Royal Ontario Museum
Known for its dinosaurs, this Toronto, Ontario, institution features more than 40 galleries and exhibition spaces and houses more than 13 million pieces.
The towering skeleton known as Gordo stands 27.5 meters (90 feet) long in the heart of the Royal Ontario Museum’s Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, an imagination-grabbing space where visitors can envision the era in which dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Gordo, a barosaurus, is joined by a Tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops, stegosaurus and other incredible creatures that lived millions of years ago. Yet the dinosaurs are just the start of what makes Canada’s largest and widest-reaching museum such an interesting spot to spend an afternoon. The museum, which opened in 1914, features more than 40 galleries and exhibition spaces and houses more than 13 million pieces that showcase art, culture and nature from around the world. 100 Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, 416/586-8000, rom.on.ca