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, March 1, 2015

ROM Daytime (formerly Contexts)
Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 11:00 - 13:00

The earliest settlement documented in Toronto was 17th century Teiaiagon, located at the first portage stop on the Humber River, now overlaid by the Baby Point neighbourhood in Bloor West. But what of the 10,000 years of history that came before? The ROM’s artifacts from Toronto reveal tantalizing slices of this ancient story - the most mysterious featured in this presentation by the keeper of the collection.

Friday, March 27, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

Using contemporary Western life as a point of departure, Douglas Coupland--along with a panel of astute observers of the challenges and conditions of our current world--contemplates the future and what it might hold.

ROM 100 Speaks Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:00

ROM 100 Speaks is a cutting edge series that offers adults an opportunity to participate in learning and discovery through memorable once in a lifetime lecture experiences.

People in hard hats gather around to examine a small core sample from a tree, with a forest in the background
Sunday, April 5, 2015 | 11:00 - 16:00

Come and join us Sunday, April 5th to learn about Forests Ontario, an organization dedicated to the renewal and stewardship of Ontario's forests.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 11:30 - 13:30

Brunch, Talk, and Tour with Karen von Hahn

What do we mean when we talk about "material" or "consumer" culture?

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Ontario.  Photo courtesy of the Aga Khan Museum.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | 09:00 - 17:00
SOLD OUT
Please call the Programs Department at 416.586.5797 to be placed on the waiting list.
 
ROM Natural History staff examine specimens brought to an id clinic.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 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.

 

ROM Daytime (formerly Contexts)
Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 11:00 - 13:00

Last May, two blue whales died in the Gulf of St. Lawrence ice pack and washed ashore on the doorstep of two small communities on the west coast of Newfoundland.  This talk will discuss how this tragic event was turned into a positive educational and research opportunity.

ROM excavations at Yazdigird's Seraglio in Iran revealed that the ruins were once something different than others thought.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 11:00 - 12:00

Exclusively for ROM Members.  Registration is required as space is limited.  No waiting list.

Dr. Keall will share highlights of the ROM's expedition at Qal’eh-i Yazdigird and sets the site in the context of the Silk Roads network of land routes and shipping lanes. The caravan cities of Palmyra and Dura Europos in Syria are featured in the new display, A  Warlord's Stronghold: Mystery on the Silk Road opening February 2015.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 09:00 - 16:00

Join us for an illustrated lecture by Doug Purdon, Toronto artist and lecturer. He presents regular workshops on art subjects at the University of Toronto. In the past 20 years, the art world has changed.