Panem is jumping out from the big screen and taking over New York City.
Lionsgate has now confirmed it’ll be debuting the previously announced touring Hunger Games exhibit at the Discovery Times Square museum center this summer. To make it happen, the studio is teaming up theme park and location-based entertainment specialist Thinkwell Group and Imagine Exhibitions, the company behind both the interactive “Angry Birds Universe: The Art & Science Behind a Global Phenomenon” showcase and the National Geographic-sponsored Titanic presentation, which contains over 300 artifacts from the ill-fated ship.
“The Hunger Games: The Exhibition” will feature hundreds of authentic costumes and props, including the famous Girl on Fire outfit, as well at the Mockingjay dress and Mockingjay armor worn by Jennifer Lawrence in the films. Other notable items from the franchise that will be on display are Cinna’s sketchbook, the bow used by Katniss, and the iconic Mockingjay pin.
The immersive experience will contain detailed set recreations and a number of interactive attractions like an explorable map of Panem, the Gamemaker’s control table, and a stunt choreography presentation. There will also be seven galleries titled District 12, Tribute Train, The Capitol, Making the Games, District 13, Fan Gallery, and Katniss’s Journey, respectively.
In a statement, Lionsgate executive Jenefer Brown said:
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition offers visitors an unparalleled experience and brings them closer to the world of Panem.
Through a dynamic series of interactives, never before seen content, and immersive environments, guests will connect to The Hunger Games in a one-of-kind experience. The application of the film’s science, technology, and real-world problem solving also translate to a valuable educational experience that will resonate with school groups and visitors alike.
“The Hunger Games: The Exhibition” opens July 1 and runs through January 3, 2016. Tickets go on sale April 21, with prices starting at $22.50.
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