‘Introducing Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature’
Time Out says
Harry Potter magic is being sprinkled over the Natural History Museum this Spring for a very special exhibition. For the first time, creatures from JK Rowling’s wizarding world will be displayed alongside real-world specimens and artefacts from the Museum’s collection - and you might be surprised at how many fantastical connections there are between the natural and mythical worlds.
Learn how the Demiguise from ‘Fantastic Beasts’ is connected to the Jaguar and what links the mating rituals of the Peacock Spider to Rowling’s Erumpent. Get close up to a giant oarfish, the world's longest bony fish, and learn how it inspired stories of mythical sea serpents. Plus, see a tiger and a Galápagos marine iguana alongside an Erumpent horn and the dragon skull from Professor Lupin’s classroom.
There’ll also be displays on the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ character of Magizoologist Newt Scamander and the IRL scientists who are equally as passionate about the fate of the world’s creatures. Hopefully, you’ll come away seeing there’s a bit more magic in the natural world than you may have realised.
Tickets go on general sale on Jan 16. Sign up here for priority booking.
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