In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1." (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)
Photo: Murray Close
Photo: Murray Close

This ‘Hunger Games’ exhibit is SO worth the drive

If you were looking for an excuse for a mini-getaway that’s less than 3 hours away, your moment has come.

“Hunger Games: The Exhibition” is on display now at The Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky through September 10, 2017.

Louisville is about 2.5 hours from Dayton’s center, so it can easily be a day or weekend trip -- depending on how much time and money you want to spend.

Mockingjay on Main #mockingjay #serkanozkaya #hungergamesexhibition

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Tickets are $26 for children (ages 4-11) military, and seniors (ages 65+) and are $27.50 for adults (ages 12+). But here’s the good news: for a limited time, there’s a Groupon deal that offers a 30% discount on tickets -- so you can snag adult or child tickets for $19 each. (Make sure you read the fine print, though -- tickets have to be used by a certain date.)

Here’s a description from the museum’s website:

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition invites visitors to step inside and explore the world of Panem as created in the films. More than one thousand authentic costumes and props, high-tech and hands-on interactives, and detailed set recreations reveal the amazing artistry and technology that brought the incredible story to life.

Visitors follow Katniss Everdeen's inspirational journey, from her humble beginnings in District 12 to her emergence as the Mockingjay. The exhibition features seven galleries including District 12, Tribute Train, The Capitol, Making the Games, District 13, Fan Gallery and Katniss’s Journey.

Highlights include iconic costumes from the films, such as the Girl on Fire dress, the Mockingjay dress and the Mockingjay armor; key artifacts including the Mockingjay pin, Cinna's sketchbook and Katniss's bow; and interactives, including an exploratory map of Panem, a gamemaker's control table, and a stunt choreography interactive.

The mockingjay beckons. #hungergamestheexhibition #hungergames #mockingjay

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WATCH the trailer for the exhibit below:

One more sleep till the hunger games opens!! We are sooo excited! #hungergames

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