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'Hunger Games' exhibition in Times Square

Katniss Everdeen is taking aim at New York City.

The arrow-wielding heroine of "The Hunger Games" and all of the other inhabitants of author Suzanne Collins' world of Panem are front and center in a new exhibit that runs through Jan. 3 at Discovery Times Square in Manhattan.

"The Hunger Games: The Exhibition," created by film studio Lionsgate, Imagine Exhibitions and Thinkwell Group, takes fans on a tour of the various districts featured in the books and movies as well as the Capitol, the dictatorial realm where the deadly games take place. And giving guests a royal welcome is Elizabeth Banks, who plays the outlandishly dressed character Effie Trinket, in a short introductory film that sets the tone for the exhibit.

Here's what else you can expect.

COSTUMES, PROPS AND SETS Speaking of Trinket, many of her actual costumes as well as Katniss' Girl on Fire dress and archery outfit and the Mockingjay armor, are on display. Also on view are plenty of other actual pieces from the films, including weapons, Cinna's sketchbook, Katniss' bow, the furniture from the Everdeen house and the table and chairs used in the Capitol dinner scene.

"We even have an actual bottle of Champagne with a label showing it was made in the Capitol," says Kate McConnell, creative director with Thinkwell Group. "And we recreated the moment where Katniss stabbed the knife in the table."

LIGHTS, CAMERA, INTERACTION Fans can tap through interactive maps and learn all about the different districts, industries, natural resources and characters created by Collins. There are also interactive quizzes along the way ranging from the educational (test your knowledge of plants) to ethical (what would you do to save someone's life?). Kids can learn some Panemic fight moves via video from Sam Hargraves, stunt coordinator on "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." There are also photo ops (have a pic with a replica of Caesar Flickerman, host of The Hunger Games played by Stanley Tucci) and video ops (the last stop on the tour gives guests the chance to be part of a scene from the movie).

INFO Tickets are $22.50 (ages 3-11) to $29.50 (adults), and reservations are recommended. Visitors can purchase an audio guide ($7) or download a mobile app ($3.99) to enhance their tour. For more information, call 855-266-5387 or go to

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