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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)
    Shane R.
    "Get free admission for a family of 4 from the Toronto Public Library"(6 Tips)
    Jacquie A.
    "Check out the Asian and Egyptian exhibits as well as the dinosaurs."(16 Tips)
    Kevin L.
    "Terracotta Warrior exhibit, was amazing."(3 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • ❀✿ 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
  • 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.
  • Tania M P.
    Tania M PollokJanuary 15
    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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • H K.
    H K3 weeks ago
    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.
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  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lucie K.
    Lucie KleckovaJanuary 21, 2015
    This museum is huge even it doesn't seem so! Nice exposition, cool building. It takes +3hrs to make it all.
  • 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
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • #the6ixAppGuide
    Investigate the Royal Ontario Museum's collection in ways never possible before! Use 13 different scopes to 'open the case' and examine museum objects right in front of you. Download the app. Read more
  • James
    JamesFebruary 29, 2016
    This place is a must. It's an architectural marvel from the outside, and the exhibits are varied and magnificent.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Sergiy G.
    Sergiy Gusovsky1 week ago
    Go there for immence collection of dinosaurs. Fine display and easy to use info on the displays.
  • Tomina G.
    Staff working the exhibits where you could touch snake skin, beaver pelt, whale vertebrae were very knowledgeable
  • Dmytro S.
    Dmytro SeredenkoOctober 23, 2014
    If you parked across the street at municipal parking, ask for parking validation at the museum counter.
  • Emilie W.
    Emilie WongJuly 4, 2015
    go during Friday Night Live! good vibes, music, DJs, food vendors, and people!!
  • Pavlos V.
    Pavlos VrionidesMay 24, 2014
    The forbidden city exhibition was well worth the extra fee. Do visit that also
  • 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.
  • @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.
  • Jeanine P.
    Jeanine PerezSeptember 18, 2016
    Amazing Chihuly Exhibit for a limited time only.
  • Vijay B.
    Vijay BangaApril 20, 2015
    Awesome gems! Great stuff at the shop, even great prices. Special on salt lamps!
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TacayMarch 13, 2012
    Full-Time Post Secondary students get in free after 4:30pm on Tuesdays and the Maya exhibit is only $5 when you show your student ID.
  • Peter B.
    Peter BroadleyFebruary 19, 2013
    You can buy your tickets on your phone and skip the whole line. Just show confirmation # and they'll print your tickets.
  • Stacy S.
    Stacy SavarySeptember 14, 2013
    This is a great place for everyone very child-friendly, one of my fave attractions in TO
  • Christine K.
    Christine KordaJanuary 8, 2016
    The absolute best way to spend a rainy weekday afternoon. Great spot to get lost in thought.
  • Jackie L.
    Jackie LopezAugust 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    LOVE!!!!! this place... just across the street from where I work. Always features something! check out the Dinosaur exhibit area fun place for kids and adults:P
  • Ian E.
    Ian EverhartApril 23, 2012
    If you're wondering how they got the big totem poles through the small doors... They built the building around them.
  • Greg S.
    Greg SweattJuly 20, 2016
    Very enjoyable museum and well organized to make the most with your time.
  • Taus
    TausMay 1, 2015
    So much to do and see! Plan to spend at least a solid 4 hours to get through everything.
  • Dasha U.
    Dasha UNovember 6, 2016
    Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada: First Peoples and Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada are the best.
  • Anna B.
    Anna BananaAugust 15, 2014
    Friday night between 4:30 & 8:30 pm it's half price admission. Friday night lights once a month!
  • Amanda
    AmandaAugust 22, 2015
    Great anciwnt collection about the civilisation and animals
  • Ricardo M.
    An eclectic museum and no-frills. You can take pictures inside.
  • nazanin m.
    nazanin mirsharifiOctober 20, 2015
    Dont miss different exhibitions in forth floor!
  • K M.
    K MJune 14, 2015
    Make sure you give yourself at least three hours to properly see all the exhibits.
