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Royal Ontario Museum

Museum, History Museum, and Art Museum
University, Toronto
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  • Tobias N.
    "Especially loved the exhibitions about Canada and the dinos."(8 Tips)
    Jacquie A.
    "Check out the Asian and Egyptian exhibits as well as the dinosaurs."(20 Tips)
    Saku T.
    "free admission to the Museum on Tuesdays."(6 Tips)
    Kevin L.
    "Terracotta Warrior exhibit, was amazing."(4 Tips)
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  • Carlota F.
    Carlota FernandezJuly 13, 2016
    For me the best thing you can see in this museum was the dinosaurs and the entire collection of Canadian art , to engage in the predecessor cultures : Aborigines and European who formed the country.
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • Malik C.
    Malik ChabouOctober 23, 2013
    If you're ever in Toronto, even for a short while, you should bother to visit the ROM. Not only are the exhibits great and diverse too, the architecture alone is an attraction.
    Upvoted Aug 26
  • Tobias N.
    Tobias NegeleMay 21, 2016
    Great museum. Especially loved the exhibitions about Canada and the dinos. Come early in the morning to avoid huge crowds.
    Upvoted Aug 9
  • Bill K.
    Bill KowalchykDecember 31, 2016
    Very family friendly with lots of special added hands on fun over the holidays. I've been there many times over the past few years and find something new each time!
  • The Wall Street Journal
    They've got dinosaurs and a bat cave and a touch-and-feel area. Not many museums are as kid-friendly as this. It's not too big and it's right in the heart of the city. Read more
  • ❀✿ YIᑎG ✿❀
    ❀✿ YIᑎG ✿❀August 11, 2014
    Fun place to check out especially if you have kids. There's different exhibitions going on every few months as well. Cheaper tickets are available Fridays after 4:30 PM
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 20, 2012
    c5 Restaurant Lounge, located at the top of the Crystal, offers views of Liza's Garden, a sustainable garden installed on the museum rooftop, as well as the Toronto skyline.
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYAugust 12, 2013
    Canada's fifth largest museum houses some six million objects, including an extensive collection of fossils and the largest mounted dinosaur in Canada. Plan to spend a full day. Read more
  • Tania M P.
    Tania M PollokJanuary 15, 2017
    Didn't love the 2.50$ per item to check at wardrobe and the place was not very warm (on a very cold day) but you can really spend several rainy days here! So much to see and very well curated imho.
  • Zealous P.
    Zealous ProOctober 3, 2017
    Great place to wander for the afternoon. Wonderful exhibits. Building is a little confusing trying to figure out where all the exhibits are. Signage isn't great but the Staff were quick to help.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LumbergJune 18, 2015
    Book Review: The Power of Books -- Education and literacy are important factors in our society nowadays. With thousands of babies born every minute all over the world, parents are more concerned... Read more
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comNovember 15, 2011
    This is one of Canada's best museums concentrating on world culture and natural history. Enter through the amazing Crystal houses, and go around the museum's five major galleries.
  • Alina D.
    Alina DMarch 20, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the hands on area and the bat cave - this is a museum for adults and kids! Definitely, good value if you take family membership!
  • H K.
    H KMay 30, 2017
    Whale exhibit was very cool and informative. Blue whale was beached and a few years later it is at ROM now.
  • Siddharth S.
    Siddharth SadanandOctober 27, 2014
    Can't recommend the Friday Night Socials enough to students of all varieties, from social to nerdy and everything in between. An unprecedented crossover worth more than one night's visit.
  • Karina of knittingandpurling.com
    Ask any kid who has visited the ROM: the CIBC Discovery Gallery's dino dig is a must-see (or rather, must-DO)! Be sure to allow extra time (there might be a line) & park your stroller at the entrance.
  • Nadia J.
    Nadia JuJuly 21, 2017
    Very good for everyone! Generous and stunning! Big and fun enough for a whole day visit.
  • Dale J.
    Dale JeffriesJanuary 20, 2016
    We went for the photo exhibition and then enjoyed a quick walk through. I am disappointed in the disfigurement of the Chrystal add-on. But the old museum still shines through.
  • Michaela T.
    Michaela TaylorOctober 24, 2016
    The museum itself has many different exhibits which is good if you like a lot of variety. The staff member we encountered was rude though. They give you a free map too!
  • Meagan L.
    Meagan LooJune 5, 2015
    I've been to all the "big" museums, and this is a MUST SEE. great location in the city and overall great museum.
  • Henry's
    Henry'sDecember 13, 2012
    You probably saw the awesome architecture already (unless you entered blindfolded), so we'll save you that one. Hope you brought your camera... pictures with the family at the museum are awesome!
  • James
    JamesFebruary 29, 2016
    This place is a must. It's an architectural marvel from the outside, and the exhibits are varied and magnificent.
