$12 to see 4 floors of museum exhibits PLUS listen to live music while walking around with a glass of wine and enjoying various treats?!? Now that is a good deal!
Every Friday night until November 28 from 7:00 to 11:30 PM, the Royal Ontario Museum opens its doors to throngs of (mostly) young people, with each night featuring a different theme. I visited on “Africa Alive” night and found a variety of live and dj’ed music that really got the crowd moving.
Various levels and rooms featured many different food vendors and there were plenty of bars scattered so you never had to wait long for a drink. We each purchased $30 worth of ROM Bucks upon entry, which entitled us to 5 drinks or food items at $6 a piece. We tried Gushi Foods, Liko’s Hawaiian Barbecue, and The Saucy Pierogi, but our favourite was Mnandy’s Zimbabwean Chicken and Mushroom Pie with a pomegranate salad – yummy and good portion size!
One key piece of advice is buy your tickets in advance online. While the ticket holders lineup is longer than the purchasing lineup, it moves much much faster. This is one event where you really should get your tickets in advance.
FNLROM is really unique and feels almost magical in its “Night at the Museum” ambiance. It’s fantastic to bring friends or family from out of town because its cheaper than seeing the ROM on a regular day, and so much more fun to do it with a glass of wine in your hand. Next Friday features Global Fashion, while the following is Halloween (advance tickets already sold out).
Get your culture fix on in a very cool way this fall!