Gallery Trail: Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature

A pocketwatch containing the words Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature, surrounded by many real and imaginary animals.
  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+

Are you ready for an inspiring journey where nothing is as it seems? Welcome to Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature!

Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature explores the links between the magical creatures of the wizarding world and the remarkable animals in our natural world, encouraging a greater connection to our planet and empowering us all to be its caretakers. Be awed by the powerful combination of science, nature, and imagination as you explore fantastic beasts in all their forms and learn how these animals inspired some of the world's most incredible stories and folklore.

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Museum Guidelines

  • Walk. Do not run.
  • Use indoor voices.
  • Stay with your adult.
  • Make way for ROM educators if they need a space for a lesson.
  • Don't touch objects. Only touch objects that are clearly marked as safe to touch.
  • Don’t rush. Focus your time on the objects that capture your interest and complete what you can within the time you have.
  • Ask questions and have fun!

Fast Facts

A cuttlefish mimics its surroundings when it feels threatened. So does the fictional Demiguise!

Please Note

Remember, you’re sharing the space with other visitors. Make sure that other visitors can move around you and look at the objects.

You can also view and download this activity on Google Drive.