Kids Events

Explore, wonder, grow!

Family programs and activities connect with visitors of all ages, and provide lasting Museum experiences for young, curious minds.  

Every visit to the ROM is filled with fun for the young (and young at heart).  Childen will enjoy thier visit in the Hands-on Galleries exploring ROM collections with gallery facilitators, interactive displays, touchable specimens and more! Plus, discover the Top 10 ROM Family Favourite (PDF).

Perfect for the curious and creative child, Saturday Morning Club offers fun-filled, educational adventures in the ROM's fascinating galleries and learning labs. If you are planning a family visit, find tons of fun and inspiring drop-in programs at ROMkids weekends or bunk down for the night at our popular ROM Sleepovers.

The Explorers' Club is the ultimate experience for young Museum Members. Children receive their own passport, mailings and can attend special events.

ROMkids is aimed at children and youth 16 and under. For offerings geared to families see family events.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

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.

 	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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Mar 07 2015 except Sat Feb 14 2015.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 13:00 - 15:00
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 13:00 - 15:00

Advance Registration Window:
ROM RPC/YPC Members: November 10 & 11
ROM Member: November 12 & 13
Public: November 14

Theme: Big & Small

ROM Sleepovers: Experience the Museum in the dark!
Friday, January 16, 2015 | 17:00 - Saturday, January 17, 2015 | 10:00

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

Pendent, Dragon form (Jade), Zhou Dynasty, China, 5th century BC
Friday, January 23, 2015 | 09:00 - 16:00

Myths and Monsters
From Greek centaurs to Chinese dragons and all the beasts in between, today we’ll use science to explain the origins of these mixed up creatures.