Royal Ontario Museum
The pride of this large and varied museum is the golden mosaic ceiling inside the main entrance to the building in Queen's Park, Toronto. The ceiling is adorned with patterns and symbols representing cultures from around the world throughout the ages, and is made from cut squares of imported Venetian glass. The museum consists of three buildings housing 200,000 square feet (18,581 sq m) of galleries and exhibitions. The more than 40 galleries showcase art, archaeology and science exhibits. Among the most popular are dinosaurs, galleries of Chinese Art, a bat cave, a gem and gold room, exhibits about Ancient Egypt and Nubia, and the Samuel European Galleries.
Address: 100 Queen's Park
Telephone: (416) 586 5549
Transport: Museum subway station, or Avenue bus #5 from Eglington station
Opening times: Open daily, from 10am to 5.30pm (until 8.30pm on Friday)
Admission: C$24 (adults), C$16 (children). Other concessions are available. Admission is half-price on Friday afternoons from 4.30pm, and free on Wednesdays after 3.30pm