Canada’s birthday is coming up, and to celebrate, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is making all of its exhibitions and galleries free for the whole day.

Visitors will get free access to the ROM and its most popular attractions, including Great Whales: Up Close and Personal and the newly-opened Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature, which “explores the links between the magical creatures of the wizarding world and the remarkable animals in our natural world.”

Because of capacity limits, the ROM asks that visitors book their complimentary timed-tickets online ahead of time.

Free access is part of the ROM’s initiatives to give the public “greater access to art and culture.” The museum has also made all of its main floor galleries and exhibits free to visit for the entire summer.

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By allowing the public to visit for free, the museum hopes to inspire “a new generation of museum-goers and help build back culture in the province.”

As part of the offering, visitors can stop by to see Kore 670, “a stunning sculpture from antiquity on loan from Greece.”

Other main-floor exhibits include #MyPandemicStoryGallery of Chinese ArchitectureSigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada, and more.

There are many other exciting cost-free things to do this Canada Day in Toronto, including a fair at Downsview Park, fireworks shows throughout the city, and documentary film screenings at the IMAX Cinesphere.

July 1 is shaping up to be an exciting day here in Toronto!

ROM Free Access

Where: 100 Queen’s Park
When: July 1, 2022, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.