ROM Earth & Space

The ROM is an essential destination for understanding the Earth and our Solar System. Meteorites, rocks, precious minerals and gems contribute to one of the finest museum collections on display anywhere. In total, over 4.5 billion years of history are represented at the ROM in almost 3,000 exceptional specimens originating from all over the Earth, from the Moon… and beyond.

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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! 

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A close up view of the beautiful mineral, labradorite.

Rock around the ROM as you examine minerals, rocks and meteorites in the museum’s Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth’s Treasures, and beyond. What’s the hardest substance on earth? Do gems have healing properties? How can you identify a space rock? And where do fossils fit in the picture? Two weeks at the School of Rocks and you’ll graduate with flying colours.

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A diamond like gemstone on a black background

At 900 carats, this magnificent gemstone is the world's largest faceted specimen of the mineral cerussite.