Royal Ontario Museum Toronto - Looking Faboulous Inside And Outside!
Royal Ontario Museum Toronto is not only a beautiful piece of architecture, but a very interesting place to visit for kids and adults alike.
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Address: 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C
Phone number: 416-586-8000
Admission fee: $24.00 (adults), $21.00 (seniors and students with ID), $16.00 (children).
Hint: Admission fee is half price on Fridays starting at 4:30 pm. On Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm general admission is FREE!
Parking: Lots of parking around
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How to visit Royal Ontario Museum Toronto
ROM has multiple galleries and traveling exhibitions. Some appeal to kids and adults alike, others would be a little boring for kids. If you are visiting with kids, you should go straight to the Natural History Galleries, Hands-on Galleries, or check out the current traveling exhibition, should its subject appeal to your kids. World Culture Galleries are a little hard for kids to take in.
Royal Ontario Museum Toronto - Highlights
Natural History Galleries
You could spend a week all day in these galleries - with kids or without! The most prominent galleries are: the very very scary Bat Cave filled with sounds and spooky bats and other night creatures; the Gallery of Birds with hundreds of birds displayed in flight; Reed Gallery of the Age of Mammals and my son's favorite Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs.
The skeletons of mammals and dinosaurs are partly real and partly reconstructed - you can see on a sign nearby which part is which!
If you are visiting Royal Ontario Museum with kids, you shouldn't miss the hands-on galleries, where kids can touch objects, pretend to be paleontologists and dig out dinosaur skeletons in large boxes filled with sand; try on various costumes. In Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity there are multiple drawers that kids can look into and explore the diversity of animals. Kids will find eggs, dry butterflies and other insects, stuffed little creatures. Younger kids can play with animal-themed puzzles or dinosaur toys.
World Culture Galleries
This is definitely a place for those who get a kick out of history and culture in different parts of the world. Not recommended for kids - they will lose patience and will never want to go back! You can find there exhibits (figurines, everyday objects, dishes, paintings, costumes, deities, etc) from China, Korea, Egypt, and other countries. My favorite was definitely the Gallery of Egypt with a real mummy!
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