Lectures, Courses & Workshops, Special Events

Friday, April 18, 2014

ROM Natural History staff examine specimens brought to an id clinic.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 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.

Dorothy Burnham mounting costume
Friday, April 25, 2014 | 17:00 - 18:30

Paid Pre-registration is required.

This year, the ROM's Textiles Department will be 75 years old. Please join us for a presentation by John Vollmer that will focus on the first 50 years with an emphasis on the three founders: Dorothy Kay MacDonald (Burnham), Katherine Beatrice Maw (Betty Brett) and Harold B. Burnham.

Forbidden City, Photo Credit: Dr. Chen Shen
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 10:00 - 15:00

Bishop White Committee Symposium

Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 10:00 - 16:00

The ROM and the China Institute in America have partnered to provide a full-day professional learning workshop for Grade 4-12 educators dedicated to using the Forbidden City to bring Chinese history and culture into the classroom.  

Feed Your Brain
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun May 11 2014 except Sun Apr 20 2014, Sun May 04 2014.
Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 10:30 - 12:30
Sunday, May 11, 2014 | 10:30 - 12:30

Delve into 20th-century design through the ROM's remarkable collections. Learn design principles and engage with your surroundings in a new way.

Feed Your Brain
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun May 11 2014 except Sun Apr 20 2014, Sun May 04 2014.
Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30
Sunday, May 11, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30

Journey through the ROM's magical collections, built up over a century. Connect to previous ages as you touch 150-million-year-old fossils and ancient Egyptian objects.

Learn in the most inspirational classroom in Toronto - the ROM!
Repeats every week every Sunday 5 times except Sun Apr 20 2014, Sun May 04 2014.
Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30
Sunday, May 11, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30

Appreciate the beauty of nature as you sketch birds, mammals, reptiles and fishes using a variety of techniques and materials.

Feed Your Brain
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun May 11 2014 except Sun Apr 20 2014, Sun May 04 2014.
Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30
Sunday, May 11, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30

A passion for fashion? This course is for you! Look at fashion through the first century of the ROM’s existence and discuss the start of the ROM’s Textile and Costume department.

Feed Your Brain
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun May 11 2014 except Sun Apr 20 2014, Sun May 04 2014.
Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30
Sunday, May 11, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30

Dinosaurs aren’t just for the young! Start with the basics and then find out those things you always wanted to know - from Jurassic Park to feathered dinosaurs.

Feed Your Brain
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun May 11 2014 except Sun Apr 20 2014, Sun May 04 2014.
Sunday, March 30, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30
Sunday, May 11, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30

The powerful Dowager Empress has ruled China for decades - but now foreign pressures are changing everything. Hear the human stories behind the objects on display in our celebrated Chinese galleries.