Current Exhibitions

Pompeii: In the shadow of the volcanoe
Canadian premiere exhibition tells the dramatic story of a city frozen in time.
Maps, Borders and Mobility in Africa
Maps, Borders and Mobility in Africa reflects upon the Berlin Conference, a critical event in African history
Viva Mexico! Clothing and Culture
The vibrant costumes of Mexico explode with colour and bold Mexican style!
Illustration of the new Dinosaur by Danielle Dufault.
A new dinosaur has been discovered--with a strange feature never seen before!
Dunkleosteus intermedius
A display of spectacular pieces in anticipation of the new Dawn of Life gallery.
Found in more than a dozen tiny pieces, this reconstructed "mini-pot" has incised shoulder decoration typical of Late Woodland period ceramics in Ontario. Some scholars suggest that mini-pots may have been practice pots made by children.
Do you know what lies beneath your feet? 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Dale Chihuly, Persian Ceiling
Experience groundbreaking explorations in colour, light, and form by Dale Chihuly—a pioneer of the studio glass movement and considered to be one of the world’s foremost artists working in glass today.

Online Exhibitions

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.
The Burgess Shale: The Virtual Museum of Canada
Take an online dive into a 500-million-year-old sea  

Past Exhibitions