Programs

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

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Stained glass displayed in the ROM European gallery, from left: Death of St Nicholas (16th century), Saint Catherine of Alexandria (14th century), Donor Panel (late 14th, early 15th century).
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | 13:00 - 14:30

Exclusively for ROM Members.  Registration is required as space is limited.

Members will view 700 years of stained glass history including the St. Nicholas and St. Catherine stained glass windows in the ROM's Samuel European Galleries, the Church of the Redeemer and the Lillian Massey Building.

ROM Natural History staff examine specimens brought to an id clinic.
Wednesday, October 15, 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.

Learn in the most inspirational classroom in Toronto - the ROM!
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 23 2014 .
Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 10:30 - 12:30
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 10:30 - 12:30

The exponential explosion of scientific discoveries in the last century has irrevocably changed the way we understand and live in our world today. Unimaginable a few centuries ago, the consequence of our quest for knowledge is still unfolding today.

Learn in the most inspirational classroom in Toronto - the ROM!
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 23 2014 .
Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 10:30 - 12:30
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 10:30 - 12:30

How does the art of a culture communicate their most coveted morals and customs?

Learn in the most inspirational classroom in Toronto - the ROM!
Repeats every week every Sunday 6 times .
Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30

Keep the spirit of World Pride alive with this tantalizing course which explores same-sex desire in the past. In an often oppressive world, and one before Grindr and chat-up apps, how did hookups happen? Sexy poetry, painted pottery and lovingly prepared burials suggest intimate stories.

Learn in the most inspirational classroom in Toronto - the ROM!
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 23 2014 .
Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30

Examine the traditional methods of constructing clothing in 6 fun-filled sessions! Engaging lectures, highlighted by gallery visits and artifacts, examine the evolution of straight cutting, draping, made to shape and tailoring, seen through historical, cultural and fashion lenses.

Learn in the most inspirational classroom in Toronto - the ROM!
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 23 2014 .
Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30

In 2014, we are still facing many issues concerning Indigenous people in Canada. What is the historical background to these complicated and challenging problems?

Learn in the most inspirational classroom in Toronto - the ROM!
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 23 2014 .
Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30

Succumb to the magic of fascinating and beautiful objects as we look in-depth at some of the ROM’s best-loved treasures. We’ll explore a different gallery each week and get the inside scoop on the artifacts and specimens--and the stories behind them.

Learn in the most inspirational classroom in Toronto - the ROM!
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 23 2014 .
Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30

Sketch your way through the ROM's diverse collections! Accompanied by a trusty pencil, discover Chinese temple art, the dinosaurs, European art, the art of Canada's First Peoples, plus bird and animal subjects.

Learn in the most inspirational classroom in Toronto - the ROM!
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 23 2014 .
Sunday, October 19, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | 13:30 - 16:30

This isn’t the science you learned in school (even if it is, it's guaranteed to be much more fun)!