Saturday, April 2; 7:30 Lecture only; Members $60; Public $65; Reception SOLD OUT
Acclaimed primatologist, environmentalist & UN Messenger of Peace Dr. Jane Goodall marks the 50th anniversary of her pioneering research on the behaviour of chimpanzees, with stories from her time in the field, reflections on conservation issues, and reasons for hope for the planet’s future. For more information and tickets please visit click here.
Friday, April 8; 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm; FREE with museum admission Everyone knows our ecosystem is in crisis, but we can bring back the natural order of things, one garden at a time. That’s the hopeful, empowering message Douglas Tallamy, Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, delivers as he shows us how to look at our gardens in a completely different way. His unbridled enthusiasm for the beauty and usefulness of helpful bugs and critters and the native plants that support them will make you change your mind about what belongs in your patch. Don’t miss this engaging speaker who has been wowing them on the US lecture circuit.
Friday, April 8; 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm; FREE with museum admission
Everyone knows our ecosystem is in crisis, but we can bring back the natural order of things, one garden at a time. That’s the hopeful, empowering message Douglas Tallamy, Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, delivers as he shows us how to look at our gardens in a completely different way. His unbridled enthusiasm for
the beauty and usefulness of helpful bugs and critters and the native plants that support them will make you change your mind about what belongs in your patch. Don’t miss this engaging speaker who has been wowing them on the US lecture circuit.
Friday, April 8; 5:00 pm; Child $75.00, Adult $75.00, Adult - Member $67.50, Child - Member $67.50, Adult - Group 10+ $67.50, Child - Group 10+ $67.50
Experience the ultimate backstage museum pass at the ROM. Start the night off right with a special movie screening. Afterwards, wonder at this once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy exclusive, after-hours access to the new Water exhibit and discover our world's most precious natural resource. Then, build a sea animal for home, before bunking down for a giant sleepover (after PJ karaoke and a midnight snack of course) and dream of our friendly neighbours who live in the great deep blue. Wake up to explore the great diversity of life on Earth by visiting the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity and the newly renovated Bat Cave.
April 16 - 17, 12 pm - 4 pm; FREE with museum admission
Renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman invites all Canadian youth to go outside and "get to know" their wild neighbours. This contest encourages young people to develop a deeper appreciation for their wild neighbours by getting outdoors and creating art, writing, digital photography, and videos. At the ROM’s contest launch, our facilitators will be on hand to help visitors participate by giving them tips on photography, drawing and writing, and explaining contest details.
Saturday April 16 and Sunday April 17; Three shows each day at 11:30 am / 1:30 pm / 3:00 pm;FREE with museum admission.
Saving the environment can be fun and as easy as riding a bike. The ROM welcomes special musical guests Mr. Something Something. You don't want to miss their incredible Sound Cycle Show and you won't be able to stop yourself from moving to their groove. The ROM celebrates the environment with music, film, crafts and games all weekend long and shows you ways to save our planet all year long.
Friday, April 29; 6—8pm; FREE with museum admission
They are lost but not forgotten! Discover the little creeks that once cut across the city to feed the Don and Humber Rivers. Now mostly buried in pipes and sewers, they peek out here and there in fragments of ravines or ditches and sometimes come back to haunt us in our basements! Take a virtual tour of lost Mud Creek and find out more about the creeks under your backyard through this mini-lecture and interactive learning stations.
Friday, April 22; 6–8pm; FREE with museum admission
Built from the surrounding bedrock and inhabited by native and far-flung flora and fauna, a city hides its natural origins in plain sight. Take a virtual nature walk from Queen and John to King and Simcoe Streets through images and interactive learning stations. Discover how nature unfolds amid towers and taxicabs. Become an urban naturalist and see the city with new eyes.
Saturdays, April 2 - June 4 (excludes Apr 23 & May 21); 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Public $215; Members $195
We all have a part to play in the care of our planet. Through the ROM’s galleries, learn how life is diverse, interrelated, and in crisis. Travel through ecosystems and study the interconnections of species and habitats. Visit the new Water exhibit and learn all about this precious resource. Then see how your daily decisions can make a difference in the conservation of our environment. How can you be an ambassador for the environment every day?
Saturdays, April 2 - June 4 (excludes Apr 23 & May 21); 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Public $215;Members $195
Ahoy there, mateys! It’s time for an ocean adventure! Using the ROM’s galleries and the new Water exhibit, we’ll discover the secrets of the waters that cover most of our planet. Join us as we explore all things ocean, including underwater creatures, birds and the legends that only such a wild frontier can hold.
April 13, 2011 at 7 pm; Public: $15; ROM Members: $12
Learn of the controversy over the role of pollution from the oil sands industry in causing cancer deaths in Fort Chipewyan on the Athabasca River in Alberta, what action has been taken, and the issues that must be addressed by future monitoring in order to develop the oil sands without jeopardizing the river or people downstream.
April 21, 2011; 1 – 6pm; FREE, Does not include Museum admission
Curators and scientists share their research on aquatic ecosystems from around the world with keynote speaker Dr. John P. Smol, FRSC Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change at Queen's University and Editor, Environmental Reviews.
Friday April 15; 6-8pm
Once pristine glacial meltwaters, the rivers that flow through Toronto into Lake Ontario have suffered heavily during the “good old days” of the last two centuries. This interactive presentation focuses on one river, the Don and its numerous tributaries through images and interactive learning stations. Discover how government, organizational and individual initiatives are improving conditions and how you can help. Then together, we will glimpse into the promise of an even better tomorrow.
Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 - 8:00 pm; Public $15.00, Members $12.00
One of Canada’s leading astronomers investigates the new space hunt that could redefine what it means to be human. After thousands of years of musings and a century of false claims, astronomers have found hundreds of planets around other stars since 1995. These surprising discoveries have challenged many previously held views. Is life filled planet Earth the exception or the norm? Astronomers expect to find alien earths by the dozens within the next few years. If they succeed, the ramifications for all areas of human thought and endeavour will be revolutionary.
April 28 and June 23
The ROM partners with the Ocean Wise program* to pair celebrity chefs with local fisherman and wineries spotlighting sustainable fish and seafood production.
ROM Members receive 10% discount on food and non alcoholic beverages