Don’t just come to the ROM - experience your Museum!

Want more ROM? Go beyond artifacts and experience the ROM with special events and programming for those who want to know more. Each of the ROM’s Centres for Discovery focuses specifically on what interests you. Engage in discussions with academics and enthusiasts at a variety of symposia. Go behind the scenes and ask questions at Curator’s Corner, where ROM curators and researchers share their adventures from around the world. Fascinating ROM lectures by subject matter experts are sure to feed your curiosity about our planet – from nature and science to world cultures.

Mark your calendars and join us October 2014 for a new season of ROM Friday Night Live, where events after dark mix culture and nightlife to create a whole new, energized downtown Toronto experience.

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Lectures, Courses & Workshops, Special Events

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A collage of tropical plants, animals, fungi and landscapes.
Sunday, February 1, 2015 | 11:00 - 16:00

Come and join us Sunday, Feruary 1st to learn about the Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation (COTERC).

Chef Pierre Thiam
Friday, February 6, 2015 | 18:00 - 21:00

Please call the Programs Department at 416.586.5797 to be placed on the waiting list.

ROM Friday Night Live - Toronto's unique evening out
Friday, February 6, 2015 | 19:00

Toronto's most unique social destination: with eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music and unexpected experiences, every event brings new surprises!

The Coming of Christ. Bloor Street United Church (Huron Street).
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | 13:00 - 14:30


Exclusively for ROM Members.
Registration is required as space is limited. No waiting list.

Visit the Gothic Revival Bloor Street United Church and view mid-20th century stained glass by Celtic Studio, focusing on the Great South Window.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 11:00 - 11:45

Free with Museum admission. No registration required. Please drop in.

Through a Lens Darkly
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People: A documentary about how African American communities have used the cameras as a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present.

ROM Speaks Lecture Series
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

A unique and provocative series, only at the Royal Ontario Museum. Attend post event receptions, meet like-minded individuals and engage in though provoking discussion.

ROM Natural History staff examine specimens brought to an id clinic.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 16:00 - 17:30

Visitors with rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, or suspected meteorites can have them identified at these special id clinics, held six times a year. These clinics are free, however NO appraisals will be done.


Kid Capri
Sunday, February 22, 2015 | 14:00 - 17:00

Free.  RSVP Required.

ROM 100 Speaks Lecture Series
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:00

ROM 100 Speaks is a cutting edge series that offers adults an opportunity to participate in learning and discovery through memorable once in a lifetime lecture experiences.