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  • Hands-On Interactivity Hands-On Interactivity
  • Iconic Photo Moments Iconic Photo Moments
  • Butterbeer™ Bar & Themed Retail Butterbeer™ Bar & Themed Retail
  • For Fans Of All Ages For Fans Of All Ages

Celebrate Harry's journey at this uniquely interactive experience, filled with hands-on magical moments to bring out the young wizard in all of us

Follow in Harry's footsteps as you adventure from Privet Drive to Platform 9 ¾™, get your first glimpse of Hogwarts™ by boat as a first year would, and enter the castle through its beautiful boathouse.
a bubling cauldron light by a fire - Harry Potter: Magic at Play - Chicago
Discover the Hogwarts houses in the Great Hall before you try the Sorting Hat on for yourself. Sharpen your senses in Potions, practice your swish-and-flick in Charms, seek omens in Divination, and look out for escaped pixies in Defense Against the Dark Arts.
The hogwarts express - Harry Potter: Magic at Play - Chicago
Train for Quidditch™ with hands-on games that will train your strength as a Beater, your aim as a Chaser, and your reaction time as a Seeker, then capture your very own broom-flying photo.
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Seek out a Patronus in the Forbidden Forest and pay a visit to Hagrid's hut as you explore the Hogwarts™ grounds, before getting lost in a surprise space with something magical to discover around every corner.
A beautiful chocolate box - Harry Potter: Magic at Play - Chicago

Reviews

  • - Sarah S.

    “So much fun! A lot of interactive things and plenty of photo opportunities. Before we knew it 2 hours had passed!”

  • - Angela K.

    “Magic at play had the best parts of the London studio tour brought to Chicago. It's not just for children, it's for the kid inside of everyone.”

  • - Isa L.

    “I really enjoyed the experience as a whole, it was truly magical. My favorite part was going through the classroom floor and potions.”

  • - Molly L.

    “Such a great experience! All of the staff members were fun, inviting, and helpful. My family and I had a blast! 10/10 would recommend!!”

Harry Potter™: Magic at Play Shop

Open To The Public

  • Must-Shop Merchandise - Harry Potter: Magic at Play - Chicago

    Must-Shop Merchandise

    A perfect destination for Wizarding World™ shopping for the holidays and beyond! Check out limited edition apparel, accessories, novelties, and collectibles for the whole family.
  • Butterbeer™ Bar - Harry Potter: Magic at Play - Chicago

    Butterbeer™ Bar

    The beloved beverage makes its way to Chicago! Visit the Butterbeer™ Bar for some sweet sips, Honeydukes™ treats, and other themed bites.
  • Owl Post™ - Harry Potter: Magic at Play - Chicago

    Owl Post™

    Send a postcard to the Muggles back home! Stop by the Owl Post™ to grab a limited edition Harry Potter™: Magic at Play postcard, fill it out, and let Owl Post™ do the rest.

Info

  1. Operating Hours:
    • Mondays 12pm–8pm
    • Open Select Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • Thursdays 12pm–8pm
    • Fridays 12pm–10pm
    • Saturdays 10am–10pm
    • Sundays 10am–8pm

    Hours vary around holidays and in-demand times. Please check our ticketing page for the most up-to-date hours.

  2. Location:

    Water Tower Place
    835 N Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611

    We are located at the corner of N Michigan Ave. and E Pearson St.

  3. Age Requirement:
    All ages are welcome, with fun for the whole family! Children’s tickets are available for ages 3–9, and children under 2 are free.

Parties & Private Events

  • Celebration

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    • 90-minute access to our Harry Potter™: Magic at Play themed Party Room
    • Dedicated party host
    • Gift bags for all guests
    • Bring your own food & beverage—such as cake, pizza, or private catering company
  • Deluxe Celebration

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    • 90-minute access to our Harry Potter™: Magic at Play themed Party Room
    • Dedicated party host
    • Gift bags for all guests
    • Bring your own food & beverage—such as cake, pizza, or private catering companyy
    • ✨Complimentary Butterbeer™ & reusable souvenir cup for all guests
    • ✨Harry Potter™ themed sweet treat & complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
  • Deluxe Celebration + Guided Tour

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    • 90-minute access to our Harry Potter™: Magic at Play themed Party Room
    • Dedicated party host
    • Gift bags for all guests
    • Bring your own food & beverage—such as cake, pizza, or private catering company
    • ✨Complimentary Butterbeer™ & reusable souvenir cup for all guests
    • ✨Harry Potter™ themed sweet treat & complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
    • ✨Guided, early access to the experience for you and your party!

Harry Potter™: Magic at Play is also available for full venue rentals for holiday parties, corporate events, and any other kind of celebration! For more information, reach out to events@harrypottermagicatplay.com.

FAQs

General
What Are The Operating Hours Of The Experience?

Harry Potter™: Magic at Play will be arriving in Chicago during the fall of 2022. Tickets are on sale starting August 3rd at 10am CT. Operating hours can be found here.

Where Is The Experience Located?

Water Tower Place, 835 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. We are located at the corner of N Michigan Ave and E Pearson St.

When Do I Need To Arrive For My Reservation Time?

