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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: 416-586-8000
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Fri 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Description: 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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Would give a 5 star, but didn't get to see everything. You definitely need more than 6 hours there. Lots to see and it's laid out well. It's been more than 25 years since I've... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Would give a 5 star, but didn't get to see everything. You definitely need more than 6 hours there. Lots to see and it's laid out well. It's been more than 25 years since I've been, quite an impressive improvement!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We went to see the Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada: First Peoples. This is an excellent collection of the native people's history. We also spent time enjoying the middle east gallery. There is lots more to come back for.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If ur lucky the Pompeii exhibition will still be running. It is absolutely amazing !! It tells the story of Pompeii the Italian city that was hit in the year 78 A.D. by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano. The exhibition shows real findings, like the molds made of the people who tried to run away. It always gives a... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

When you enter the main hall, you are greeted by a massive Chinese dinosaur skeleton; they also have an amazing collection of dinosaur and prehistoric mammal skeletons in their fossil gallery. Their collections of Chinese, Egyptian, Roman, Greek, and European artifacts are outstanding. The mineral collection will amaze you; all the specimens are beautiful. They have a large natural history... More 

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Centerton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Such a neat and must-see stop. The entry fee is low and there's plenty of space to walk around with or without a stroller and rarely bump in to anyone. I don't tend to read every single exhibit so I was in and out in about an hour. If I had my kids with me, I'm sure we would have... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Spent nearly 3 hours here as part f the Citypass. Lots to see and more importantly interactive screens which the kids thought were great,

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Henagar, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very well done displays and lots of information, but we had only allowed about half of one day for touring the museum and only skimmed the surface. I hope for a return trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I spend most of the afternoon of our second day in Toronto browsing The Royal Ontario Museum and it was spectacular. There is something for everyone to see. Although we didn't see all of it, my son did get to see dinosaurs exhibit and loved it. My daughter and I couldn't get enough of the Egyptian and... More 

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Mission, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Plan for a whole day. There was so much to see here that we just didn't plan right and missed so much. The building itself is beautiful but the exhibits are set up and arranged perfectly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

**Tips and Suggestions Summary at Bottom** I visited the Royal Ontario Museum at noon on a Saturday with a friend. We parked just down the street in the paid parking garage, take a second to look at the Royal Ontario Museum's "getting here" section on their web page as it gives excellent directions for each mode of transportation. We purchased... More 

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Address: 100 Queen's Park Crescent | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada
Phone Number: 416-586-8000
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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