  • ALT Hotels
    ALT HotelsJuly 10, 2012
    The outside structure is an exhibit of it's own! // L'extérieur de l'édifice est une exposition en soi!
  • Adriana W.
    Adriana WildnerSeptember 30, 2016
    A very complete collection. Worth a visit.
  • Annie S.
    Annie SMarch 18, 2016
    It's nice place. Very easy to maneuver.
  • Javier V.
    Didnt have enough time to see it all, they close beforei could finish it
  • Saku T.
    Saku T.April 14, 2011
    All full-time students attending a post-secondary institution in Canada receive free admission to the Museum on Tuesdays.
  • Alina D.
    Alina DNovember 13, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Visit the bat cave, the Schad Gallery and the interactive Children's area where you can "dig" for dinosaur remains.
  • Olivia M.
    Olivia MeyerDecember 17, 2013
    Too pricy but an amazing experience! Post secondary students get in free on Tuesdays!
  • Mark C.
    Mark CaskenetteJanuary 5, 2014
    Sorry to just learn C5, the rooftop restaurant is closed, except for special events.
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa W.August 13, 2011
    Check out the Minerals & the Gems and Gold room. . . They have the most beautiful selection there.
  • Richard W.
    Richard WeiserDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the Cafeteria in the basement. Good food! Reasonable price
  • Jenna T.
    Jenna TremblayJune 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    go to the discovery gallery, the volunteers are super awesome ;)
  • Ramin H.
    Ramin HossainiMay 24, 2015
    Check out the massive 800 ct gem from Namibia. Also, dinosaurs!
  • Kalvin S.
    Kalvin SumaguiJuly 11, 2016
    There's so much to see that you need at least a full day or two to appreciate everything.
  • Kirill B.
    Kirill B.December 23, 2013
    Great Mesopotamian exhibit. More interesting towards the end.
  • Pablo M.
    Pablo MirandaOctober 4, 2015
    Love The Crystal.
  • Spenser C.
    Spenser ChenApril 19, 2010
    CityPass says to take the St George subway stop off the University line. You want the Museum stop right before it. Unless you want to visit the shoe museum instead...
  • Shalina E.
    Shalina Edge4 days ago
    The section about Aboriginal section was sadly outdated and rather lacking. We know that the first arrivals in North America significantly pre-date the land bridge. Needs updating.
  • Berker S.
    Berker SaygınSeptember 17, 2015
    There are a lot of things to see. You must visit!!
  • Chyrell S.
    Chyrell SamsonSeptember 3, 2014
    Best value Fridays from 4:30-8:30pm $10 adult
  • Emmet A.
    Emmet AdriaansOctober 30, 2012
    Alot yourself plentiful time as there is so much to see.
  • Eric S.
    Eric ShineMarch 25, 2016
    Beautiful architecture that leads to a complicated floor plan.
  • Colin C.
    Colin ClimieMarch 17
    We always head straight for the Egypt gallery to see the mummies.
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteJune 11, 2013
    No wifi. Check out current photography exhibit by Sebastián Salgado. Amazing!
  • Fatih K.
    Fatih KuranJuly 4, 2016
    Great place and must to visit
  • Shuvani B.
    Shuvani BurtAugust 20, 2015
    Good range of exhibits makes this a great day out.
  • Earl V.
    Earl VealeNovember 21, 2009
    Hurry to the ROM while the Vanity Fair photo exposition is installed. It's a great reason to visit the ROM again and see the new addition. BTW the main entrance is on Bloor Street now.
  • Andrij K.
    Andrij KrochakJanuary 7, 2015
    Great museum with a lot on exhibition! Tons to see!
  • Allan T.
    Allan TurnerNovember 20, 2009
    Go to the first of the two dinosaur galleries and find the Parasaurolophus walkeri (the duckbill with the trombone-like crest sticking out the back of its head). It's the real McCoy and type specimen. Read more
  • Cheryl D.
    Cheryl DugganJuly 12, 2015
    The Pompeii Exhibit was very intriguing and slightly unsettling.
  • Andy B.
