ROM Fossils & Evolution

By discovering, preserving and studying fossils from around the world, ROM palaeontologists learn how life evolved over time. The more we learn about this deep evolutionary heritage, the more we can appreciate how humans form part of the Earth’s complex fabric of life. ROM research also enables us to reconstruct past ecosystems and large-scale patterns of biodiversity through deep history. This understanding of how ancient organisms both large and small responded to biological and environmental changes contributes to our understanding of climate change and biodiversity loss today.

M.A. Fritz Travel Grant: Two awards will be offered annually to help offset the costs of visiting and studying ROM paleontology collections.

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Category: Blog Post
Museum Monday with Melissa

Friday Night Live, more commonly known as #FNLROM sign up has BEGUN ! For all of the young professionals looking to rub shoulders with the cultured people of the city, there really is no better place to be on a Friday night.

Category: Blog Post
Museum Monday with Melissa

This coming week will be more focused on workshops and learning in creative ways. 

Category: Event
A Family Affair

Join us for an in depth examination of what it means to be human. From early human ancestors to modern day blended families, explore 3.2 million years of social relationships. This course will include hands-on experiences with authentic ancient artifacts, and access to various ROM galleries. From Neanderthals to same-sex marriage, this course will leave you with a new understanding of where we come from, and where our species is headed!