ROM Biodiversity

ROM Biodiversity

Biodiversity means life.  It includes every living thing, from mosquitoes to rhinoceros to giant redwoods. Biodiversity also refers to the complex interactions among living things: it is the interconnected web of living systems, ranging from microscopic life on a single leaf of a tree to the ecosystem of a rain forest to the ecology of an immense region to the entire Planet. They are all their own systems. And they are all interconnected

ROM Biodiversity is a leading resource for understanding and conserving our natural world.

 

What's New

Category: Event
Learn the ins and outs of mummification, sniff smelly minerals, learn how volcanos explode and meet a creepy crawler all while having gross amounts of fun!

Are you ready for 8 Saturdays full of ooey, gooey, icky, sticky, slimy, smelly and awe-inspiring adventures? Try your hand at creepy crafts, revolting recipes and squishy science experiments. You’ll learn the ins and outs of mummification, sniff smelly minerals, learn how volcanos explode and meet a creepy crawler all while having gross amounts of fun! Get ready to discover amazing facts from history and nature that are guaranteed to make your skin crawl! 

Category: Event
The Museum's galleries will set the scene for re-enacting stories of ambitious animals and eager explorers!

Take a journey across the continents as you listen to wondrous tales from around the world! The Museum's galleries will set the scene for re-enacting stories of ambitious animals and eager explorers, and spur you on to spin your own tales of wonder!

Note: Child must be 4 years old on the first day of camp to register.

Category: Blog Post
Honey Bees clustered in a hive

Guest blog by Antonia Guidotti, Entomology Technician 

ROM visitors love the live hive of European Honey Bees in the Hands-on Biodiversity Gallery. The queen bee is currently “spotted” with a bright green dot. As long as she is near the front of the display, visitors can find her, and receive an “I found the Queen Bee” sticker.