Harry Potter™: The Exhibition to Open in Edmonton, Canada

September 30, 2013

Tickets on sale now at TelusWorldOfScienceEdmonton.com

September 30, 2013 – EDMONTON, Canada – Harry Potter fans in Canada will have the chance to step inside the famous wizard’s world when Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton on November 23, 2013.

Fans will see the amazing craftsmanship behind hundreds of authentic costumes and film props from all eight of the Harry Potter films. Created by Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Harry Potter: The Exhibition immerses fans in the experience as they get a firsthand view of authentic artifacts displayed in detailed settings inspired by the film sets, including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut, the Gryffindor™ common room, and other settings from the films.

Edmonton is the tenth stop for the exhibition which is concluding its global five-year tour. Harry Potter: The Exhibition debuted in Chicago in 2009 and has since been touring the world with most recent stops in Tokyo, New York and Singapore. The exhibition has expanded in recent years to include artifacts from all eight Harry Potter films.

Harry Potter has enthralled fans worldwide as it stimulates their creativity and imaginations,” said George Smith, President & CEO, TELUS World of Science - Edmonton. “Bringing Harry Potter: The Exhibition to Edmonton is exciting. Providing world-class entertainment to the people of Edmonton and Alberta is essential as our community continues to grow and attract people from around the globe. This exhibition provides access to some of the most iconic items used in the films, so to have it in Edmonton is really a point of pride.”

Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens Saturday, November 23, 2013, and will run through Sunday, March 9, 2014 at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton. The exhibition is a timed entry experience and will be open daily. Tickets are now available online at telusworldofscienceedmonton.com, by calling 780-451-3344, or by visiting the science centre’s box office.

Admission to Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which includes general admission to the science centre’s exhibition halls, is $26.50 for adults; $23.50 for seniors and youth (ages 65+ and 13-17); $19.50 for children (ages 3-12); and for TELUS World of Science - Edmonton members admission is $20 for adults; $18 for seniors and youth; and $14 for children.

 

About TELUS World of Science - Edmonton

TELUS World of Science - Edmonton is a world-class, broad-based science centre that inspires and motivates people to learn about and contribute to science and technology. TELUS World of Science - Edmonton is a leader in providing high quality, interactive programs and exhibits that provide an avenue for both learning and entertainment, and which spark the imagination of people of all ages. The Edmonton Space & Science Foundation is a non-profit organization that operates TELUS World of Science - Edmonton. For additional information, visit: www.telusworldofscienceedmonton.com

About GES
Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a leading marketing agency that produces exhibitions, events, exhibits and retail environments. GES provides a wide range of services, including turn-key official show services, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services—all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Spring Fair Birmingham, International Woodworking Fair, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell Helicopter, L’Oreal, Warner Bros., and Simon Property Group. GES’ National Servicenter℠ has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program℠ for the past five years, and for the fourth year in a row, Ad Age has named GES as one of the “World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies.” For more information, visit ges.com or the GES blog at defyingconvention.ges.com.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.

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Media Contacts:

TELUS World of Science
Mike Steger
VP, Marketing & Comms.
(780) 452-9100
(780) 288-6456
msteger@telusworldofscienceedmonton.com

GES
Jesse Philips
Director, Marketing
(818) 638-5944
jphillips@ges.com

Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Katie Kotchka
Director, Worldwide Public Relations,
Global Themed Entertainment
(818)-954-7119
katie.kotchka@warnerbros.com

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