    Andy B.August 11, 2013
    Skeletons really give a sense of scale you can't describe.
  • Celine K.
    Celine KoJune 16, 2012
    Get to Friday Night Live early so that you can wander the galleries!
  • photojunkie
    photojunkieApril 19, 2012
    The new building is pretty awesome, but lets be serious, we are all here for the dinosaurs!
  • Christine K.
    Christine KordaOctober 23, 2015
    One of my favorite spots in Toronto.... You can smell the history
  • tanya
    tanyaFebruary 28, 2016
    Dinos, mammals and the under 6 zone, if you need a break with kids
  • Elisa K.
    Elisa KMay 13, 2011
    Take a kid for a visit - they will show you the museum in a whole new and beautiful light.
  • Vasiliy B.
    Vasiliy BityukovJanuary 9, 2014
    2nd floor geology room is highly recommended to visit.
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxMarch 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a membership. Take in one exhibit and then come back.
  • Karim K.
    Karim KanjiMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome place for a date or with the family.
  • Hani E.
    Hani EJuly 12, 2015
    The European/Renaissance exhibits are great fun.
  • Julia
    JuliaMay 23, 2016
    Albertosaurus is a standout with his large jaw and tiny upper body
  • Rebecca R.
    You can skip it if you've been to similar museums like the Met. Good for kids.
  • Boris V.
    Boris VolmanSeptember 21, 2013
    Mesopotamia exhibition is pretty interesting but not the best for kids. Enjoy but adults only.
  • Lilian A.
    Lilian A.January 2, 2015
    Excelente museu. Completo e com bastante interatividade, principalmente para crianças. Ao longo da visita é possível encontrar com monitores explicando sobre objetos e animais (presentes no local)
  • Viviana M.
    Si te gustan los museos no te lo puedes perder. Increíble lugar!tomate tu tiempo para ver cada galería. Mis favoritas la de dinosaurios y Asia.
  • Eduardo G.
    La exposición de Dinosaurios y animales. Pero mas me gusta la integración de la arquitectura vieja con la nueva y los espacios.
  • Hernan C.
    Hernan CruzJune 5, 2015
    Una atracción que no te puedes perder en Toronto! Exposiciones diversas, desde historia del hombre, civilizaciones hasta evolución de los animales.
  • Ana Paula S.
    Ana Paula Sardinha BorgesDecember 26, 2016
    Minha dica é chegar antes do almoço, curtir o primeiro andar e metade do segundo, depois almoçar na frente do Museu, no Gabby's. Volte ao museu depois disso.
  • Vicente B.
    Vicente BorregoNovember 3, 2013
    Excelente museo. Es una visita obligada si estás en Toronto. Genial la exposición de estilo de vida por épocas
  • Sebastián C.
    Sebastián CornejoOctober 16, 2015
    El mejor museo de la ciudad, es enorme y su colección es completísima.
  • Alan x.
    Alan x el mundoJuly 7, 2015
    Excelente museo! Las galerias de los dinosaurios mis favoritas
  • Andressa S.
    Andressa ScalleApril 15, 2012
    Museu de cultura e história natural. Possui uma múmia de verdade! A moderna arquitetura do prédio é outra atraçao!
  • Anna K.
    Anna KotovaJune 23, 2014
    Потрясающий музей!!!Динозавры разных видов,древние китайские,японские скульптури и многое другое!
  • Jeanine V.
    Jeanine Vital BatistaApril 13, 2016
    Muitos itens interessantes! Espaço para crianças muito bom! Se vc tiver filhos, precisa levá-los lá para tirar uma foto com o T-Rex.;-)
  • Alerrandro C.
    Alerrandro CorreaApril 5, 2015
    Na sexta-feira, após 16:30 é mais barato. Ou você pode usar o City Pass e também usar na CN Tower e outras atrações.
  • Marc V.
    Marc Van HamméeSeptember 15, 2014
    WOW. Geweldig museum dat natuur aan cultuur koppelt. Voor Europeanen wel een rare combinatie maar ... het werkt wel
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