Fans of the Harry Potter movies will finally get a first-hand look at props and set pieces used during filming, when Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago on April 30, 2009.
Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which will run in Chicago through September 7, 2009, will include elaborate displays of artifacts and props from popular environments featured in the films, such as those from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including the Gryffindor common room and Hagrid's hut.
UPDATE: Fox Chicago News has some photos and video of the announcement including interviews with James and Oliver Phelps (Weasley twins), who were there to celebrate the event.
David Heyman, producer of the film series, said:
David Mosena, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Museum of Science and Industry, said:
Harry Potter: The Exhibition will open on Thursday, April 30 and run through Monday, September 7, 2009. The exhibition requires a time-entry ticket and will be open for guests during regular Museum hours, as well as each evening until 9:00 p.m. during the Chicago run.