Adult Programs

ROM Daytime

NEW!  Starting in January 2015, ROM Daytime (formerly Contexts) will take place on the last Thursday of the month.

Come to the ROM to hear experts in the fields of archaeology, natural history, biodiversity, world art and contemporary culture.  Speakers will share new discoveries, amazing artifacts and cutting edge science in a fascinating series of monthly lectures that are included with museum admission.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lecture in Eaton Theatre

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Tea & Coffee in Theatre Rotunda

Note: Assistive listening devices and ASL interpretation are available on request. ASL interpretation requires three weeks advance notice.

ROM Daytime lectures are supported by The Currelly Society


Thursday June 25, 2015

The Making of Pompeii

Explore the process behind the ROM's newest blockbuster Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano through the eyes of those who created it.  Join lead curator Paul Denis as he talks about the creation of this spectacular exhibition.  This talk will be followed by guided tours of the exhibit by ROM contributors Kate Cooper, Kay Sunahara, Katherine Dunnell and Paul Denis.

Speaker: Paul Denis

Programs are subject to change.


ROM Daytime takes a break during the summer.  Please check back for more information on the 2015/2016 ROM Daytime lecture series starting in September 2015!


Past ROM Daytime Lectures

Thursday January 29, 2015
Defining Conservation Photography: A Focus on Protected Lands 
Speaker:  Neil Ever Osborne

Thursday February 26, 2015
A Man of the Cloth: Charles Currelly as Pioneering Textile Collector
Speaker: Sarah Fee

Thursday March 26, 2015
Traces of the last 10,000 years in Toronto
Speaker: April Hawkins

Thursday April 30, 2015
Big Blue Whale Bones: How to Get Them Home
Speaker:  Burton Lim

Thursday May 28, 2015
Digging Up a Dinosaur Icon: The ROM Triceratops Project
Speaker: David Evans


  • Thursday, June 25, 2015
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Royal Ontario Museum

Meet in Gloria Chen Court

Bloor Street (main entrance)

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American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available for all ROM lectures with at least three weeks advance notice.  Please, email to request the service.

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