Exploring the Royal Ontario Museum

A Night at the (Royal Ontario) Museum: Sleepovers!

Sleepovers always hold a certain fascination for kids. When I was younger, I always thought it would be pretty darn cool to get locked in a shopping mall and get access to all the toy stores and ice cream shops after hours. After watching the Ben Stiller flick, a museum would be equally amazing - but hopefully without the dinosaurs and miniatures coming to life.

On Nov. 7 to 8 and Dec. 5 to 6, the Royal Ontario Museum will be holding the ROM Sleepovers, two giant slumber parties that promise to live out fantasies of sleeping under gargantuan fossils for children and adults alike.

Geared towards children 5 years old and above, the ROM Sleepovers cost $75 for each person (children and adults) and $67.50 for ROM members. The price will include admission to the museum for the evening and the following day, access to exclusive exhibits, a midnight snack and breakfast and stories about an experience as surreal as this, of course. I personally think this is an ingenious way to spend a Friday night with family or friends, and just as cool as getting locked inside the mall overnight... and maybe even Ikea.

ROM Sleepovers
Nov. 7-8 and Dec. 5-6, 2008
Photo: "Exploring the Crystal" by bigdaddyhame as seen in the blogTO Flickr pool


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