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Welcome to free general admission and extended hours on the third Tuesday of every month.

Dancing at Friday Night Live at the ROM
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Art. Culture. Nature. Remixed.

A group of visitors gather before a large sculpture of a camel.
Programs

Free with Museum admission, daily tours are offered to the public by trained volunteer Docents.

Photo of the ROM's painting collection room.

Behind the Scenes: Where the ROM’s paintings live when not on display

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Students learning about objects on display at the ROM.
Learning

Nurture discovery and inspire wonder in your students through the power of authentic art, culture, and nature objects!

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19th Century Writing

Students use a quill pen, inkwell, slate and a slate pencil in this examination of writing in a 19th century Canadian school. Exercises include learning about proper school etiquette, practicing perfect handwriting and making a quill pen.

English

Cuneiform Writing

Using a stylus and a plasticine tablet, students are introduced to ancient Mesopotamian writing. Activities include writing simple sentences in cuneiform and examining a reproduced ancient cuneiform tablet.

English

Quilts

By comparing a 19th century quilt sample with a modern version, students explore the technical mastery and traditions of this craft.

English

Feathers

Students are introduced to the concept of flight and classification of feathers, such as down and decorative.

English

Japan: Writing

Using an ink brush, ink stone and ink stick students are introduced to Japanese writing. Other exercises include an examination of Japanese characters, signature seals, and a modern Japanese publication.

English

Japan: Toys & Games

This examination includes playing with contemporary and traditional Japanese toys and games. Activities include drawing a kokeshi (wooden) doll, designing a Japanese kite and learning how to play Jan Ken Pon.

English

Japan: Food

A selection of Japanese dishware and utensils introduces students to traditional and modern Japanese cooking. Areas explored include food preparation, dishware decoration, and learning how to use chopsticks (hashi) and a rice paddle.

English