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Royal Ontario Museum

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Address: 100 Queen's Pk | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-586-8000
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10:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of...

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers an unusual breadth of experience to our audiences from around the world. We realize more acutely now that nature and humanity are intertwined, and the ROM offers many examples in its collections and programs of these fundamental relationships.

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Royal Ontario Museum

Great tourist attraction. Centrally located in downtown Toronto. You can spend several hours looking at some great items from the past and present.

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MISSISSAUGA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great tourist attraction. Centrally located in downtown Toronto. You can spend several hours looking at some great items from the past and present.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A large space with lots of Canadian exhibits as well as well known and beautifully curated exhibits. The line up for tickets can be daunting but it moves very fast. And a great and very large gift shop.

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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting museum to visit. Not world class but very good to interest kids for their education. Good for an afternoon visit.

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Thank ishimmin
Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There was so much to see! I also met a goodwill representative who detailed very well the statues beside us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So glad we didn't wait in line for hours for the Chihuly exhibit. Even with pre purchased tickets, the wait was over 2 hours. Since we have never been to ROM and had seen the Chihuly exhibit before, we wandered through the museum to see everything else. Wonderful assortment of neat things. (rocks, furnishings, animals, ect.)

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Thank AnnMarie K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ROm has always been a great place to go whether for family trips or visiting relatives. It is astounding when you get told more than 90% of the things they have are not even on display. You can spend hours there and never lose interest as there are so many different things and areas of interest to everyone.The only... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recall creaky floors and dusty stuffed bears and tigers in the early 60's as a kid. I think some of those creaky floors are still there - but the dust has been shaken off and this is NOT our grandfather's dusty creaky ROM. It has matured and grown significantly - the new additions add not only much needed space... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my grandson out of school for the day and went to the ROM. He still talks about that trip. He thought that it was going to be a boring museum trip but found out his smartphone interacts with the displays and makes things come to life.

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Thank Deb B
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is always something new to see. The museum is a great way to educate children while having fun at the same time. I have invested in a membership because of how often I go. Highly recommended. Not enough people these days take advantage of these kinds of places.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When you think museum and kids, you might think....boring! Not so at the ROM. Weve had a family membership for years (now kids are 7,9,11) and have taken full avantage. There is something for everyone!! There are of course the amazing dinosauraur and animal galleries, but even the smaller ones have amazing curation. Bring the kids into the gems gallery... More 

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Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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