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Royal Ontario Museum

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Address: 100 Queen's Park Crescent | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-586-8000
Today
10:00 - 17:30
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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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We spent the morning at the museum and enjoyed it even though we're really not museum people. The native american section was our favorite!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Colleen N
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent the morning at the museum and enjoyed it even though we're really not museum people. The native american section was our favorite!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely a great place to go whether you are with family, friends, or on a date. There is something for everyone! Loved the interactive exhibits (look for the T-Rex)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice for families with young kids but lacking depth. Very few textiles. Southeast Asia did not include Indonesian art. Very little pre-Columbian and Egyptian.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and I were looking for low key activities on a Saturday, and enjoyed exploring the Royal Ontario Museum. Especially the dinosaur exhibit- way more there than I thought there would be. If you've never been, it's worth checking out.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ROM is pretty good, altho not the "new" Michael Lee-Chin crystal extension to the museum. That's an unimmpressive structure ill-designed for its purpose if ever there was one, and it's burdened taxpayers to the tune of many millions of dollars. That being said, the special programming is almost always excellent. We recently saw the Chihuly exhibit there and enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When coming to Toronto you HAVE to come to the ROM. This museum is right in the middle of Yorkville, surrounded by high end shops and restaurants but contrary to what you might think, the entrance fee is very reasonable. Its a huge museum with many galleries and exhibits, including a Dinosaur gallery that i LOVED! i have never seen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We also got to see the Chihuly glass exhibition . It needs a full day to cover. Beautiful place for art lovers and must visit while in Toronto

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I had a small window in of time and wanted to see this exhibit. We went on the last day it was available. We both enjoyed it but felt the it was too small an exhibit for the money. Perhaps if we'd been able to spend the day in the museum we would have felt satisfied. Not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great museum with wonderful changing exhibits, plus a great collection of many items from dinosaurs to Chinese artifacts and furniture. Just a great place to visit, but check to see what special exhibits are up and if they peek your interest. Restaurant was closed the day we were there so used the cafeteria, food was just ok.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There's this old lady who works there, she'll go from group to group randomly to explain and tell us few of her personal favorite. What written is not as detailed as what she explains. If you see her, you can follow her around like a short mini tour, you'll learn something

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