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Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

8.9202 reviews
Sights and Museums, Art Museum, History Museum
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100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada
(416) 586-8000
https://www.rom.on.ca/en
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The glass, aluminum, and steel main entrance known as “The Crystal” is often ranked among one of the stranger-looking buildings in North America. The exterior of R.O.M. is just the tip of the ... Read more
proverbial iceberg when it comes to unique and interesting things to see here. Whether it’s world cultures or natural history that piques your interest; the multi-tasking museum has prehistoric mammalian fossils and ancient artifacts from around the world included in its forty galleries which contain a total of over six million items. There are hands on galleries and temporary exhibits as well. A full day can easily be spent here and you needn’t even leave for meals. There are three different dining options within the complex to choose from.

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Chicago

A lot of exhibits in perfect conditions and really well described. The Firsts, Dinosaurs, Oriental, etc.

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Ashburn

This museum is beautiful and had tons of history packed inside. Great for all ages, families, or just wandering around on your own.

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Naples

I'm not huge into museums, but I love the ROM! They always have fun exhibitions on so it makes the visit interesting!!

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Toronto and Central Ontario

The ROM is always a good time as long as you avoid the weekends when it's swarmed by children. Check out the ROM Night Out Friday events!

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Local from Toronto

Walking along Bloor St. you'd never miss the Royal Ontario Museum's Crystal entrance. Designed by Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, it's been a source of contention for Torontonians since it's unveiling. For this guide writer, the Crystal stands as a beautiful architectural accomplishment, melding the old architecture with the new, creating a space that invites curiosity. When you look up you can see the dinosaur exhibit peeking through the facets of the crystal. When you walk inside, you see how deep the crystal goes. It's a fun addition to Toronto's landscape.

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The Royal Ontario Museum is a museum of world culture and natural history based in Toronto, Canada. It is one of the largest museums in North America, attracting over one million visitors every year.

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Fill a few free hours at the ROM, admiring dinosaurs, fish, wildlife, knights, Chinese artifacts, and visiting exhibits of art and fashion. Fridays at 4:30pm the real bargain starts, with $10 admission until 8:30pm.

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Wasaga Beach

I love the ROM. It has great exhibits for the young and mature. There is always a new exhibit, and many options for kids. It's located in a great part of the City of Toronto and it's easy to get to Yonge & Bloor as well as Yorkville.

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Pleasant Hill

I visited the Royal Ontario Museum a few years via the old entrance on Queen's Park. The new "cubist" (or maybe glass/angular) entrance on Bloor is quite a sight to behold. So is the gift shop and the transition between the new lobby area and the brick of the old building. The restaurant area off the main lobby is also open without paying the entrance fee. I really enjoyed the feel and energy of these spaces.

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Puerto Vallarta

There are very few touristy things to do in Toronto and I've been very disappointed that the few attractions that there are are not cheap. I went to the museum but it was $16 for one adult. Many major cities, like New York and London, have free public galleries and museums. So it was a bit disappointing that Toronto's main museum wasn't if not free at least affordable.

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Sydney

This place has quite an extensive natural history section. It also has a section of the history of Canada, and is a great place to learn about Canada's history.

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New York City

Royal Ontario Museum (or, as it's locally known, ROM) has an incredible natural history collection. Their birds display is particularly awesome. I highly recommend a visit. Check out the unique architecture of the building, as well!

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San Luis Obispo

If you have time for just one museum in Toronto, might want to make it this one. Art (including from Canada's First Nations), natural history, and special exhibitions from at home and abroad all make it more than you could possibly see in just an hour.

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Local from Toronto

Royal Ontario Museum is an interesting place to visit, especially if you have children.

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Ottawa

So many fascinating things to see and discover...I could spend hours there...and I will be since they just hired me!

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Calgary

We visited a special exhibition and it took most of our time at the Museum. We also visited some of the permanent exhibits in the original part of the Museum until we had to leave because it was closing time. Two hours was not enough time at the ROM.

The ROM recently underwent a renovation finished just this year, with its centrepiece being the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. The Libeskind design saw some of the old galleries torn down and replaced with a Deconstructivist crystalline-form structure.

The museum also has a bar and restaurant on the 5th level called C5.

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London
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Located on the U-T campus, I have very fond memories of this place as it screened one of my short documentaries at the Hot Docs International Canadian Documentary Festival. It has a large cinema and plenty of exhibitions/things to do. The building is a really eye-catching glass design.

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