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Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

4.5
#1 of 2,196 in Museums in Canada
Appreciate edgy art and science at Royal Ontario Museum, Canada's largest museum. Thanks to its strong ties to the University of Toronto, the museum offers informative and up-to-date exhibits on everything from dinosaurs to modern fashion trends. It also houses an extensive collection of artworks from around the globe. Admire the museum's bold exterior, which features striking crystalline features contrasted with the building's original facade. Take a tour of the museum to get the full story behind the pieces on display. To visit Royal Ontario Museum on your trip to Toronto, use our Toronto online tour itinerary maker.
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  • My most favorite spot in Toronto. Even though most of the exhibits dont change often, it is always enlightening and interesting to take another stroll through the ROM's halls! A must do every few...  more »
  • We visited the ROM in early July 2020. We felt quite safe, as they were limiting the number of visitors. They were also collecting contact info for contact tracing. Everyone had their temperatures...  more »
  • It takes at least four hours to visit the whole museum. The staff were great. It was quite a good place to spend some time during the pandemic and feel amused and also safe.  more »
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  • A building full of history and treasures. A great place to spend the day. So much too see . New limited time exhibits just add to the fun and keep you coming back. Have attended twice now their Friday Night Live events which is spectacular! For what you pay it’s worth it. Select exhibits are open for you meander through ... special live performances based on the theme of the night. Second floor is the dance floor area giving it a club vibe. Food vendors .. and bars .. No dress code really ... some come in jeans while others dress up more. Great vibes!
  • This museum is definitely one of the must-see places in Toronto. The good news is that the third Tuesday of every month in Winter, it's free to public. It's just a couple of steps away from Museum subway station. The sections in the museum are mind blowing if you are a history person. The fossils and paleontology section is incredible. By the way, there are sections pertaining to all continents and important historic places and eras.
  • You will find something here for everyone. From dinosaurs to mummies you will learn so much. Take your time and read all the facts you find during your time there. Don’t rush yourself as there is a lot to see. I would say you can easily spent 4 hours here. The museum is easily accessible throughout so those with mobility issues shouldn’t worry. This is a great way to spend your day
  • I haven't been to enough museums in other countries to offer a thorough comparison, so I will only speak to my experience there. It is always clean, generally quiet (barring any field trip visits) and treasures are thoughtfully displayed and well described, where possible. The museum is fully accessible, though there are some tricky parts to navigating from one floor to another in certain spots. I enjoy the visiting exhibits like the Viking exhibit of 2017, or ZUUL in 2019. If you're a member of the museum, these exhibits are included, and well worth the investment in my opinion. I am considering homeschooling my daughter, and would consider the ROM to be a fantastic resource for a plethora of subjects. Lovely place.
  • It's such an amazing architecture from the first sight. You can book the tickets online before going. Multiple kinds of the animal from underwater, land, sky, insects,... Especially the mighty dinosaurs part. Must try to have a wonderful experience!! Besides that, the souvenir shop also has lovely items suitable for the kids and jacket holding service is available at good prices.

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