Current Exhibitions

Pompeii: In the shadow of the volcanoe
Canadian premiere exhibition tells the dramatic story of a city frozen in time.
Illustration of the new Dinosaur by Danielle Dufault.
A new dinosaur has been discovered--with a strange feature never seen before!
Viva Mexico! Clothing and Culture
The vibrant costumes of Mexico explode with colour and bold Mexican style!
Dunkleosteus intermedius
A display of spectacular pieces in anticipation of the new Dawn of Life gallery.
"The Peacock Skirt", Plate V from "Salome" by Oscar Wilde (English, 1854-1900) Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (English, 1872 –1898) Lithograph printed on wove paper London, England 1894 Gift of Sir William C.C Van Horne 946x97.7.5
Explore a pivotal period of innovation and experimentation.
Image: Jane Ash Poitras, Buffalo Seed. Mixed media, oil on canvas, 2004.
Four paintings explore colonialism and traditional knowledge of the therapeutic properties and spiritual significance of plants

Upcoming Exhibitions

Discover Canada's rich editorial cartoon history.

Online Exhibitions

The Burgess Shale: The Virtual Museum of Canada
Take an online dive into a 500-million-year-old sea  
ROM Rotunda
Over 300 of our artifacts have been captured in extraordinary detail on the Google Art Project, which allows visitors to virtually tour ROM galleries and curate their own digital collections.

Past Exhibitions