One of the many benefits of living in Toronto is having a seemingly endless supply of entertainment and cultural experiences at our collective metaphoric doorstep.
Which begs the question. When was the last time you visited the Royal Ontario Museum?
This veritable jewel of science and culture is always well worth a tour!
The ROM is the largest museum in Canada and one of the largest in North America. It draws well over a million visitors every year. The doors to the iconic museum have been open for over a century now, offering reflections and commentary on our past, present and future with art, collectibles, natural history, artifacts and interesting treasures. Given the ROM’s size, cultural reach, top shelf curation team, commitment to research and access to collections worldwide, you're assured each and every visit will provide you with chance to experience something new, or at least provide you with a different point of view on an already familiar topic. The broad reaching goal is to help visitors to “better understand the world around them”.
Image courtesy of Tor Star
To give you an idea of what you can expect to see at the ROM currently: How do you feel about creepy crawlys? It’s time to embrace your fear with the “Spiders: Fear or Fascination”. Learn about Canadian marine history with the interactive Franklin Exhibition, which chronicles one of the biggest manhunts for lost ships in Canada ever. Learn about fascinating East Asian art and design principles, which showcases artifacts (past and present) from China, Japan and Korea. See dinosaurs in a different light with Zuul (a new species of armoured dinosaur, named after one of the monsters in the movie, Ghostbusters).
Image courtesy of OwlConnected.
Image courtesy of the ROM - Zuul
There are a number of galleries at the ROM as well, including the Gallery of Chinese Architecture, Prince Takamado Gallery of Japan, a Roman Gallery and the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity.
Not only does the ROM provide an impressive showcase for culture and education, they are ardent advocates in our community for the preservation of history and the creation of learning opportunities at every turn. They have been working collaboratively with the Rainy River First Nation community to return artifacts and sacred objects that were collected during excavation mid- 20th century. Also, the ROM hosts “ROM” speaks, which is lecture series that features leading thinkers and newsmakers that impact our current cultural experience.
The ROM isn’t strictly just for museum visits. How about ringing in the New Year, dancing and drinking amongst the exhibitions? The ROM is noted for this and for other fetes, like Friday Night Live, which is a 19+ plus event that mirrors a hip club experience, with cocktails, DJs and live music.
Image courtesy of TH Jckson Huang
Just be careful the revelry doesn't get too out of hand... selfie's can be trouble:
The ROM is family-friendly as well, with day camps, baby-and-me programming and the hands-on Family Funday series!
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