If you’re a diehard fan of The Hunger Games, then you’re going to want to check out The Hunger Games: The Exhibition in Las Vegas. Watch the movies you love come to life through the many interactive displays and activities while you explore everything Panem. Great for visitors of all ages, the exhibit offers fun and activities for everyone in your group. Grab everyone and get ready to join the rebellion against the Capitol.
Hunger Games Exhibition History
Suzanne Collins’ best-selling books started it all. In 2008, Collins first book of the Hunger Games series was published. If you’re unfamiliar with the Hunger Games, the premise is this. The rich residents of the Capitol watch an annual competition each year called the Hunger Games. The reason it’s called this is that one male and one female contestant from the 12 districts in Panem are chosen at random and entered into this competition. Needless to say, this isn’t a competition anyone goes to willingly as the contestants fight to the death in this televised competition that all must watch. The entire reason for this is to remind the citizens of Panem just how powerful the Capitol is. It also is supposed to act as a deterrent by reminding all Panem citizens that their previous rebellion was a failure so they shouldn’t attempt another.
While the books and the movies may differ slightly as is often the case, The Hunger Games movie franchise grossed over $3 billion at the box office. The Hunger Games exhibit began touring around the globe in major cities in 2015. But then it found a permanent home in Las Vegas when The Hunger Games: The Exhibition opened in June 2019. What began as a touring exhibit is now a permanent one with a few extra attractions in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
The Exhibition: The Main Attraction
Guests enter upon hearing Rue’s Whistle. From there, visitors to The Hunger Games: The Exhibition follow the journey of the inspiring heroine of the story, Katniss Everdeen from District 12 to her journey to become the Mockingjay, the symbol and leader of the Second Rebellion.
The reason anyone would visit the Hunger Games: The Exhibition would certainly be because you’re a fan of the books or the movies. But if you’re a fan of Hollywood and like film memorabilia, you would definitely like the exhibit as well.
Why It’s a Must-See This isn’t just an exhibit about The Hunger Games movies. This is a full-on, interactive, fully immersive exhibit. You’ll feel like you’re actually inside the movies with so much of the technology, locations, and people recreated for The Hunger Games: The Exhibition. Visitors to The Hunger Games: The Exhibit aren’t viewing replicas created specifically for the exhibit. Instead, they get to see actual costumes, props, and sets used during the making of the movies.
You’ll definitely want to visit Capitol Couture, which is the gift shop at The Hunger Games: The Exhibition. This is currently the only place in the world where you can purchase authentic Hunger Games merchandise.
What To See When You’re at The Hunger Games Exhibition
While all of the interactive attractions inside The Hunger Games: The Exhibition are worth experiencing, you can’t visit without trying out the most popular item. That would be Beetee’s Training Lab, an interactive archery range with a 60-foot screen. Try out one of Katniss’s bow and arrows and see if you’re as good as she is while you compete with up to 39 other guests. As if that wasn’t enough, all this takes place on the world’s largest interactive touchscreen, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. For an additional small fee, guests can try it out an additional time so have your wallet ready.
No visit to The Hunger Games: The Exhibition would be complete without perusing the many props and costumes from the movie sets. From the Mockingjay gown to Plutarch’s outfit to Cinna’s book of sketches to Effie’s microphone to Katniss’s wedding gown, guests to the exhibit will delight in seeing the props used and outfits worn on screen right in front of them. The Mockingjay pin is also on display and luckily is the last one that survived the movie franchise. While several were created, the one on display at the exhibit is the sole survivor.
The recreations are definitely one of the reasons why someone would visit The Hunger Games: The Exhibition. Whether the Tribute Train, President’s Snow’s office, the Hall of Justice, or District 13, you’ll relive the excitement of the movies while feeling you’re actually inside the same locations. How often can you say that? Visitors checking out the Tribute Train will feel like they’re on a train going 200 miles per hour while sitting in the same upholstered sets from the movie.
Other activities include Capitol TV trivia, Mockingjay Echo where you get to sing with the Mockingjays, and lots of behind-the-scenes information about the movies. Guests can learn more about the making of the movie such as how technology helped bring Katniss’s story to life.
Why You Should Go to The Hunger Games Exhibition
Whether you’re a fan of the books or movies or a hardcore fan of The Hunger Games franchise, you must visit The Hunger Games: The Exhibition on your next visit to Las Vegas. This immersive experience will awaken your inner Katniss and will have you feel like you’re inside Panem. But the ultimate question is this: Will you survive The Hunger Games: The Exhibition?