Saturday Morning Club

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Paint a masterpiece, build an empire and explore the world—before lunch!

One of the city’s most creative and diverse camps for 76 years, we offer an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs inspired by the collections and research of our world-class museum. The ROM’s fascinating galleries, authentic artifacts and outstanding professional staff guarantee that our camp experience will be hard to beat!

Every fall, winter and spring children will enjoy 8 Saturdays of fun-filled, educational adventures in the ROM's inspiring galleries.

Dates & Course Schedule

  • Winter: Saturdays, January 10 - March 7, 2015 (Excludes Feb 14), 8 weeks, 9 am - 12 Noon
  • Spring: Saturdays, April 11 - June 6, 2015 (Excludes May 23), 8 weeks, 9 am 12 Noon
Ages Winter Session Spring Session
5 Once Upon a Time Time Bandits
6 to 7 Dig This! Jurassic Jaunts
6 to 7 Wild About Art Myths, Monsters & More
8 to 10 Wildlife Wonders Clay Combo
8 to 10 My Museum StarQuest
10 to 14 Portfolio Primers Eco Ambassadors
10 to 14 Dungeons & Dragons Dungeons & Dragons

Feedback about Saturday Morning Club:

  • "I guess I knew we had a winner when my daughter said she wanted to be a palaeontologist when she grows up. She didn't even know that word before camp."
  • "Can’t say enough about how wonderful the SMC program is. My daughter is always excited to come and wishes she could do it everyday!!"
  • "The best things about SMC are activities that accompany the lesson – my child has come home excited to talk about stories read, different art materials used, etc."
  • "He gets to learn and explore with professional educators and his friends."

Saturday Morning Club is generously supported by the Philip and Berthe Morton Foundation.

ROM Children's & Family programs aim to be accessible to all participants, regardless of their learning styles or abilities and we offer upon request a variety of communication supports and accessible formats.  To discuss your specific learning needs or to request accommodations, please call us at 416.586.5797, or email programs@rom.on.ca with at least three weeks advance notice. Our staff will work with you to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

 	Burton & Isabelle Pipistrelle, (paper), Denise Dias and Tara Winterhalt, 2011
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Mar 07 2015 except Sat Feb 14 2015.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00

Join us in an imaginary world where anything can happen! As a brave knight, a bold explorer or a clever trickster from the animal kingdom, you’ll step into the pages of much loved tales from around the world.

Slab of labradorite showing colour zoning, light grey background
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Mar 07 2015 except Sat Feb 14 2015.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00

Dig into the natural world and ancient history and discover what buried treasures lie below us!

Yellow Warbler, Dendroica petechia
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Mar 07 2015 except Sat Feb 14 2015.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00

Travel through the Museum’s diverse animal galleries, explore your own backyard, and peer at nature’s oddest critters.  You’ll gain a fresh perspective on the patterns and textures in nature and plenty of inspiration for your own artistic creations.

Image by Pedro Benardo!
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Mar 07 2015 except Sat Feb 14 2015.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00

Why are zebras striped, snakes smooth, and male lions maned? There's so much to learn from and discover about the wonders of wildlife! Be inspired by the incredible selection of animals we have on display and get up close with rarely seen specimens from our zoology collections.

Michael Lee-Chin Crystal lit in vibrant colours to celebrate the Architectural Opening, June 2007
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Mar 07 2015 except Sat Feb 14 2015.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00

Every object has a story. Now’s your chance to tell it! Stretch your imagination as you explore ROM galleries and tell the story of your museum.  Use storytelling, art and drama as you interact with the Museum's amazing collections and build your own adventures around them.

Armed only your wits, dice and imagination- prepare for Dungeons & Dragons!
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Mar 07 2015 except Sat Feb 14 2015.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00

Learn about legends, monsters, scrolls, and weapons from the actual cultures and artifacts upon which Dungeons & Dragons-style games are based. Use your imagination to bring it all to life while playing an on-going campaign in the ROM-inspired world of Elaran.

Past groups have made magnificent murals. What will we make this time?!
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Mar 07 2015 except Sat Feb 14 2015.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00

Build your portfolio as you find inspiration from the ROM’s diverse galleries. Learn the fundamentals of art techniques from drawing to printmaking and get comfortable with various media including pencil, pastel, and paint.

Young girl trying on medieval armour.
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Jun 06 2015 except Sat May 23 2015.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00
Saturday, June 6, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00

Spend your spring days caught in a time warp. Climb into your time machine and discover a few billion years of history right under your nose!  Colourful collages and dazzling drawings will help you to capture each day’s voyage.

The impressive Deinonychus antirrhopus!
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Jun 06 2015 except Sat May 23 2015.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00
Saturday, June 6, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00

Calling all dinosaur hunters! Hear stories of incredible dinosaur finds, handle real fossils, learn casting techniques, and recreate your own prehistoric environment.

Pendent, Dragon form (Jade), Zhou Dynasty, China, 5th century BC
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Jun 06 2015 except Sat May 23 2015.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00
Saturday, June 6, 2015 | 09:00 - 12:00

Prepare for an adventure of mythical proportions. From fire breathing dragons and fickle fairies, to heroic adventurers and sneaky tricksters, you’ll discover the ancient origins of your favourite myths, monsters, and more.