Experience Fantastic BeastsThe Wonder of Nature at Melbourne Museum

Fantastic Beasts

I experienced the Fantastic Beasts The Wonder of Nature at Melbourne Museum with my daughter. She and I purchased tickets to visit in 2020 at the Natural History Museum in London, however, the pandemic had other plans.

So, I bought the book.

Then when I found out the exhibition was coming to town, I knew I was going to see it. I saw the first movie in the series because my favorite actor is in the movie. Now, that I have been to the exhibition and written this post, I realize the significance of this exhibition.

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Step into the Wonder and Magical World of the Fantastic Beasts

Immerse yourself in the magical world of Fantastic Beasts at the Melbourne Museum. Discover the hidden secrets of these mythical creatures and embark on a captivating journey filled with wonder and enchantment. Get ready to be amazed as you step into a world where imagination comes to life.

The Winged Creature

Do you know what it is called?

Wizarding World Fantastic Beasts The Wonder of Nature Melbourne Museum

Fantastic Beasts The Wonder of Nature

Lady sitting at Melbourne Museum

Immerse Yourself with the Fantastic Beasts!

Learn the Origins and Characteristics of the Fantastic Beasts

Discover the history behind the creatures. And, you can find out how they came to be a part of this magical world.

You can see the mischievous creature that jumps around in the tree. And, the ones that are like mermaids and the ones that are invisible.

Find out about unicorns. And see some wand props.

Gain insights into their origins, habitats, and magical abilities.

Unicorn tusk at Fantastic Beasts Melbourne Museum

Feel the Unicorn Tusk

Vanishing Acts

You can see and learn about similar animals in the real world who do vanishing acts like the Adelie Penguin, Veiled Chameleon, Dead Leaf Butterflies, and Jaguar

Butterflies at Fantastic Beasts The Wonder of Nature Melbourne Museum

Dead Leaf Butterflies

Fantastic Beasts Exhibition Review Pros and Cons

Pros

Immerse yourself in the world of the Fantastic Beasts

Included entry into the museum

Indoor activity

See some film props

Engage with interactive exhibits and activities like the drawers and unicorn tusk.

Showed the correlation of animals in the real world.

Learn about the parallel between saving an endangered species to the natural world

Cons

I thought it wasn't clear about the pictures of cameras with the crosses near some items. I asked one of the attendants for clarification. And, it was those items only that were not to be photographed, and there were about five items. When I came home, I found those items are the book (mentioned below).

I found it warm in the exhibition. So wear layers if it is cold outside.

It is a dark exhibition, therefore check for the social story on the museum website.

Wall of small doors Fantastic Beasts Melbourne Museum

The Exhibition Fantastic Beasts at Melbourne Museum

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of these creatures and uncover the secrets.

Whether you’re a fan of Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts books or films or simply into mythical creatures. This exhibition is a wonder for you to experience.

Experience Fantastic Beasts The Wonder of Nature

Have an immersive experience. Explore the crossover between the fantasy world and the natural world that was curated by the Natural History Museum London for the exhibit.

Save the Natural World

Then I arrived at the last section of the Fantastic Beasts exhibition. And later I read more in the book (details of the book that accompanies the exhibition are in the shop below).

I realize the overarching theme of the main character in Fantastic Beasts is for Wizards and Muggles to save and protect the creatures. At the exhibition, you can find out which creature he helped rescue.

Together with the Natural History Museum in London, they are doing the same in highlighting endangered species and saving the Natural World.

They are making you aware of the natural world through the correlation of the Wizarding World and Fantastic Beasts to the natural world. And for you, us to experience its wonders and make it sustainable for the future.

Fantastic Beasts™​ Exhibition Details at Melbourne Museum

  • Includes entry into the museum
  • From 19 May 2023 to 8 October 2023, and is now closed
  • About 5 items with a camera image with a cross through it, you are not allowed to take photos of those items.
  • I paid for car parking underneath the museum. And, you can catch a lift or the stairs up to the museum.
  • Book online or buy tickets at the Melbourne Museum. I paid for tickets at the museum.

Natural History Museum in London

If you are looking for more or missed the exhibition in Melbourne, then

  • Go to the Natural History Museum website and find the link for the virtual stroll through the exhibition and a games section to learn more about the creatures.
  • Check the Natural History Museum website for exhibition tour dates.

The Shop

You can buy the book, Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature Exhibition Book, to learn more. I had already bought the book because I had bought tickets with my daughter to see the exhibition in 2020 at the National History Museum in London. You'll find chapters including Hidden Creatures, Misunderstood Animals, Endangered Species, and Saving our Natural World.

Other items at the shop are Fantastic Beasts heat-changing mug, pens, replicas, recycled tote bags, and Harry Potter Trinket Pouch Winged Key.

Film Book

My daughter had also bought another book which is about the first movie, that is not available at the shop. The book, The Archive of Magic The Film Wizardry of The Crimes of Grindelwald. It was written by Signe Bergstrom and designed by MinaLima. The book has sections on the different Fantastic Beasts and includes ones in the circus.

Where Is the Melbourne Museum Located?

Melbourne Museum's address is 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton.

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Are you looking for an indoor activity on a cold day during winter in Melbourne? The Fantastic Beast exhibition with included entry into the Melbourne Museum is an indoor activity.

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