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Harry Potter Is Getting Something Huge In 2022

Even though the final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," was released way back in 2007, the magical wizarding world of "Harry Potter" is still going strong. From the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" movie franchise to the ever-expanding Potter-themed park at Universal Studios, there's no shortage of ways for muggles to experience the magic of Harry's world. And beginning in 2022, fans will have yet another "Harry Potter" experience to look forward to visiting.

Just in time for the 25th anniversary of the publication of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling, "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" is launching at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in early 2022. According to a press release obtained by Looper, the exhibition will be an expansive "Harry Potter ” world experience complete with recreated movie sets, original costumes from the films, and interactive environments for visitors to explore.

While the exhibit is kicking off in Philadelphia, the goal is for this unique "Harry Potter" world event to travel the globe so fans around the world can celebrate the story's landmark anniversary. As of writing, the opening date and future locales of the exhibit have not been confirmed, but the press release notes the tour will eventually make its way to Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well.

But fans who are eager to see the exhibition on its opening day will need to be prepared to make a pilgrimage to Philadelphia. (Although, it sounds like "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" will be at the Franklin Institute for some time, so wizarding world devotees will have plenty of time to partake in the magic before the exhibit moves on to its next venue.)

What can Harry Potter fans expect to see at the new exhibit?

Exact details about what all will be included in "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" haven't been released just yet. However, it sounds like this experience is going to be both unique and comprehensive. According to the official site, the exhibition will recreate "the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts" from the books, films, and even the stage play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

The plan is to use a mix of technology and props to create immersive installations that will transport visitors from Hogwarts to The Ministry of Magic, Gringotts, and beyond. Along the way, fans will be able to see real props and costumes from the movies up close as they meander through every corner of the wizarding world. Whether you grew up reading the books, love the films, or have a youngster who is new to the franchise, the experience sounds like it has the potential to be a special one for anyone who has ever considered the fictional Hogwarts their home away from home.

For now, fans of the "Harry Potter" world can sign up for updates on the exhibition at the official Franklin Institute website, but rest assured, more details will be coming as the 2022 launch date approaches. Get ready "Harry Potter" fans, because it sounds like this magical experience will be ready for visitors to enjoy faster than you can say "accio fun."