  • Kathryn S.
    Kathryn SegalMay 26, 2010
    When your there don't forget to check out the new bat cave and dino exhibits, they are a lot of fun. Also, if you're feeling adventureous (and feel like spending a little bit of money) go to the rest
  • Jacquie A.
    Jacquie AJuly 10, 2013
    A must see in Toronto! Check out the Asian and Egyptian exhibits as well as the dinosaurs. Free wifi throughout :)
  • HI-Toronto Hostel
    HI-Toronto HostelAugust 17, 2011
    Wednesday afternoons the ROM is free for just a few hours. If you need more time, take advantage of half-price evening admission from 4:30 – 9:30pm on Fridays.
  • Jaime B.
    Jaime BabiloniaAugust 13, 2015
    Great museum, big and rich with history. There was a Pompeii exhibition also when i went. It was great.
  • Nancy B.
    Nancy BryansJanuary 4, 2012
    Great museum. Choose a weekday, rather than a weekend, less crowds. Great exhibits on all the time. Plan to spend almsot a full day.
  • Dale Vander W.
    Dale Vander WoudeOctober 15, 2014
    As per my point of view, this is the best museum among all that I have seen. You will enjoy there. Thanks Dale Vander Woude
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchMay 3, 2012
    The largest museum in Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum specializes in natural history and world culture, from dinosaur bones to recreated Mayan ruins.
  • Ashley G.
    Ashley Gianni-BradfordDecember 13, 2017
    Really great exhibits but cafeteria is expensive. You're able to leave and re-enter as long as you show your ticket.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarshallJune 5, 2015
    Budget at least 3-4 hours to see the whole thing. If you come on a weekday, there will be school trips here
  • Sergiy G.
    Sergiy GusovskyJune 11, 2017
    Go there for immence collection of dinosaurs. Fine display and easy to use info on the displays.
  • Toronto D.
    Toronto DotComNovember 23, 2011
    Visitors will be able to learn about their Mesoamerican culture, which includes their complex calender, end of the world predictions and mysterious demise. Read more
  • Alexander K.
    Alexander KostSeptember 29, 2017
    I would advise to pay special attention to the dinosaur section as many of the exhibits are real bones!
  • Tomina G.
    Tomina GlassmannApril 21, 2017
    Staff working the exhibits where you could touch snake skin, beaver pelt, whale vertebrae were very knowledgeable
  • Mona A.
    Mona AKSeptember 14, 2016
    It is an international intresting museum with variety of things to watch and i liked the attached screen videos for description.
  • @xsabaa
    @xsabaaNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    ROM's Institute for Contemporary Culture is presenting Ghanaian artist El Anatsui on the 4th floor, Roloff Beny. Once again a fabulous choice brought in by the ICC's curatorial team.
  • Emilie W.
    Emilie WongJuly 4, 2015
    go during Friday Night Live! good vibes, music, DJs, food vendors, and people!!
  • Dmytro S.
    Dmytro SeredenkoOctober 23, 2014
    If you parked across the street at municipal parking, ask for parking validation at the museum counter.
  • Pavlos V.
    Pavlos VrionidesMay 24, 2014
    The forbidden city exhibition was well worth the extra fee. Do visit that also
  • Earth Day Canada
    Earth Day CanadaMay 30, 2012
    Like art? How about the environment? @EarthDayCanada is bridging the two at our annual gala @ The Drake on June 6, feat. the work of Gordie Wornoff, Sean Martindale & Bruno Billio http://bit.ly/KSVhVK
  • Jeanine P.
    Jeanine PerezSeptember 18, 2016
    Amazing Chihuly Exhibit for a limited time only.
  • Taus
    TausMay 1, 2015
    So much to do and see! Plan to spend at least a solid 4 hours to get through everything.
  • Marvin V.
    Marvin VinzonMarch 9, 2013
    2nd floor is the go to area. If you like animals, head down there
  • Anita W.
    Anita WrigglesworthFebruary 10, 2014
    It's big with lots to see! If you want to see it all I would take at least 2 days.
  • Vijay B.
    Vijay BangaApril 20, 2015
    Awesome gems! Great stuff at the shop, even great prices. Special on salt lamps!
  • Christine K.
    Christine KordaJanuary 8, 2016
    The absolute best way to spend a rainy weekday afternoon. Great spot to get lost in thought.
  • Ipek A.
    Ipek A.November 4, 2017
    A modern museum with canadian history as well
  • Bana
    BanaJuly 5, 2017
    Highly recommend visiting the blue whale exhibition, the tragic story will both touch your heart and inspire change.
  • Francesco d.
    Francesco de VirgilioSeptember 30, 2017
    Big and Interesting, missing wifi coverage in many rooms, dropping if too many devices are connected.
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