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Royal Ontario Museum
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Ranked #18 of 503 things to do in Toronto
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Opened in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) showcases art, culture, and nature from around the globe and across the ages. One of North America's most renowned cultural institutions, Canada's largest museum is home to a world-class collection of more than six million objects and specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces. As the country’s preeminent field research institute and an international leader in new and original findings in biodiversity, palaeontology, earth sciences, the visual arts, material culture and archaeology, the ROM plays a vital role in advancing our global understanding of the artistic, cultural and natural world. The Renaissance ROM expansion project (2007) merged the iconic architectural heritage of the original building with the Studio Daniel Libeskind-designed Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. A distinctive new symbol of Toronto for the 21st century, the Crystal marked the beginning of a new era for the ROM as the country's premier cultural and social destination.
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

- you'll understand why the building is shaped the way it is after a visit to the mineral exhibit. Its mind boggling - the amazing beauty of the world beneath our feet. The exhibit was breath taking - i could LIVE in this room! Also - not to be missed is the Biodiversity exhibit. A taxidermist dream I thought as I walked through it - but seriously, the collection contains some of the most unusual and visually stunning examples of our amazing creatures in this world. The facts on the wall were equally as eye opening. All the little screaming kids could have been eliminated for a viewers ability to take in the exhibit more but eh, poor parenting does not seem to be limited to one country or another.
The rest of the museum is equally as satisfying, it was just not as unique in presentation as the two exhibits mentioned. The European and world exhibition areas are like that of other large museums; well presented, just not as unusual and unique as the 2nd floors offerings.

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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

I have been to this museum so many times I know the map by memory. For a first time visit I highly recommend the mummy exhibit, and the dinosaurs as it may be hard to go through entire muesum in one go. Therefore I suggest planning out a few areas first, rather than trying to see the whole building. Furthermore, the food in the museum itself is incredibly expensive, thus I suggest either packing a lunch or walking outside and finding a more moderately priced restaurant there (as you are in Toronto).

Thank ananya b
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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

The museum has lots of things to discover. Canada's first peoples, dinosaurs, animals, other country exhibits and more. Kids will enjoy this place. They have a nice cafe here.
Organized, courteous staff, maps and free tours.

Thank Manuel Ramon M
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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

It has been a few years since coming to the museum but we had a FREE printable coupon for 2 young children accompanied by a paying adult ($20) valid until September 4th, 2017 (ontariofunpass.com). We arrived around 10:15am and the line to get the tickets was not too bad. We waited about 5 minutes in line. We easily spent 3.5hrs there and could have stayed longer but everyone was hungry and didn't want the ROM cafeteria food(you can leave the ROM and come back in the same day as long as you keep your tickets when you first entered). My kids 6 and 9 year old spent a lot of time at the kids zone trying on period costumes from around the world and clearing away sand with brushes discovering fossils in a large sandbox. Everyone enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit and mammals exhibit as well. I was surprised to see uniformed security guards on every level at every exhibit but I guess it makes a safer environment. I would definitely recommend it for young families.

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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

This is the best place for family fun and nobody in a family will be disappointed. My personal favorite was Egyptian section and they had real mummy for show. (That was little freaky tbh)

Thank Athinthra S
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