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”.
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With all the stay-at-home (and stay close to home) during the last year and a half, it is truly special to have such a museum right here in our fair city. The large footprint of the building, along with numerous wide-open spaces, make it well-suited to accommodate health and safety protocols during COVID-19 comfortably.
Museum guests must reserve admission in advance, as admission is limited and tickets are released at timed intervals so as to help with physical distancing. Masks are required and directional arrows suggest pathways to wander through exhibits, again to help with distancing. Some galleries have capacity limits, so you may have to wait your turn. Touchable exhibits, like the CIBC discovery gallery are temporarily closed.
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Image courtesy of the ROM – Zuul
To give you an idea of what you can expect to see at the ROM currently: Learn about one of the most majestic mammals- whales in Great Whales: Up Close and Personal. Check out Breaking the Frame, featuring one of the earliest photographs taken by a female artist Exhibition, Consume the artwork of Elias Sime.
There are a number of galleries at the ROM as well, including the Gallery of Chinese Architecture, Earth’s Treasures, a Roman Gallery, the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity and more!
Image courtesy of TH Jckson Huang
If you aren’t able to visit the ROM in person, check out their extensive ROM at home library.
The ROM is especially family-friendly with its kids programs- many of which are virtual right now. Check the schedule for ROM kids show, which streams on Instagram live
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto,
ON M5S 2C6 firstname.lastname@example.org (416) 586-8000
Currently the ROM is open Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
How awesome would it be to have this jewel right in your neighbourhood?
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