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.


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ROM Sleepovers: Experience the Museum in the dark!

Experience the ultimate backstage museum pass at the ROM. Start the night off right with a special movie screening. Wonder at the great diversity of life on earth and how everything is interconnected as you enjoy exclusive, after-hours access to the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity.

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Photo collage of eyes of a variety of different animals.

Why are zebras striped, snakes smooth, and male lions maned? There's so much to learn from and discover about the wonders of wildlife! Get a one-of-a-kind tour of our Schad Gallery of Biodiversity and Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit from one of our stellar educators and be inspired by the incredible selection of animals we have on display. Then get up close with rarely seen specimens from our zoology collections.

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Sean with a snapping turtle