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Royal Ontario 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."(14 Tips)
    Kevin L.
    "Terracotta Warrior exhibit, was amazing."(3 Tips)
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  • Carlota F.
    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 Sep 14
  • Tobias N.
    Great museum. Especially loved the exhibitions about Canada and the dinos. Come early in the morning to avoid huge crowds.
    Upvoted Sep 14
  • 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.
  • 🎀Ying🎀
    🎀Ying🎀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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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
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  • Michaela T.
    Michaela TaylorOctober 24
    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!
  • 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!
  • Dale J.
    Dale JeffriesJanuary 20
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • James
    JamesFebruary 29
    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.
  • 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
  • Mona A.
    Mona AKSeptember 14
    It is an international intresting museum with variety of things to watch and i liked the attached screen videos for description.
  • 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
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • @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.
  • 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.
  • Vijay B.
    Vijay BangaApril 20, 2015
    Awesome gems! Great stuff at the shop, even great prices. Special on salt lamps!
  • Jeanine P.
    Jeanine PerezSeptember 18
    Amazing Chihuly Exhibit for a limited time only.
    Upvoted Sep 27
  • 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
  • Pavlos V.
    Pavlos VrionidesMay 24, 2014
    The forbidden city exhibition was well worth the extra fee. Do visit that also
  • 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.
    The absolute best way to spend a rainy weekday afternoon. Great spot to get lost in thought.
  • 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.
  • Greg S.
    Very enjoyable museum and well organized to make the most with your time.
  • 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!
  • nazanin m.
    nazanin mirsharifiOctober 20, 2015
    Dont miss different exhibitions in forth floor!
  • Amanda
    AmandaAugust 22, 2015
    Great anciwnt collection about the civilisation and animals
  • 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!
  • K M.
    K MJune 14, 2015
    Make sure you give yourself at least three hours to properly see all the exhibits.
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