Happy International Museum Day!

Posted: May 18, 2014 - 09:00 , by Cheryl Fraser
Visitors take a selfie inside the bat cave.

Since 1977, Museums around the world have been celebrating International Museum Day on May 18.  Each year, a new theme is selected and this year we're celebrating "Museum collections make connections".

What better way to connect with our collections than to take a picture in our galleries and share it with the world!  The ROM has over 30 galleries and exhibitions filled with wonderful, unique, surprising and extraordinary objects from our vast natural history and world culture collections.

Share your pictures with @ROMToronto on Twitter or Instagram. Don't forget to include the official hashtag, #IMD2014.

Need some inspiration? Here are a few shots to get the creative juices flowing...

ROM visitors take a picture with the Futalognkosaurus in the background.

The ROM's European Galleries are filled with statues and sculptures like these soft past porcelain figures, 1795 - 1811.

Woman in Hands-On Gallery holding a jaw bone with sharp teeth.

Woman posing with sloth in the Gallery of Mammals on Level 2.

Families and kids can try on costumes in the CIBD Discovery Gallery, like this medieval knight's helmet.

Visitors to the ROM pose beside a lime stone statues stand in the Gallery of China on Level 1