Please arrive any time within your allotted 30-minute window. If you aren’t sure what your day’s schedule looks like, check out our Premium Flex Entry Tickets and come whenever works for you!
Tickets are valid only for the date and time purchased. If you or a member of your party is not feeling well, tickets can be adjusted to a new date and time (subject to availability). If changed prior to the date and time of the tickets. Fill out this contact form to swap times.

Can I Leave The Experience And Return?

No. Reentry into the Experience is not permitted.

Do You Accept Cash?

We do not accept cash. We accept cashless payment in the forms of credit and debit cards.

Do You Offer Coat/Stroller Check?

You may check your coats, bags or strollers for $3 per item. Single strollers are also allowed inside, but please note all items are subject to search upon entry.

Is Photography And Video Allowed?

You're encouraged to take photos and videos throughout the space! Remember to share your photos on social media with #HPMagicAtPlay so we can see them!

Are Food And Drinks Allowed Inside The Experience?

No food or drink allowed. Resealable bottles of water are always welcome.

Are Pets Allowed In The Experience?

We love your fluffy friends, however pets and emotional support animals are not permitted inside. Service animals are welcome.

Where Can I Ask Additional Questions?

Please Contact us here, we’ll be happy to answer your inquiry.

Will Food And Beverage Be Available?

Yes, licensed Butterbeer™ and small bites will be available for purchase, inclusive of vegan and gluten-free options. Available to the public! Please note, no outside food and drink allowed.

Tickets
Where Do I Buy Tickets?

Tickets are available here. A limited amount of standby tickets will also be available for purchase at the door (subject to availability).

How Much Are Tickets?

Standard tickets start at just $37.50 for guests ages 10 and up, and passes for children ages 3-9 start at $29.50 plus taxes and fees. Price may fluctuate around in-demand or "peak" times and dates

Is There A Ticket Purchase Limit?

No, but orders are limited to maximum amount of people who can visit the experience in a given time slot. For groups larger than 25, please email info@HarryPotterMagicAtPlay.com for assistance.

Can I Refund Or Exchange My Ticket? Are Tickets Transferable?

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you or a member of your party is not feeling well, tickets can be adjusted to a new date and time (subject to availability) if changed prior to the date and time of the tickets. Fill out this contact form.

Are Tickets Available At The Door?

Limited standby tickets are available at the door (subject to availability). Guests with pre-purchased tickets have priority, so we recommend buying tickets online in advance. Tickets purchased at the door will be priced at the regular peak ticket price level and include an additional fee.

Do You Have Gift Cards?

We do not have gift cards available.

What If I Bought My Ticket For The Wrong Date Or Time?

Tickets can be adjusted to a new date and time (subject to availability) if changed prior to the date and time of the tickets. Fill out this contact form or visit the Help section of the Fever app for assistance.

Do I Need To Print My Ticket?

We can scan your ticket directly from your mobile device, so please save the paper and ink and don't print your ticket unless you have to.

Are There Discounts For Children?

Children (2) years of age and under get in free; guests over the age of three (3) will need a ticket.

Accessibility
Is The Experience ADA Accessible?

We're proud to be fully accessible for guests with many different abilities and neurodiversities, and we strive to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable.
If you'd like to let us kow you're coming or if you need additional assistance, please email info@HarryPotterMagicAtPlay.com or let any of our team members know during your visit.

Merchandise
Can I Buy Merch At The Experience?

The Harry Potter™: Magic at Play Store gift shop will be open to the public and ticketed guests any time Harry Potter™: Magic at Play is open!

Do You Accept Refunds/Exchanges?

Yes, we accept returns within 30 days of purchase. If you have any questions about your purchase, please email retail@HarryPotterMagicAtPlay.com.

Parties & Private Events
Can I Host Birthday Parties / Celebrations At The Experience?

Yes! We would love to host your next birthday, holiday, graduation, or Quidditch World Cup finals party. We have a dedicated room in our space for any kind of celebration. There are several packages available for your needs, including your own space, a private walkthrough of the experience, magical goodie bags, and more! For more information, reach out to events@harrypottermagicatplay.com

Is the Space Available for Corporate Events?

Yes - our space is a unique and fun place for your next corporate event! Event pricing starts at $10K. If you are interested please email events@HarryPotterMagicAtPlay and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.

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What the press are saying

  •  - Harry Potter: Magic at Play - Chicago

    “Magic at Play taps into the power of play and its benefits, giving guests a sprawling space to roll up their robes and explore."

    - Brooke McDonald

  •  - Harry Potter: Magic at Play - Chicago

    “Magic at Play brings the beloved story of the Boy Who Lived to life, and they’ve definitely succeeded in making you feel like you’ve entered his magical universe."

    - Lizzy Buczak

  •  - Harry Potter: Magic at Play - Chicago

    "Harry Potter: Magic at Play delivers on exactly what it promises: magic and play."

    - Lizzy Buczak

  •  - Harry Potter: Magic at Play - Chicago

    “For mild to obsessed Harry Potter fans, "Magic At Play" delivers a thrilling experience that's likely to become a hot holiday ticket”

    - Monica Eng

  •  - Harry Potter: Magic at Play - Chicago

    “Harry Potter fans will go crazy over this new experience in Chicago.”

    - Ana Belaval

  •  - Harry Potter: Magic at Play - Chicago

    “30,000-sq-ft on 3 levels—an experience for Harry Potter fans that will amaze and delight. It’s interactive with an attention to detail that is astounding!”

    - Candace Jordan