A Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Exhibition Has Landed In Australia!

  • Fri May 19 - Sun Oct 08 2023
  • All Ages
  • $0.00

Step into a world where magic meets nature at the Melbourne Museum with the captivating Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature exhibition, inspired by the globally adored Fantastic Beasts film series.

This captivating exhibition, which has journeyed all the way from London's Natural History Museum in collaboration with Discovery Global Themed Entertainment, opens a portal to the whimsical beasts of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World and the astonishing creatures of our natural world.

Starting on 19 May and running till 8 October 2023, Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature will captivate visitors, bridging the gap between the realms of the fantastical and the natural, all under the same roof.

Having started its journey at the Natural History Museum London, this spellbinding exhibition has now apparated to Melbourne Museum. You'll be entranced by the fascinating links between Harry Potter's magical creatures and the magnificent animals in our world. The exhibit showcases original artwork from Bloomsbury Publishing and Warner Bros, giving visitors a peek into the creative journey that birthed these awe-inspiring creatures.

What wanders within the Fantastic Beasts: Wonders of Nature Exhibition?

Ready your wands and your curiosity!


The "Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature" section brings together incredible creatures from our natural world and the most enchanting animals from the Wizarding World. Accompanied by the insights of real-world scientists, explore how our world's beasts share uncanny similarities and intriguing differences with their magical counterparts. Dive deep into conservation efforts that help protect our planet's extraordinary creatures, and give a cheer for the scientists who dedicate their lives to understanding and preserving them.

In the "Wizarding World" section, you'll be whisked away into the magical universe of Harry Potter and Newt Scamander. Here, you'll encounter beloved magical creatures such as the mischievous Niffler, delicate Bowtruckle, and majestic Thunderbird. Explore how these fantastical beings were brought to life on screen, becoming cherished by fans across the globe.

For the art lovers, the "Original Artworks from Bloomsbury Publishing" section provides a unique chance to marvel at the beautiful illustrations that graced the pages of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts books. These captivating artworks showcase the creativity and talent behind these beloved stories.

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature invites all ages to delve into this extraordinary experience, promising to bewitch both Harry Potter enthusiasts and nature aficionados.

Tickets are now available, with adult entry priced at $32. Don't miss this incredible journey that will deepen your appreciation for the awe-inspiring creatures that inhabit both the Wizarding World and our natural one. Book your tickets today, and step into a world of wonder!

Where:   Melbourne Museum
When:    19 May - 8 October
Cost:      $32 Adult, $18 Child and $39 Flexible Entry ticket. 

For more magical details, visit the exhibition's website.

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