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3. November 2021

The Most Comprehensive Touring Exhibition Ever Presented About the Wizarding World Opens February 18, 2022

Interactive Harry Potter: The Exhibition photo-ops to
tour the northeast in anticipation of the world premiere exhibition
Presale Tickets Surpass 13,000 in the First 12 Hours!

PHILADELPHIA, PA November 3, 2021 – Tickets are now on sale for the highly-anticipated world premiere of Harry Potter: Die Ausstellung, debuting at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on February 18, 2022. The all-new behind-the-scenes exhibition will celebrate the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen in the films and stories of Harry PotterPhantastische Tierwesen and the expanded Wizarding World, including Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind through beautifully crafted environments that honor the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts fans love using best-in-class immersive design and technology to deliver an unforgettable personalized experience.

From the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle to the adventures of its brilliant students; from daring duels to dragons and Dark Arts; from goblins at Gringotts™ to the magnificent Ministry of Magic—the exhibition will bring magic to life, connect visitors with a global community of fans of the
Wizarding World, and reveal the artistry and craftsmanship behind the blockbuster films.

The groundbreaking exhibition spans thousands of square feet and features 10 distinct areas—from Hogwarts™ castle and The Great Hall to Hagrid’s Hut and The Forbidden Forest. Guests will transition into the exhibition from the iconic King’s Cross Station, entering through a spellbinding entry, selecting their house and wand and beginning their personalized journey. They will get an up-close look at authentic props and original costumes from the Harry Potter und Phantastische Tierwesen™ films, and an opportunity to engage with innovative, awe-inspiring, and magical environments and installations in ways never before experienced in a touring exhibition. Harry Potter: Die Ausstellung is the most comprehensive touring exhibition ever presented about the Wizarding World.


Fans will have a limited-time opportunity to experience the magic of the Wizarding World as they vie for a chance to become the first guest to visit the Harry Potter: Die Ausstellung through a series of interactive photo-op installations, one unveiled today for media, and all slated to appear at locations across the northeast, beginning at The Franklin Institute.

Designed as a photo-op to prepare fans for the magic to be found in Harry Potter: Die Ausstellung, a 13- foot-tall illuminated Hogwarts™ castle front and four accompanying Golden Snitch™ pedestal pieces will travel to popular events and locations through the exhibition’s opening. Each features a QR code that, when activated by a mobile device, launches an interactive “Seek the Golden Snitch” experience using AR technology.

Fans are challenged to catch the quick-moving Golden Snitch to be entered to win the grand prize—a two- night hotel stay in Philadelphia and four tickets to be the first to experience the world premiere of Harry Potter: Die Ausstellung. Plus, a $500 cash prize, Harry Potter: Die Ausstellung merchandise, and a family membership to The Franklin Institute ($4000 prize value).

Hogwarts™ Castle locations

The Franklin Institute: November 3-10

Upcoming Golden Snitch™ locations:

The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Independence Visitor Center, Philadelphia, PA
The Promenade at Sagemore, Marlton, NJ
Peddler’s Village, New Hope, PA

Fans werden ermutigt zu folgen Harry Potter: Die Ausstellung auf Facebook, Instagram, und Twitter, as well as all social media channels for The Franklin Institute. #HarryPotterAusstellung


Daytime Tickets Daily: 9:30am-5pm
Adults $43.00
Seniors and Military $41.00 Children (ages 3-11) $39.00
Daytime tickets include admission to The Franklin Institute and one Fels Planetarium show.

Evening Tickets

Thursday – Sunday: 5pm-8pm; last entry 6:30pm
Adults and Seniors $30.00 Children (ages 3-11) $30.00
Evening tickets include admission to Harry Potter: The Exhibition only. Other Museum areas close at 5 p.m.

VIP [Anytime] Ticket: $59

An immediate-access pass, exclusive exhibition lanyard, and a discount on an audio tour and photo op.
*Valid for any timeslot on the date indicated at the time of purchase.

Tickets are timed and dated, and advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. For information on purchasing tickets, please visit www.fi.edu.

The Franklin Institute is proud to present and play host to the world premiere of Harry Potter: Die Ausstellung in the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion and the Mandell Center. PECO, the premier corporate partner of The Franklin Institute, is an associate sponsor of the exhibition.

Harry Potter: Die Ausstellung was created and developed by Imagine Exhibitions in partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, and EMC Presents. The Exhibition is slated to tour globally to Latin America, the Asia-Pacific Region (APAC), Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
Visit www.HarryPotterExhibition.com for the latest news on tour stops and ticket availability.

Über die Zauberhafte Welt

In the years since Harry Potter was whisked from King’s Cross Station onto Platform nine and three quarters, his incredible adventures have left a unique and lasting mark on popular culture. Eight blockbuster Harry Potter films have brought the magical stories to life, and today, the Wizarding World is recognized as one of the world’s best-loved franchises.

