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The Royal Ontario Museum: The ROM is a place where art, history and culture come together. You can learn about everything from dinosaurs, to fashion history and the beginnings of the western civilization. The ROM is currently hosting Friday Night Live, which turns a Friday night of drinking and dancing into a learning experience.
Ontario Science Centre: The Ontario Science Centre is a place where you’ll find yourself constantly ‘oohing and aahing’ at the many cool things you will see and experience. Check out one of the IMAX Dome Flicks or see one of the current or upcoming exhibitions, including Game On 2.0 and the Science Arcade.
Art Gallery of Ontario: Experience art in an architecturally beautiful venue. The exhibitions defy time with an array of pieces from different periods. Current exhibitions include Revealing the Early Renaissance, Stanley Spencer Drawings, and Toronto Now.
I find the best museums are not only those that have extensive rich collections but more importantly these days a cultural institution needs to engage its community.
The Royal Ontario Museum manages to do both effortlessly.
The other night I experienced a Friday Night Live at the ROM. Nearly the entire venue -- dinosaur bones and all --became a backdrop to a fashion party and the whole city was invited.
Lots of bling-attired patrons, some in frilly dresses, while others donned their latest original creations came out. There was a music component too with an intimate jazz performance held in the fabled Glass Room.
Projected twitter hashtags #FNLROM clung to the walls designed by Daniel Libeskind and DJ tunes echoed by the cocktail bars.
This summer’s ROM blockbuster is Mesopotomia: Inventing Our World, a richly sourced exhibition showcasing rare artifacts on loan from the British Museum among others which are all under one roof for the first time.
You’ll see a multimedia show that recreates Babylon in all its glory too, what a vision to behold.