Explore stories from behind the Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature exhibition

There are countless tales of fantastical creatures in legends and folklore, but many are rooted in reality.

Discover where science and fiction overlap.

The Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature exhibition closed on 3 January 2022.

Where myth, magic and nature meet

Snakes turned to stone and unicorns may sound as though they come straight from a work of fiction, but our natural world has been inspiring stories like these for millennia. 

Surprising survival strategies and incredible abilities

Some animals have fantastic abilities that can seem almost unbelievable. Discover some of the most extraordinary talents found in nature.

Take a virtual tour of the exhibition with Google Arts & Culture

The exhibition may have ended, but you can still step into an online world full of fantastic real-life and magical beasts. There are highlights, stories and games galore.

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