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Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queen's Park Crescent | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-586-8000
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As featured in 3 days in Toronto
Ranked #7 of 310 attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums, Natural History Museums, History Museums
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Zurich, Switzerland
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169 reviews 169 reviews
35 attraction reviews
529 helpful votes 529 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We spent several hours in this world renowned museum. All very very nicely prepared and hands-on for kids. A special kids section allows for further exploration by the small and was highly appreviated by our daughter and others.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We only looked at certain areas & it still took at least 2 hours plus. There was art, natural history, artifacts animals, first people. There are also hands on things for the kids to do.

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Brantford, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have always loved museums as a child so I decided to take my son to the ROM. The lay out is very confusing, you never really know how to get somewhere or how you ended up where you are. The dinosaur exibit is always a favourite... Until I realized most of them were fake. We did not enjoy our... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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158 reviews 158 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was really surprised by the price tag on this museum. Without the special Chinese Emperors exhibit, it was one of the best value events we've done in our 26 days in Toronto. The first and third floors and mostly the "dry" historical items; art, armor, furniture, weapons, glass, sculptures, etc. The second floor is the best for kids, with... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We did not find this museum to be interesting for any of us and it was not laid out well at all. Of all the things we did in Toronto with our 11 and 12 year old, this was our least favorite and we typically do like museums.

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tehran
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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

me and my 14 year old daughter visited rom , and we both find it attractive . all its different chambers were nice , and well decorated. but for not definitly a very rich museum. we bought the whole city pass tickets and rom was one of tge must to see.

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Aurora, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our family has been to the ROM many times over the years and we like it a lot. It can be overwhelming if you try to take it in all at once. It has natural history sections including dinosaur skeletons, as well as sections on cultural history from many different areas of the world. I don't recall seeing any local... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Massive collection, crowd just nice not too squeezy, seems like one of the main attractions there. Could be more interesting though. There is a van, seems permanently there selling v nice ice cream, made the visit feels better.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very interesting museum! Loved the dinosaurs and Japanese & Korean displays! Lots of kids there for summer camps ,but the guides kept them together and focused. Nice to see them so excited about the museum offerings.

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Moncton, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Love the dinosaurs but they were the best part, was hoping for more Egyptian stuff but it's still an awesome place to go and take your kids. Such a great learning experience for everyone of all ages!

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