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 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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

This summer, the ROM welcomes the opening of the greatly anticipated special exhibition Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano.

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

Join us for an extraordinary performance of traditional Italian music inspired by the land of Pompeii. La Scala trained tenor Franceso Pellegrino, accompanied by a host of traditional Italian instrumentalists.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 16:00 - 20:00

The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) will hold its 17th biennial meeting at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, on October 15-17th, 2015.

Wood carving detail
Friday, October 16, 2015 | 08:00 - 17:00

The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) will hold its 17th biennial meeting at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, on October 15-17th, 2015.

Wood carving detail
Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 08:30 - 16:00

The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) will hold its 17th biennial meeting at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, on October 15-17th, 2015.

Worn Dialogues: Gallery Conversations
Sunday, October 18, 2015 | 12:30 - 14:00

FREE. RSVP Required.

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:00

From the perspective of the Asian collections at the British Museum, Dr. Michael Willis reflects on the question of the ‘sacred object’ in the ‘secular space’ of the museum.

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

The Smithsonian Institute's Benjamin Andrews takes us on a journey through explosive volcanic eruptions such as that seen at Pompeii in 79 AD. Hear his take on the impact of volcanic activities on regional and global environments, and human societies.

ROM Speaks Kitchen Conversations
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 18:00 - 21:00

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

Spectacular Jellyfish
Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 08:30 - 17:30

Come with ROMbus and see an exotic kaleidoscope of marine life, giant pacific octopuses, stingrays, jellyfish, seahorses and clown fish. View aquatic galleries from Canada to the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific.