Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature - Behind the Exhibition

  • Originally aired 22 July, 13.00-14.00 BST

Join exhibition creators and scientists to hear how they brought Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature to life. 

The Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature exhibition is a spectacular immersive experience using props, specimens and interactives to bring a touch of magic to the Museum. See how parallels have been made between mythical and magical creatures, and some of the most incredible animals on Earth. We celebrate real-life scientists who, like Magizoologist Newt Scamander™ from the Fantastic Beasts films, help us to understand our planet's extraordinary creatures so we can protect them for the future.  


  • Alastair Hendry, Science Communicator (host)
  • Kate Whittington, Exhibitions and Interpretation Manager
  • Lorraine Cornish, Head of Conservation, and Science Lead on Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature
  • Richard Sabin, Principal Curator, Mammals

About the exhibition

The exhibition was created in collaboration with Warner Bros., The Blair Partnership, BBC Natural History Unit and the special effects specialists at Framestore, drawing upon literature, film and science. 

You can also delve into the exhibition online with Google Arts & Culture, created in partnership with the Museum. Enjoy an immersive digital experience featuring stories and specimens, a 360° stroll through the exhibition and puzzles and games galore. 

What is The Great Exhibition Road Festival?

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free annual celebration of science and the arts in South Kensington with online events throughout the year. The festival is a collaboration between organisations on and around Exhibition Road.

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