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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
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+1 416-586-8000
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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One of my favorite attractions in Toronto

When coming to Toronto you HAVE to come to the ROM. This museum is right in the middle of Yorkville, surrounded by high end shops and restaurants but contrary to what you might... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ROM is pretty good, altho not the "new" Michael Lee-Chin crystal extension to the museum. That's an unimmpressive structure ill-designed for its purpose if ever there was one, and it's burdened taxpayers to the tune of many millions of dollars. That being said, the special programming is almost always excellent. We recently saw the Chihuly exhibit there and enjoyed... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When coming to Toronto you HAVE to come to the ROM. This museum is right in the middle of Yorkville, surrounded by high end shops and restaurants but contrary to what you might think, the entrance fee is very reasonable. Its a huge museum with many galleries and exhibits, including a Dinosaur gallery that i LOVED! i have never seen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We also got to see the Chihuly glass exhibition . It needs a full day to cover. Beautiful place for art lovers and must visit while in Toronto

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I had a small window in of time and wanted to see this exhibit. We went on the last day it was available. We both enjoyed it but felt the it was too small an exhibit for the money. Perhaps if we'd been able to spend the day in the museum we would have felt satisfied. Not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great museum with wonderful changing exhibits, plus a great collection of many items from dinosaurs to Chinese artifacts and furniture. Just a great place to visit, but check to see what special exhibits are up and if they peek your interest. Restaurant was closed the day we were there so used the cafeteria, food was just ok.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There's this old lady who works there, she'll go from group to group randomly to explain and tell us few of her personal favorite. What written is not as detailed as what she explains. If you see her, you can follow her around like a short mini tour, you'll learn something

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was staying just across the street and visited on my last day in Toronto. I had avoided as local told me it was ok but not really worth it. Well it was nice but he was right not on a par with museums you see in say Washington, London or Paris. Good to fill time but after being to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Im probably comparing it to the Met that why I was 100% amazed. Still worth going to though for the great architectural view outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have kids that are interested in Dinosaurs they have lots. They four different floor of different exhibits. You can spend at least 3 - 4 hours going around this place. They have a place to get yourself something to eat while you are there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went with our two kids, 11 and 12, and had a great time. No matter if you're a fan of ancient cultures like chinese or japanese, or you like dinausors or natural sciences, you'll find an exhibit that'll make your visit worthwile!

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