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Royal Ontario Museum

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Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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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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Today
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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A little bit of everything at this museum

Art to European artifacts, and lots of dinosaur bones (yet I learned that none have been found around Toronto itself?!). This place was easy to get to from the Subway. A great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Matthews, NC
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Matthews, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Art to European artifacts, and lots of dinosaur bones (yet I learned that none have been found around Toronto itself?!). This place was easy to get to from the Subway. A great way to spend an afternoon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I arrived only 2.5 hours before closing time, so had to be selective. I headed straight for the Bat Cave. But on my way, I got distracted by some of the wonderful dinosaur skeletons. The route to the Bat Cave is well marked, and the Bat Cave has many interesting facts about bats. I've seen live bats - in caves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This museum was fantastic - the mineral room was a favorite of everyone and we also really enjoyed many I the exhibits. Lunch was extremely reasonable and they had an outstanding selection. An easy walk from the Museum subway station. We were glad this was on our City Pass.

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

went on the free student day on a tuesday great value for all the exhibitions there are! there are many galleries that will interest you

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I love the ROM and can spend hours circling through the same rooms and still find something new to look at, read, study, be grateful for .... It's great for family to learn and appreciate both past and present history, culture and so forth....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I have been to many National Museums in Europe but this one was absolutely spectacular. Really nice, no queue if coming with Toronto City pass which is really handy and you are saving money on this as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It is a very beautiful place I love the construction of the building it is a place of beauty on bloor street. It is a design where people can recognize it and it's worth to be in toronto.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The ROM is an excellent museum. The best parts include the dinosaurs, mineral and gem collection. The animal sections of the museum are also interesting but will seem anti-climatic if you visit the best parts of the museum first. The somewhat less interesting parts of the museum (personal opinion) are the ancient European culture sections. These sections are quite large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

There were so many wonderful things to see like the rocks, gemstone; various types of furniture, fixtures, etc from different time eras; historical items and info from all over the world; the Egyptian mummies with other artifacts, etc. There is a wide variety of artifacts to see. Too many to mention. The museum is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Between the set exhibits and the rotating ones you will be sure to find something that peaks your interest. Great way to spend the afternoon. Be careful on weekends a lot of kids!

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