“Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature” Is Coming to Melbourne, Australia

Arguably, part of the magic of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts is how believably, if secretly, their stories play out within the Muggle world. It’s in this spirit that Melbourne Museum in Australia embraces its latest exhibition, which is opening to the public next month. Given the magical museum days that Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature has already brought to London, not to mention Toronto, we’d say Melbourne is in for a fantastic time.

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature allows guests to explore the link between our natural world and the myths and legends that inspired the magical creatures we’ve come to love. The unique exhibition is a collaboration between Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and the Natural History Museum in London and will display diverse specimens and artifacts alongside props from both film series, Wizarding World models, and original artwork from Bloomsbury Publishing.



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The exhibition will emphasize the importance of protecting our natural world, as well as highlight the real-world scientists who, like Newt Scamander, have worked to both further our understanding of Earth’s living creatures and promote their preservation.

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature opens Friday, May 19, and will run through Sunday, October 8. Tickets are for sale now with both timed and flexible entry options.

Press Release


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ATLANTA: September 1, 2022 – Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, in partnership
with Imagine Exhibitions and EMC Presents, announce that Harry Potter: The
Exhibition, the most comprehensive touring exhibition ever presented about the
Wizarding World, will make its second stop on its North American tour in Atlanta,
Georgia, Friday, October 21 at 200 Peachtree Street and will make its European
premiere in Vienna, Austria at the METAStadt on Friday, December 16.

Tickets for Atlanta and Vienna will go on sale on Wednesday, September 28, but fans
who are a part of the Harry Potter Fan Club will receive exclusive access to presale
tickets on September 25.

The world premiere of Harry Potter: The Exhibition opened this past February at The
Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA, where it was seen by more hundreds of thousands
of fans – ranking as one of the most visited exhibitions in the history of the museum.
The exhibition will continue to tour globally, extending into more cities in Latin America,
Asia, and Europe.

“Following the tremendous success of the world premiere in Philadelphia, we’re excited
to announce the next two markets on our global tour; Atlanta, my hometown, and the
headquarters of Imagine Exhibitions, and Vienna, Austria, the cultural gateway to
Europe. It thrills me that we’re able to bring the exhibition to more audiences, making it
an experience that connects fans all over the world.” said Tom Zaller, President and
CEO of Imagine Exhibitions.

Michael Cohl, the Chairman of EMC Presents, said: “We at EMC are thrilled to be a
part of this incredible immersive exhibition and we’re excited that we can bring the show
to more visitors in more locations around the world. I personally can’t wait to bring my
kids and grandkids to see all the original props and costumes and experience the
interactive features in the exhibition.”

The behind-the-scenes exhibition uses the latest innovations in immersive design and
technology. It celebrates the films and stories of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, and the
expanding Wizarding World, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, through
beautifully crafted environments that honor the iconic moments, characters, settings,
and beasts, created by J.K. Rowling as seen in the films and stories. Visitors will get an
up-close look at authentic props and original costumes from Harry Potter and Fantastic
Beasts films and have the opportunity to engage with innovative, awe-inspiring, and
magical environments and installations in ways never before experienced in a touring
exhibition. Harry Potter: The Exhibition introduces a unique comprehensive touring
experience that will enchant both new and devoted Wizarding World fans.

Visit www.HarryPotterExhibition.com to register to be the first to know all news related
to this immersive experience. To become a member of the Harry Potter Fan Club you
can sign up for free at www.wizardingworld.com/harry-potter-fan-club


About Wizarding World
In the years since Harry Potter was whisked from King’s Cross Station onto Platform
nine and three quarters, his incredible adventures have left a unique and lasting mark
on popular culture. Eight blockbuster films based on the original stories by J.K. Rowling
have brought the magical stories to life and today, the Wizarding World is recognized as
one of the world’s best-loved brands.

Representing a vast interconnected universe, it also includes three epic Fantastic
Beasts films, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – the multi-award-winning stage-play,
state-of-the-art video and mobile games from Portkey Games, innovative consumer
products, thrilling live entertainment (including four theme park lands) and insightful

This expanding portfolio of Warner Bros. owned Wizarding World tours and retail also
includes the flagship Harry Potter New York, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – the
Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo, and the Platform 9 ¾ retail

The Wizarding World continues to evolve to provide Harry Potter fans with fresh and
exciting ways to engage. For the worldwide fan community, and for generations to
come, it welcomes everyone in to explore and discover the magic for themselves.

About Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment
Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment (WBTE), part of Warner Bros. Discover Global
Brands and Experiences, is a worldwide leader in the creation, development and
licensing of location-based entertainment, live events, exhibits, and theme park
experiences based on Warner Bros.’ iconic characters, stories, and brands. WBTE is
home to the groundbreaking global locations of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, WB Movie World Australia, and countless other
experiences inspired by DC, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Game of Thrones, Friends
and more. With best-in-class partners, WBTE allows fans around the world to physically
immerse themselves inside their favorite brands and franchises.

WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros.
Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s22)

About Imagine Exhibitions
Atlanta-based world leader in narrative-driven, immersive theatrical design, story-telling,
and immersive experiences, Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., creates sophisticated, highquality experiences for museums, brands, venues, and integrated resorts across the
globe. From ideation to operation, Imagine’s team of industry pioneers draws upon
decades of success in the fields of immersive design experiences and entertainment to
consistently create and implement memorable and thought-provoking environments.
The company’s custom experiences deliver focused messaging and serve to increase
attendance wherever they are presented. Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., is a global pioneer
in traveling entertainment responsible for many internationally recognized exhibitions
such as Harry Potter: The Exhibition, Titanic: The Exhibition, The Hunger Games: The
Exhibition, Angry Birds: The Art & Science Behind a Global Phenomenon, Jurassic
World: The Exhibition
, and Downton Abbey: The Exhibition.

Imagine Exhibitions is currently presenting more than 40 unique exhibitions in
museums, science centers, aquariums, integrated resorts, and non-traditional venues
worldwide. The Company also continues to design, open, and operate its own venues,
along with creating and implementing permanent and semi-permanent museum, brand,
entertainment properties, and food and beverage experiences.

For more information, visit ImagineExhibitions.com or find us on Facebook.

About EMC Presents
EMC Presents is a partnership between CTS Eventim, one of the leading international
providers of ticketing services and live entertainment, and award-winning tour promotor
and producer Michael Cohl, creating one of the strongest global networks of promoters
and venues. The partnership provides a comprehensive worldwide live entertainment
platform, creating extraordinary shows and experiences, from concept creation to
production and promotion. Michael Cohl’s career spans over 45 years as a Producer
and Promoter for iconic entertainers, having worked with the world’s most recognized
artists including Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, U2,
Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and many more. Michael’s strategies are credited with
revolutionizing the touring industry worldwide. Besides his storied history in the music
industry, Cohl has promoted multiple successful exhibitions including the original King
Tut exhibit, “John Lennon: The New York City Years”, Bodies: The Exhibition, Jurassic
World: The Exhibition
, and Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains. Cohl, previously the
chairman of Live Nation, was inducted into the Canadian Rock n Roll/ Music Hall of
Fame and has received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Among his many other
awards, Cohl has also been honored with an Emmy, the Billboard Legend of Live
Award, the TJ Martell Foundation Man of the Year Award, a Peabody Award, and a
JUNO Award for Special Achievement.

About the METAStadt
The METAStadt is one of the most attractive locations for large events in Vienna. The
area offers extensive space and is optimally reachable. The city center can be reached
by public transport (bus, streetcar, S-Bahn & regional trains) in only 30 minutes. The
METAStadt consists of 6 halls, which have been recently modernized and equipped
with state-of-the-art equipment.

In the METAStadt complex, Harry Potter: The Exhibition is located in the block that
connects the old WAGENWerk with the METACube. With over 3,000 m2, this location
offers visitors generous space to enter the magic of the Wizarding World.

For more information, please visit METAStadt.at.

About 200 Peachtree
Located on Peachtree Street in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, the former historic
Macy’s Department Store is now the home to Southern Exchange Ballrooms and
corporate event space. Within Southern Exchange is a full service catering company led
by famed Certified Master Chef Rich Rosendale, Rosendale Events as well as worldrenowned Event Designer Brian Worley’s, B. Worley Productions and with industry
leading Audio Visual Production company, SEAV Event Technology. 200 Peachtree is
walkable proximity to hotels and restaurants, exciting street life, and easy access by car
or public transit. 200 Peachtree adjoins the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, and lies
within steps of The Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, The Ellis Hotel, Atlanta Marriott
Marquis, and Hotel Indigo. 200 Peachtree is a part of the revitalization of downtown and
the Peachtree Corridor with four restaurants, retail, office, and special event space. For
more information, please visit www.southernexchange.com