first_imgAdvertisement Halloween is only one day a year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find something scary within the confines of three of Toronto’s best known museums all year round.Among the more popular stops at the Royal Ontario Museum is the bat cave, a wonderfully spooky exhibit based on the St. Clair Cave in Jamaica. (ROM staff have captured the essence of the cave, located 30 meters underground, in meticulous detail thanks to numerous fieldwork site visits over the years.) The cave features more than 20 actual bat specimens and more than 800 models.The study of bats — known as chiropterology — is among the museum’s research specialties, led by assistant curator of mammalogy Burton Lim, who was once bitten by a vampire bat. (He now prefers working nights. Just kidding.) Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement With a collection of more than 80,000 objets d’art, you can be sure there’s a few works at the Art Gallery of Ontario designed to unnerve as well as enlighten.Among the more hair-raising: an original lithograph print of Vampire, a.k.a. Love and Pain, one of six versions by The Scream artist Edvard Munch between 1893 and 1895, as well as… Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img

City museums offer Halloween scares yearround

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