Search over 895,000 properties worldwide and 550 airlines worldwide.
Search over a million flights, hotels, packages, and more
No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation.
Find ancient dinosaurs, enter a bat cave, admire African art and let children participate in activities in the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Canada’s largest museum. Over one million visitors a year come to discover more than six million historical artifacts. The entrance hall with mosaics depicting worldwide cultures is a worthwhile sight on its own.
ROM originally opened in 1912 in multiple sites with a focus on world culture and natural history. Now ROM’s permanent collection encompasses three sections under one roof: Natural History, World Cultures and the Hands-On area. Join a free tour of the general museum or special exhibits with a volunteer docent to get more value from your visit.
Natural History exhibits occupy the second floor of the building. Investigate the 90-foot (27.5-meter) Barosaurus, one of several dinosaur skeletons, and the biggest in Canada. In the Bat Cave you’ll find more than 800 preserved bat species. Ice-age mammals are on display nearby.
World Cultures is the biggest gallery, with exhibits on three floors. Discover artifacts from Africa, Asia, Rome and other places with remarkable ancient cultures. The stone coffin of an Egyptian woman, Djedmaatesankh, dates back to 800 B.C. Look for displays portraying nearly 7,000 years of Chinese history.
Children will enjoy interactive exhibits in the Hands-On gallery, where they can try on traditional international costumes and handle ancient fossils and meteorites.
See what’s new in the temporary exhibits. Past subjects have ranged from photojournalism and art displays to typewriter collections and religious themes.
The museum is located on the north side of Queen’s Park, on the campus of the University of Toronto, and a five-minute drive from downtown. Public buses stop at the park and there is a parking lot on nearby Bedford Road. The closest subway stops are St. George and Museum Stations.
Royal Ontario Museum is open daily, except December 25. Adults can visit the museum on Friday nights in May and June for live music performances. Seniors, students and young children receive a discount and infants enter for free. Check the official website for the events calendar and pricing.
It's worth giving yourself plenty of time at Royal Ontario Museum. Below are the best activities:
Want to discover this famed attraction in the most memorable way? Then you can't miss a Royal Ontario Museum Tickets.
If you're after more activities, check out our Toronto things to do page.
Conveniently located at the corner of King and Yonge streets, One King West connects you to Toronto’s downtown business, entertainment, and shopping districts.
Eaton Centre shopping, Queen's Park, and Toronto's thriving theater scene, with its famous Elgin Theatre, are all within 3 blocks of this stylish, family-friendly hotel in the heart of downtown.
Located in Downtown Toronto, this hotel is steps from Royal Conservatory of Music and Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto Public Library and University of Toronto - St. George Campus are also within 15 minutes. St George Station and Museum Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Set in the dynamic business district, The Fairmont Royal York hotel, built in 1929, is across the street from Union Station, 2 blocks from the convention center and Scotiabank Arena, and 3 blocks from CN Tower.
Located in Yorkville, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Ontario Museum and Toronto Public Library. Casa Loma and Ryerson University are also within 2 mi (3 km). Museum Station and Bay Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Located in Downtown Toronto, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Panasonic Theatre and Toronto Public Library. University of Toronto - St. George Campus and CN Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km). Bloor-Yonge Station and Yonge Station are within a 5-minute walk.
This contemporary Toronto hotel is 1 block from the Art Gallery of Ontario, 3 blocks from both Eaton Centre and the Royal Ontario Museum, and 5 blocks from the harborfront.
Located in Yorkville, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Ontario Museum and Toronto Public Library. University of Toronto - St. George Campus and Casa Loma are also within 1 mi (2 km). Bay Station is only a 4-minute walk and Museum Station is 6 minutes.