Representing a vast interconnected universe, it also includes two epic Phantastische Tierwesen films (the third releasing in 2022), Harry Potter and The Cursed Child – the multi-award-winning stage-play, state-of-the- art video and mobile games from Portkey Games, innovative consumer products, thrilling live entertainment (including four theme park lands) and insightful exhibitions.

This expanding portfolio of Warner Bros. owned Wizarding World experiences also includes Harry Potter New York – a brand new flagship store, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo, and the Platform 9 3⁄4 retail shops.

Die Zauberhafte Welt entwickelt sich ständig weiter, um Harry Potter-Fans neue und aufregende Möglichkeiten zu bieten, sich zu engagieren. Für die weltweite Fangemeinde und für kommende Generationen heißt sie jeden willkommen, die Magie selbst zu erforschen und zu entdecken.

About Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment

Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment (WBTE), part of WarnerMedia Global Brands and Experiences, is a worldwide leader in the creation, development, and licensing of location-based entertainment, live events, exhibits, and theme park experiences based on WarnerMedia’s iconic characters, stories, and brands. WBTE is home to the groundbreaking global locations of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, WB Movie World Australia, and countless other experiences inspired by DC, Looney Tunes, Scooby, Game of Thrones, Friends and more. With best-in-class partners, WBTE allows fans worldwide to physically immerse themselves inside their favorite brands and franchises.

WIZARDING WORLD und alle damit verbundenen Marken, Charaktere, Namen und Kennzeichen sind © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Verlagsrechte © JKR. (s23)

Über Imagine Exhibitions

A world leader in narrative-driven, immersive experiences, Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., creates, markets, and operates sophisticated, high-quality experiences for museums, brands, venues, and integrated resorts across the globe. From ideation to operation, Imagine’s team of industry pioneers draws upon decades of success in the fields of immersive design, awareness, and entertainment to consistently create and

implement memorable and thought-provoking environments. The company’s custom experiences deliver focused messaging and serve to increase attendance wherever they are presented. Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., a global pioneer in traveling entertainment responsible for many internationally recognized exhibitions such as Titanic: Die AusstellungDie Hungerspiele: Die AusstellungAngry Birds: The Art & Science Behind a Global PhenomenonJurassic World: Die Ausstellungund Downton Abbey: The Exhibition.

Imagine Exhibitions präsentiert derzeit mehr als 40 einzigartige Ausstellungen in Museen, Wissenschaftszentren, Aquarien, integrierten Resorts und nicht-traditionellen Veranstaltungsorten weltweit. Das Unternehmen entwirft, eröffnet und betreibt auch weiterhin seine eigenen Ausstellungsorte und kreiert und implementiert permanente und semi-permanente Museums-, Marken- und Unterhaltungsobjekte sowie Gastronomieerlebnisse. Für weitere Informationen besuchen Sie bitte www.ImagineExhibitions.com oder finden Sie uns auf Facebook.

Über EMC Presents

EMC Presents ist eine Partnerschaft zwischen CTS Eventim, einem der führenden internationalen Anbieter von Ticketing-Dienstleistungen und Live-Entertainment, und dem preisgekrönten Tourneeveranstalter und Produzenten Michael Cohl, wodurch eines der stärksten globalen Netzwerke von Veranstaltern und Veranstaltungsorten entsteht. Die Partnerschaft bietet eine umfassende, weltweite Live-Entertainment-Plattform, die außergewöhnliche Shows und Erlebnisse ermöglicht, von der Konzeptentwicklung bis hin zur Produktion und Promotion. Michael Cohls Karriere umfasst mehr als 45 Jahre als Produzent und Promoter für ikonische Entertainer. Er hat mit den bekanntesten Künstlern der Welt zusammengearbeitet, darunter Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, die Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, U2, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra und viele mehr. Michaels Strategien werden dafür geschätzt, die Touring-Industrie weltweit zu revolutionieren. Neben seiner langjährigen Erfahrung in der Musikindustrie hat Cohl mehrere erfolgreiche Ausstellungen organisiert, darunter die Original King Tut-Ausstellung, John Lennon: The New York City Years", Bodies: The Exhibition, Jurassic World: The Exhibition und Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains. Cohl, der zuvor Vorsitzender von Live Nation war, wurde in die Canadian Rock n Roll/ Music Hall of Fame aufgenommen und erhielt einen Stern auf dem kanadischen Walk of Fame. Neben vielen anderen Auszeichnungen wurde Cohl auch mit einem Emmy, dem Billboard Legend of Live Award, dem TJ Martell Foundation Man of the Year Award, einem Peabody Award und einem JUNO Award for Special Achievement geehrt.

About The Franklin Institute

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a renowned and innovative leader in the field of science and technology learning, as well as a dynamic center of activity. As Pennsylvania’s most visited museum, it is dedicated to creating a passion for learning about science by offering access to hands-on science education. For more information, visit www.fi.edu.

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