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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: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
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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A wonderful way to spend the day

You could spend all day here. There is so much to see. Be aware that this is a popular place for children's field trips, so expect to run into lots of children.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You could spend all day here. There is so much to see. Be aware that this is a popular place for children's field trips, so expect to run into lots of children.

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

One of the first things you notice about the Royal Ontario Museum is its mix of contemporary and Victorian Architecture, in both the interior and exterior. The exhibits range from dinosaurs to modern art. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went as a family with our 7 and 10 year old. I want to say that the museum does have some amazing pieces and top notch displays. With children, it would be ambitious to think you will get through the whole thing and while some static displays will quickly become boring to children, there are kid centric stations scattered throughout.... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went to visit ROM for the Pompeii exhibit having been here before many times. The Pompeii exhibit is interesting to see especially since we watched the movies so the kids know what they are about to see. It is very dramatic on the visual display of the volcano ash as well as the human remains. It's worthwhile to see.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Affectionately known as ROM and part of City Pass which is a good deal. Also on easy subway line running north-south. Perfect day trip would be ROM and Casa Loma. Get a family pass for subway on weekends. Two adults and two kids ride all day for $11. Most interesting exhibit to me in ROM was the Oriental section. Helpful... More 

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Basseterre, St. Kitts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the Pompei exhibition but alas time did not allow us to fully explore the dinosaurs or all areas of the museum.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This museum covers a lot of area (square feet) and areas (history, biology, zoology, art) and does most of it well. My favorite was the second floor, where curators and staff have done a great job of presenting animals, plants, nature--and creating wonderful interactive displays for children and adults. Other floors, while impressive, need better design, with more helpful signage... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

A bit far out of Toronto and really not s place for adults. This is in the City Pass so we gave it a go but wouldn't advise unless it's a family visit. The museum itself is very well done and the staff very enthusiastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I planned to be there for an hour or two, but I ended up staying for half a day. Wonderful museum! Smart Canadians have it so the school kid tours end up in a different cafeteria than the regular tourists, very efficient. Good food, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went to the Pompeii Exhibit and also the main displays in the General part of the ROM. You can spend hours here and take in the history and displays and artworks.

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