The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has revealed that it will extend its world premiere run of Harry Potter: The Exhibition - which opens on April 30th - by nearly three weeks in response to fan feedback and the demand for tickets.
The exhibit, which was originally set to end its run on September 7th, will now close on September 27th. The extended run will give more fans the chance to enjoy the show in Chicago before it moves on to its next location, which is still to be announced.
The Museum of Science and Industry will be the only Midwest location on the exhibit's US tour.
"We have experienced unparalleled interest in Harry Potter: The Exhibition thus far, with a great volume of calls to our call centre, hits on our website and advance ticket sales," said David Mosena, president and CEO of the Museum. "We are incredibly excited to bring this world premiere exhibit to Chicago and this extension of its run will allow more guests in Chicago, and fans around the country, the opportunity to experience the magic of Harry Potter."
The exhibit will include a number of props and costumes from the films, including Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, Gryffindor school uniforms and elaborate costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Visitors will also be able to take a tour through Hagrid's hit, enter a Quidditch area and meet a number of creatures from the series.