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Royal Ontario Museum was created in the dawn of the 20-th century. ROM opened its doors to the public in 1914.

The Royal Ontario Museum has diverse collections of world cultures. The permanent display includes Chinese art from the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1271 1368), Native Art from North America, Canadian Art, Japanese ceramics and Sculpture, Egyptian art from 4000 BC - AD 400, Ancient Art from Greece and Middle Eastern and South Asian collections.

Very popular are the Natural History Galleries - the Bat Cave, The Birds Gallery and the reptiles Gallery. The Hands-on Galleries are a great place for children- The CIBC Discovery Gallery with its highlight the Dinosaur Dig, where you can discover dinosaur fossils and the Digital Gallery with virtual three - dimensional space.

In 2007 the ROM expanded thanks to a 30 million dollar gift from Michael Lee-Chin. The new Michael Lee-Chin Crystal wing has distinctive architecture and added more space to the Museum. Architect Daniel Libeskind created this stunning glass vision of crystal and successfully integrated it with the rest of the building. The Gallery of the Age of Mammals located on the second level of the Crystal wing is an amazing display of 400 North and South American examples of extinct mammals and non-mammals. The Dinosaurs Galleries are probably the most popular with its 50 dinosaur specimens, 25 of which are fully-mounted skeletons, featuring Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton and a real Triceratops skull.

Where is Royal Ontario Museum: 100 Queen's Park

How to get to ROM: Subway Yonge-University-Spadina line to Museum Station or Bloor-Danforth line to St. George station

Opening Hours: Saturday to Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

Visit the ROM official web site here.
Royal Ontario Museum Toronto
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Royal Ontario Museum Lee-Chin Crystal wing Toronto
ROM Crystal Wing

Royal Ontario Museum Toronto
ROM Toronto, The new Michael Lee-Chin Crystal wing



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William Saler says:
The addition to the museum is truly horrible- its' purpose seems to be to shock and sicken anyone unfortunate enough to have to look at it! It is completely out of context with the original building and its' surroundings, and has made a once lovely place into a revolting horror. Shame on every tasteless moron who had anything to do with this monstrosity!


Jacquie says:
I love the ROM since I was a child and have taken my daughter there. It is always interesting and we learn new things from every visit. We have not been able to see the Mayan Exhibits yet, but hope to do so very soon.