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: Event
View of the Tokumm Creek at Marble Canyon

Join us for our next Goolge+ Hangout on Air where we'll chat with Dr. Jean-Bernard Caron about his new discoveries in Kootenay National Park

Category: Exhibition
Textile reproduction of a fly.

Textile interpretations of some of our most iconic objects

Category: Exhibition
Detail of illustrated manuscript.

Celebrating a century of collecting at the Royal Ontario Museum.