Friday Night Live at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
This event was meant to liven up an institution that many would consider a relic - figuratively and literally.
I like to call it "drinking with the dinos."
Some of Toronto's popular food trucks and food purveryors come out to feed the masses with some music in the background. Though you can't drink in the exhibition space, there is a bar in the mezzanine level.
Though it's a seasonal event, I love the idea and hope they reintroduce it next year.
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Friday Night Live at the ROM
This weekly party which happens from Spring to Fall is otherwise known as "Drinking with the Dinos." Visitors pay $12 for entrance after regular hours at the museum and get to drink and view the exhibits and collections. Each week for the duration of FNL, there is a different theme so don't be surprised if you see people roaming around in superhero outfits in the museum.
There are also special performances and a DJ for revelry thereafter. All the while, food trucks and catering companies dish out delicious bites for reasonable prices.
My tip: check out the fourth floor if you want a more intimate setting to sit down and listen to some live music (you'll also get less of a lineup at the bar).
It's great fun and something I recommend if you're looking for a unique viewpoint on the museum.
The Royal Ontario Museum is one of Canada's best-appointed centers for culture, arts, artifacts, things that go bump in the night, creepy crawlers (alive and more...er, permanent), and makes a great escape for young and old alike.
One of the largest museums in North America, the world history and natural history exhibits are numerous and inspiring.