Lectures, Courses & Workshops, Special Events

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hosoda Eisui (fl. 1790–1823), Wakashu with a Shoulder Drum. Sir Edmund Walker Collection
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 19:00 - 20:00

Four hundred years ago in Japan, male youths, called wakashu, were the objects of sexual desire for women and men.

ROMSpeaks Kitchen Conversations
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 19:00 - 21:30

Join Certified Advanced Sake Professional Michael Tremblay at the Royal Ontario Museum for this formal guided tasting and introduction to sake, designed to demystify and engage.

Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Jun 24 2016 .
Friday, April 29, 2016 | 19:00 - 23:00
Friday, June 24, 2016 | 19:00 - 23:00

ROM Friday Night Live, Toronto's most unique social destination, will be back April 29 to celebrate #ROMInk. Join us for a night of drinks, food, and live music - all while dancing among our fossils and rubbing elbows with history.

ROM Speaks
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 19:00 - 20:00

In this engaging and personal documentary, filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril examines the lost practice of tattooing amongst Inuit women in Northern Canada.  Following the screening, Arnaquq-Baril will be joined by Inuit Activist and recipient of the Order of

Repeats every week every Friday 6 times except Fri May 20 2016.
Friday, May 13, 2016 | 13:30 - 15:30
Friday, June 24, 2016 | 13:30 - 15:30

Meet other parents and caregivers and enjoy adult learning and conversation in a baby-friendly atmosphere at the ROM!

Tree of Life - New Year's Card
Sunday, May 15, 2016 | 10:30 - 15:30

Explore the origins of Monotheistic traditions in this day-long workshop. From  Mesopotamia and Egypt, to the World of Pompeii, the ROM's galleries and hands-on collections will inspire you to delve deep into the ancient origins of the Jewish tradition.

Coloured Gems - A Stained Glass Tour of Toronto
Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 08:30 - 18:00

We will be continuing our tours of Toronto's stained glass gems from notable historic to contemporary creations led by Sarah Hall, RCA renowned stained glass artist. Learn about various stained glass techniques and about the exceptional artists who created these windows.

Friday, May 27, 2016 | 18:00 - 19:45


Tickets available to Members April 28.
Tickets available to General Public April 30.

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Mausoleum. Photo courtesy Paul Vaculik.
Sunday, June 5, 2016 | 14:00 - 15:30

In one of Toronto’s largest cemeteries, we will stroll through a beautiful landscape and enjoy the stories of people who were influential in the growth of Toronto during the Victorian era. We will explore symbols of that time on the monuments and mausoleums.

ROM Speaks
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 19:00 - 20:00

Join internationally renowned scholar Joshua Mostow as he explores the roles of gender, sexuality and erotic art in Japanese culture, from the Edo period and beyond.