Pacific Region, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  The exhibition's opening and ticket on-sale dates will be announced in the coming months.

“The Wizarding World is a sweeping phenomenon that crosses generations and delivers astonishing global appeal,” says Larry Dubinski, president and chief executive officer, The Franklin Institute. “We are thrilled that ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ will make its world tour debut in 2022 at The Franklin Institute, putting Philadelphia in the national spotlight, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the region and providing months of sustainable tourism revenue.”

The new exhibition celebrates the films and stories of “Harry Potter,” “Fantastic Beasts” and the expanded Wizarding World, including “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” through environments that honor the moments, characters, settings and beasts as seen in the films and stories. Visitors will get an up-close look at authentic props and original costumes from the “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” films and have the opportunity to engage with installations.

“This exhibition will be unlike any other Wizarding World touring exhibition,” says Peter van Roden, senior vice president, Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment. “The inclusion of technology, attention to detail and integration of magical touches created by our partners at Imagine Exhibitions is truly unique. We are elated to be launching the world tour at the Franklin Institute and for fans to be able to have another way to experience the Wizarding World.”

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