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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: 14165868000
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Fri 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Words cannot describe how fabulous the Dale Chihuly exhibit was for us .. Each room at the smashing Royal Ontaro Museum was displayed with unique life size colorful blown glass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Words cannot describe how fabulous the Dale Chihuly exhibit was for us .. Each room at the smashing Royal Ontaro Museum was displayed with unique life size colorful blown glass creations. The labels and media options were well done and so informative. We also found the exhibit on tattoos interesting which was quite the change for us traditional lovers of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything was interestingly presented. It was great to go down a hallway and find classrooms filled with "taking it all in" children.

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is quite large so be sure to take the whole morning or afternoon to see everything. The aboriginal and the Egypt exhibits were particularly interesting.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While on a visit with my youngest daughter to visit with her brother in Toronto we dropped in at the ROM. It offered a quiet oasis of reflection on early Canadian life in busy downtown Toronto away from the hustle and bustle. Its outside architecture is inspiring. Its Dale Chihuly exhibit is informative and a must-visit while in Toronto. Very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been members for many years and every so often will go there to visit and revisit certain artefacts. The special exhibit on Chihuly is exceptional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What I liked: - Absolutely loved the Chihuly exhibit! The glass sculptures are huge and go beyond what I imagined. The colours are bright and eye catching. I looked at every single piece and didn’t get bored once. - Also saw the Tattoos exhibit. This was very interesting and seeing these body tattoos is always something to be amazed about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this museum and was thoroughly satisfied with their exhibits. Being from the greater Washington DC metro area I has the Smithsonian basically in my backyard. So it's a bit unfair to compare the two. But as good as ROM is it does seem a bit small compared to the Smithsonian. But it isn't it's fault that the Smithsonian... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This exhibit is marvellous. Although it is not too big, the pieces are well worth seeing. The mastery, creativity, and the colours are amazing!! All the pieces are so detailed, and allow you and your thoughts to get lost in his expression. Just fantastic. Another nice feature is that he encourages picture taking. It's nice to revisit what you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't miss this exhibit, take some pics, best screen savers ever! Canadian exhibits provide a lens on early Canadian heritage and life.

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The ROM had a wide selection of art and antiquities from Europe and Asia. It had several interesting special exhibits during our visit, including a Chilhuly and one on tattooing

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