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 Fall 2015  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, August 29, 2015

Black and white image of three women
Repeats every month on the 1 of July, August, September, October until Fri Oct 16 2015 .
Saturday, August 1, 2015 | 15:00 - 16:00
Thursday, October 1, 2015 | 15:00 - 16:00

We have launched a community archive project, The Family Camera, which will collect and preserve family photographs and their stories in the ROM’s collection.

Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Sep 25 2015 .
Friday, August 14, 2015 | 16:30 - 20:30
Friday, September 25, 2015 | 16:30 - 20:30

Did you know the ROM offers discounted general admission on Fridays after 4:30 pm? Make an evening of it, and join us for ROM Summer Fridays until September 25, 2015.  

St. Lawrence Hall, Toronto. Photo Courtesy Paul Vaculik.
Sunday, September 6, 2015 | 14:00 - 15:30

Join us and discover on this special walk new perspectives on the Town of York later to become the City of Toronto through the stories of the people who lived, worked and built the town.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 | 11:00 - 13:00

ROM Daytime is a must attend event!

Free with Museum Admission, this series brings experts in the fields of archaeology, natural history, biodiversity, world art and contemporary culture to share new discoveries, amazing artifacts and cutting edge science in a fascinating series of Daytime lectures.

Lectures are followed by a short reception with coffee and treats, and exclusive guided access to some of the ROM's newest exhibits!

Assistant Curator of Mammals Burton Lim with a bat specimen in Guyana (Photo: Joshua See)
Thursday, September 10, 2015 | 12:00 - 12:30

Join our scientists in the field in Sri Lanka as they complete the first small mammal study since 1935!

Toll Keeper's Cottage, Toronto
Sunday, September 13, 2015 | 14:00 - 15:30
The Secret Lives of Animals: The Reproductive World of Common Critters
Sunday, September 20, 2015 | 10:30 - 15:30

Delve into the weird and wonderful world of animal reproductive behaviour with ROM Educator Bethany Kempster in this day-long workshop for adults only.

Worn Exhibition Installation photo
Sunday, September 20, 2015 | 14:30 - 15:00
FREE. Included with Museum admission.
ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:00

Join us as we celebrate 400 years of vibrant Francophone culture in Ontario.

Produced in association with

ROM Speaks Kitchen Conversations
Friday, September 25, 2015 | 20:00 - 22:00

Explore the world of ancient Pompeii with an evening of food and drink inspired by the ROM's exhibition Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano at one of Toronto's premiere restaurants, Peter Pan.