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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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Ranked #12 of 329 Attractions in Toronto
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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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Tustin, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Royal Ontario Museum has wonderful exhibits. All very interesting. I was amazed at all the various exhibits. The children's section was great fun for the kids. We ate at the museum restaurant and the selection if food was good, all different varieties to choose from.

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Stratford, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a full day's adventure. We spent several hours at the ROM and did not get through all the exhibits. The dinosaur exhibit was impressive. The rocks and minerals display was fabulous- my kids loved it. Easily accessible by subway, and even the subway station has been "museum-ified". We ate lunch on site and were very impressed with the... More

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The dinosaur exhibits and the "first persons" exhibits were awesome! I expected to be there for an hour or two and it was probably closer to 3 1/2 hours. I think it is a world class museum and I have been to the Louvre in Paris and the new museum in Athens. Of course it can't compare to those two... More

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London, Ontario, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Saturday afternoon with no crowd. Most of our time was spent on the 2nd floor which had lots or animal displays and interactive displays for the kids. Our 3 year old daughter loved it. I would have liked to get to the other floors to see Ancient Chinese and Roman displays, but our daughter was too... More

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Ashgill, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visited with my kids as part of a trip to Toronto and was immediately impressed by the striking architecture. Turns out it is not to everyone's taste in Toronto but I thought it was pretty impressive and gives the museum that added wow factor. There is a wide range of exhibits from oriental cultures, natural history, ancient civilisations and dinosaurs... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

the exterior is amazing.. From far, you'll know it's ROM. Came here for FNL (Friday Night Live) and the experience was great! Visited all the floors.. just a historical scene, the Diamond room, The Dinosaurs and the dance floor.. worth it, worth your time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It definitely should be on your to do list while visiting downtown Toronto! I love the design of the building, the pieces in there are very interesting... Easily spent 2 1/2 hours here and wanted to stay much longer! Must visit!

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

There were so many things worth seeing inside that wired looking building. Spent there for around 4 hours and visited every corner. Crystal section was awesome. And they have a nice restaurant inside. So many things to see. Must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Well, you can't visit downtown Toronto and not spend a few hours at the ROM, it's just not an option. There are lots of great family options, and my kids have always loved the gems and stones there. The Bat Cave is fun and has the kids convinced that there really are bats in there (there aren't??). Don't hesitate...take the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The ROM (or Royal Ontario Museum) in Toronto has been my second home since I was a child. And with the addition of some 40,000 square feet of new space for permanent and temporary exhibits, the museum has really become a world-class institution befitting the fourth-largest city in North America. I'm especially fond of the Dinosaurs, Biodiversity and Chinese collections,... More

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