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.

What's New

Category: Blog Post
Photo of people taking photos in the Rotunda at the Royal Ontario Museum
After weeks of planning Lexie and I hosted our first #emptyROM tour this morning! We loved the MET's version and thought it would be a great way to show our community what it is like to come to work early in the morning everyday!
 
Category: Event
The Secret Lives of Animals: The Reproductive World of Common Critters

Delve into the weird and wonderful world of animal reproductive behaviour with ROM Educator Bethany Kempster in this day-long workshop for adults only. From hermaphroditic fish to duck penises, explore the ROM's galleries and collections and hear stories you won't believe. If you've ever wondered about animal sex, this workshop is for you!

Category: Blog Post

What an exciting time for the ROM. This week there is so much to see and do. With the beautiful weather we are able to enjoy it is a great time to get out and visit the Royal Ontario Museum.