The “The Hunger Games: The Exhibition” at MGM Grand will ensure you a winning experience even if you did not have the best day at Las Vegas casinos. The blockbuster movie franchise comes to life through an array of actual sets, costumes, and props the films used.
The box office series took place in the dystopian world of Panem where President Snow lives over an annual competition in which two a teenage boy and girl from each of 12 districts fight to the death to amuse the Capitol’s privileged. The Hunger Games exhibition is interactive and beautifully designed, letting you follow the journey of the character Jennifer Lawrence played to the Capitol. It culminates in an archery training exercise that includes the biggest touch screens in the world. Also, a shop, Capital Couture, is there to offer the exclusive Hunger Games merchandise.
Visiting the Exhibition
The exhibition is open every day from 10 am to 9 pm. It is situated in the underground level of MGM Grand. Admission is $35 for adults, $25 for kids 4-11, and free for kids 3 and under. With every paid admission, you will need to pay a $10 service fee. Every admission includes a choice of four holographic commemorative tickets.
What to Expect from the Exhibit
After you descend to the underground lobby of the exhibition, you will see a glass case with one of the colorful, flower-patterned suits and wigs for the flamboyant Capitol emcee and talk show host character of Stanley Tucci. The costumes note the name of the character, designer, actor, and specific film it was seen in.
Once the door opens, visitors are ushered into a forest-like space while the film’s theme plays. A handful of themed galleries recreate certain scenes and places from the film series.
Then, there is the high-speed Tribute Train that zips the character of Jennifer and Josh Hutcherson to the Capitol. This train stimulates the motion of 200 mph and features the actual upholstered seats from the film.
Also, the exhibition features some of the iconic dresses of Jennifer’s character and a climactic Tributes training exercise in which people engage in three rounds of archery target practice. A lot of safety precautions are taken for this part of the exhibition and those who will participate will sign a waiver for this activity before they enter.
Those who want to visit the exhibition and avoid the crowds should go there during evening hours between 7 pm and 9 pm. The last admission is an hour before closing.