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#MuseumWeek: Come join the historical fun

It's #MuseumWeek! Come celebrate our amazing Canadian museums and learn some fun facts along the way.

By Alyssa Ashton

museum-week-scotty Photo: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (@royalsaskmuseum via Twitter)

Meet Scotty. He's the world's most massive T-rex and he lives at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Cool, right?

This is just one of the fun facts you can discover thanks to #MuseumWeek. Museum week is a 7-day celebration of the amazing cultural moments preserved in museums. And you can follow along using #MuseumWeek. Each day museums will highlight a different cool fact. Here's the schedule:

Monday: #secretsMW Tuesday: souvenirsMW Wednesday: architectureMW Thursday: inspirationMW Friday: familyMW Saturday: favMW Sunday: poseMW

Here are some awesome facts that Canadian museums have shared.

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The Royal Ontario Museum not only has a horn room, but it also has a skin freezer. That's both cool and kind of gross.

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Nova Scotia Museum is home to some rather cute taxidermy animals. And a stuffed bunny that someone forgot at the museum. Now #foundbunny is hanging out with his other animal friends until his family claims him.

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Gibson House Museum gave #MuseumWeek followers a sneak peek of how they create exhibits. Isn't this corset amazing?

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Ever wonder how museums keep paintings in such pristine condition? The National Gallery of Canada shared a picture of their conservation lab, which includes a pigment room. Conservators use these colours to give paintings touch-ups. Who knew?

There are so many more cool facts to discover so make sure to follow #Museumweek. And go see Scotty in person! We've rounded up the best Canadian museums you need to visit.

This article was originally published on Mar 24, 2015

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