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“Alot to see.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum
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$15.28*
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Ranked #4 of 500 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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“Alot to see.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Plan for a full day at the ROM. We went with the kids and found so much more than we had anticipated. It's educational, entertaining and wonderful. The bat cave, dinos, and lion sculptures were favourites. It's easy to navigate and many helpful staff are at-hand to assist. We went to so many attractions using CityPass. This one's definitely at the top.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Went as part of the city pass. Worth the money with all the other attractions included. For 70 dollars you can see the museum also. The exhibitions are extensive with seeing the additional ones. The museum adopts a "have it your way experience". You can go old school and read things along the way. You can use the multiple touch screens to gain that slightly more personal insights into artifacts or pay a small additional fee and have a guided tour.
I really enjoyed the roman and Greek sections. The main show stopper was the extensive dinosaur exhibit.
We ended up spending about three hours in there and we hadn't quite taken in everything.

Visited October 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

This Museum was amazing. I would definitely recommend spending at least half a day in here. The exhibitions were really well done - I was particularly impressed by the natural history, and especially the birds which were exhibited as if in full flight.

I also really enjoyed the Canadian history exhibition, which I thought was nicely done. Although I would have liked to see more of the Candian history items.

I also really enjoyed the native habitat replica, where you could look for the creatures and plants that grow, to see what you could find. I can imagine this and many others being greatly appealing to Children - but it doesn't dumb it down too much for adults, which is a great balancing act.

Visited September 2013
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Toronto
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“Great place to take your kids, or to be a kid yourself.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

My grandson loves this place. We always start at the Bat Cave, to watch the bats fly around inside the cave, and listen to a recording of the way they live. He will go through there over and over again. Of course, it's right near the kids' gift shop, so that's likely a draw as well. There are huge aquariums, lots of places to get your hands in, the Mesopotamian exhibit is great for adults and older kids, and the dinosaurs never fail to please. There's an excellent cafeteria downstairs where there's both kid food and goodies for the grownups, and it's very inexpensive. Good coffee too. The building is quite old, and you can tell by the way the stone steps have worn away in their centre, while keeping pace with the totem poles alongside. Easy to return to again and again.

Visited November 2012
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Montreal
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“Fantastic educational experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

The Royal Ontario Museum was a super awesome place. I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the museum. The exhibits were really interesting and informative. My kids especially enjoyed the Ancient Egypt section and the Bat Cave simulation. I also enjoyed the Dinosaur exhibit. The displays were amazing. I highly recommend visiting the Royal Ontario Museum. It’s a great way to spend the day learning about history.

Visited June 2013
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