If you’re on holidy, then it’s pretty much obligatory to go to a museum, in my experience. Today I went with my sister Lucy and her toddler Chloe to the Royal Ontario Museum in downtown Toronto.
It’s an impressve-looking place, as you can see from the pic on the right. However, it does cost a bloody fortune to get in (22 dollars, and that was the special rate!), probably because they’re still paying for all the glass.
Keeping with the crystal theme, we headed to the minerals and gemstones gallery, figuring that it was full of shiny things that might divert the baby’s attention. I’ve never been round a museum with a small child before, and it’s a wonderful experience, as they see if in a completely different way – i.e. with a microscopically short attention span.
There were some pretty cool rocks in there – here are a few:
We also went to the biodiversity gallery – best not to question the wisdom of hving an exhibition discussing how terrible it is that loads of species are going extinct, illustrated with stuffed examples of said endangered species.
Chloe wasn’t so into biodiversity (perhaps she will be a geologist rather than a biologist?), and was more interested in running up and down the place. I liked the Bat Cave, filled with freakishly realistic bats, strobe lighting and spooky noises.
They also had a punk fish. Ain’t nature wonderful 🙂