<p>Part of the charm of Toronto’s <a href="http://www.rom.on.ca/en" target="_blank">largest museum</a> (six million artifacts and counting) is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Kids are a major focus with a bat cave, costume dress-up areas, and plenty of hands-on areas to keep the learning going. Most recently they released a selfie guide complete with instructions on making sure you get it right: “When attempting to take a selfie with a dinosaur please ensure the dinosaur is actually in the shot.” You won’t be able to miss the building from the street: It’s the one with the gigantic glass crystal that juts out over Bloor Street and the sky-high dinosaur skeleton in the window.</p> <p><i>—Heather Greenwood Davis</i></p> <p><i>Follow Heather on Instagram at <a href="https://instagram.com/heathergd/" target="_blank">@heathergd</a>.</i></p>

Royal Ontario Museum

Part of the charm of Toronto’s largest museum (six million artifacts and counting) is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Kids are a major focus with a bat cave, costume dress-up areas, and plenty of hands-on areas to keep the learning going. Most recently they released a selfie guide complete with instructions on making sure you get it right: “When attempting to take a selfie with a dinosaur please ensure the dinosaur is actually in the shot.” You won’t be able to miss the building from the street: It’s the one with the gigantic glass crystal that juts out over Bloor Street and the sky-high dinosaur skeleton in the window.

—Heather Greenwood Davis

Follow Heather on Instagram at @heathergd.

Photograph by David Bishop, TandemStock

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