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Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web
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. Make Royal Ontario Museum part of your personalized Toronto itinerary using our Toronto itinerary planner.
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  • The building is incredible and ensures good photos soon on arrival, with its exterior all different. And the art collections are fantastic. Worth the visit. The CityPass ensures good discount, considered the values of the attractions, worth buying if you are in town for a period that allow you visit 5 attractions. Set aside an afternoon for the Museum.
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  • Better known as ROM this Museum of Toronto has a very nice architecture, the front of the Museum has a modern and innovative style. Also worth checking out the back of the building of the Museum. The Museum has many antiques and objects of zoology and Paleontology among others.
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  • It's in a very nice university area. Even walk around the Museum could be something delighting. The Nature and Animal have more content than human being culture. And all the content is arranged in a n...  read more »
  • Love this museum ever since I was a kid. I've been to many museums all over the world and the ROM continues to be one of the best. They have a lot of great exhibits that rotate every few months so there is always a new reason to visit at least once a year. Students also get in free on Tuesday which helps out great. One of the best museums in the world!
  • I love the ROM! It is a beautifully crafted building, a real treat for the eyes against the other architecture on Bloor St. There are always awesome exhibits to see and you can peacefully go look around without feeling overwhelmed by the amount of stuff or people. They often have cultural heritage days for many diverse groups to attend. The permanent installations like the dinosaurs are always great as well. Reminds you of school field trips as a kid! The facilities are always clean and the space is bright and airy. The only issue I have is the hours of operation. They close at 530 everyday except Friday, when they close at 830. Being open a little later on the weekends would probably help patronage.
  • Great! With kids, give yourself about 4 hours to do the main museum. If you want to do any of the special exhibitions allow extra time. I would recommend bringing your own food and drinks because they have a lunchroom you can use. The cafeteria is relatively expensive but not bad. Buy your tickets online so you can go straight to the gate and skip the ticket line.
  • The wonders seem never to end. Recent highlights from the special exhibits: Pompey (early 2016) and Chihuly (summer/fall 2016). There's something here for all ages but my kids keep asking to come back to this place. If you go in summer, though, bring an extra long sleeve as the air conditioning particularly in the basement is very cool indeed. The maps are confusing and ticket lines can sometimes be long but ask any staff member to guide you toward the right things to see. Lots of fun and learning.
  • Friday nights at the ROM are always a blast. Great tapas style food from all over the world, fairly priced drinks for such an event and even a selection of low and mid tier scotches. Uses a "ticket" system where you purchase tickets for about $6 each and each ticket equals one drink or food choice anywhere in t he museum. If you want to listen to some Drake beats, munch on some good food that even the most discerning foodie would approve of, hang out with a business casual crowd amongst dinosaurs and artifacts then check this event out. Good idea to buy tickets ahead of time ($15)
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