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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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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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Very beautiful museum

Many topics to explore, many things to learn. Amazing structure. However, it is expansive but it actually worth it. It is good for every age!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Many topics to explore, many things to learn. Amazing structure. However, it is expansive but it actually worth it. It is good for every age!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

it was a good museum in a good building before they added that ugly structure of glass in front of it. The collection is still awesome, though. I am very fond of Mesoamerica in particular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

There is an excellent dinosaur exhibit, also featuring some great mammal skeletons etc. If you are into giant and ancient animals, this museum is great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

You will find something to amaze and inform you in his fantastic museum. The totem poles are amazing as are all of the other exhibits. The gift shop is unbelievable and you can't miss it as you have to leave through it.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The ROM offers a unique experience to visit the Musum at night. You can walk around and sample food (for cost) and drink. In each exhibit there is either a DJ, Band, Food Vender or Bar. It is 19+ only and great for a girls or a guys night out!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I had pretty high expectations of ROM, but was very disappointed. The exhibits are simply OK nothing spectacular I actually became pretty bored. The museum has a poor layout seemed like a maze. In comparison to the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C. or even the museums in Pennsylvania this was very mundane (Perhaps I was just fooled by the grandeur... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great museum, easily could have spent the whole day there. Reminded me of the chicago field museum but a little better. spent 2-3 hrs with kids and they were beat. a great hands on kids area there too to keep then entertained. Would go back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the ROM as I went with a group and did a scavenger hunt like activity provided by (I believe) a third party. It is a great way of seeing the large collections. I love the breadth with the dinosaurs, the Egyptian and Chinese relics, etc. I could spend hours there and I would highly recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Love the ROM, always something interesting and new to discover. The only negative thing I have to mention is their café; very poor quality. The food there is worse than at a high school cafeteria.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Located near the museum station. It is for long walks. Try to come on Tuesday. If you are a student, You are free to come only on tuesday. Very educational, and it is very big inside. I spent 4 hours there.

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