Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder Of Nature, the highly-anticipated Natural History Museum exhibition, will finally open in London this December!
Get you wands ready and robes washed fellow Potterheads, because the Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder Of Nature exhibition, which will outline the links between real-life animals, fictional creatures and many of the magical creatures that appear in the Wizarding World, is finally opening its doors on December 9, 2020! The exhibition was originally scheduled to open in Spring, but was understandably delayed because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
With a whopping 120 exhibits on display, including some of the Wizarding World‘s most beloved creatures, the Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder Of Nature exhibit is certainly an event for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans to get excited about! In accordance with government safety measures, the exhibition will include mandatory face coverings, social distancing, hand sanitizer stations, and frequent cleaning.
Check out a video below for a quick look at what awaits:
See what the Natural History Museum had to say about the event below:
“This winter, the Natural History Museum will, for the first time ever, display the natural world wonders that have long fascinated human kind, next to the fictional creatures of the Wizarding World that have captured the imaginations of millions. Be bewitched by the powerful combination of science, nature and imagination as you explore fantastic beasts in all their forms and learn how the natural world has inspired some of the most incredible stories and folklore ever told. Get lost in our enchanted galleries where objects aren’t always as they seem, and the creatures on display are endlessly surprising.”
In the official press release from the Natural History Museum, Clare Matterson CBE, Executive Director of Engagement at the Natural History Museum said this:
“We cannot wait to share this thrilling experience with our visitors. No sooner will they set foot inside that they will journey through magical realms and walk alongside some of the most fascinating creatures in the world. At the heart of this exhibition is a celebration of all the fantastic beasts we have the privilege of sharing our planet with, and the very real threats they face. Visitors will leave with a renewed love of the wonders of nature, and a revived urgency to help protect it.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public on November 12 at 9:00 a.m., with prices of £22 for adults and £13.25 for children. See additional ticket prices here. Wizarding World Gold members, as well as museum members, get early access to tickets on November 9, and Wizarding World Gold members get a 10% discount. Harry Potter Fan Club members get early access on November 11.
The official companion book, titled Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature: Amazing Animals and the Magical Creatures of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, which was previously scheduled to be released in June, now has a November 26 release date. Amazon.co.uk has the hardback edition available for preorder for £25 and the Kindle edition for £6.99.
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