Harry Potter: The Exhibition Gives A Sneak Peek This Weekend In New York

If you are heading or live in New York and have kids who are Harry Potter fans, you’ll be excited to hear that the new magical Harry Potter: The Exhibition will be arriving in New York at Discovery Times Square this Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3, for a special “sneak peek”.

This will be the exhibition’s final North American destination before traveling internationally.   Their grand opening is slated for Tuesday, April 5 and the exhibit will run through September 5, 2011.

So, what is this special exhibition all about? In 14,000-square-feet, visitors will be able to experience the world of Harry Potter while visiting dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts™ film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes and props from the films.  Original artifacts from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and the highly anticipated finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2, will be on display along with hundreds of original props and costumes from all of the previous Harry Potter films.

“This very special sneak peek provides Harry Potter fans with the opportunity to experience the magic of the exhibition prior to the official opening,” said Eddie Newquist, chief creative officer for GES.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition offers fans a firsthand view of hundreds of authentic artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets—including the Great Hall, Hagrid’s hut, the Gryffindor™ common room—and more.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition requires a time-entry ticket and guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to ensure the best date and time.  Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased at the Discovery Times Square box office (226 West 44th Street), through the website www.DiscoveryTS.com or by phone at (866) 987-9692.

Discovery Times Square is open Monday – Sunday 10am – 8 pm, last admission 1 hour prior to closing. General public admission is $25 for adults; $22.50 for seniors (65 and over) and $19.50 for children (4-12); children under 4 years of age are free.