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The Royal Ontario Museum is not to be missed, and you also literally cannot miss it. The main entrance reopened in 2007; a stunning piece of architecture resembling a crystal by David Libeskind. It... Read More
The Royal Ontario Museum is not to be missed, and you also literally cannot miss it. The main entrance reopened in 2007; a stunning piece of architecture resembling a crystal by David Libeskind. It reinvented the previously tired facade of the ROM (as the museum is often abbreviated) and put a fresh face on this house of ancient artifacts. Inside, the spacious grounds include featured exhibitions of world-renouned art, dinosaur bones that will dwarf your tallest friend and even a Ming tomb. Kids are welcomed with open arms with a "Hands-on Gallery of Biodiversity" on Level 2. Parents can finally stop saying "Don't touch that!" and kids will eat through some of their energy by crawling in and out of a fox's den. Do also make sure to take the little ones to the Bat Cave, which has a simulated natural habitat with a dramatization of bats.
- Sat-Thu: 10am-5:30pm
- Fri: 10am-8:30pm
- Adult (18-64) CAD22; Senior (65+) CAD19; Student (15-17) CAD19; Child (4-14) CAD15
- Family-Friendly Museums, Things to Do with Kids: "The Saturday morning club and drop in programs will keep the kids entertained and inspired. Every couple of months, the ROM has a sleepover which has everything from a screening of "Night at the Museum" to PJ Karaoke. It is the ultimate museum experience for kids."
- Best Attractions & Activities, The Annex's Best Attractions & Activities, Museums: "ROM's Friday Night Live is perhaps the trendiest way to get your museum culture fix. Friday nights in May and June from 7-11pm go to try some inventive food, dance to top DJs and, oh right, explore the museum."
- Sightseeing: "If you are in Toronto for the sightseeing, purchase the CityPASS which will allow you to see many of the main attractions for a reduced price."
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums, Things to Do with Kids Because: The ROM will interest even the most tech driven child and will provide a passport to the world in one day.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: From free lectures to art classes, thorough galleries and original Friday nights, the ROM is a must-see attraction in Toronto.
- Best for The Annex's Best Attractions & Activities Because: You don't have to go to the University of Toronto to learn something in the Annex. The ROM is much cheaper than tuition.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: From buff coloured brick to a crystalline entrance, the ROM from the outside is almost as good as the collection on the inside.
- Best for Museums Because: From free lectures to art classes, expansive galleries and original Friday nights, the ROM is a must-see attraction in Toronto.