New wing opens at a cost of $1.8m. Staff have their own keys to the new front door and many have a numbered parking space in the courtyard.
The ROM moved quickly when it was given a frozen coelacanth that had been caught live in April 1987. It was displayed in a glass-topped freezer. Once this species was thought to be extinct. Nowadays, you can watch a video of swimming fish in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity.
I have been volunteering for eight years and one of the reasons I am still giving my time is the honey bees. They are so cute and all the visitors just love hearing all about them. I learn something new about them every time I'm here. The people in biodiversity are great too. Happy 100th,...
On August 8, 2013, the ROM was able to participate in making a young boy’s dream come true. Damien was granted his wish of being a palaeontologist for a day! Damien who has been diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, was granted a tour of the Temerty Gallery of Dinosaurs and the...
Most of our domestic dogs came from Toronto families, but Bungy had a different background. (See also "Curator's Work")
John McNeill is appointed Director. Coming to Toronto from a professorship in botany at the University of Ottawa, he has been the Associate Director, Curatorial.Here he speaks of his mandate.
William Thorsell is appointed President and CEO. Soon follows the announcement of the most ambitious renovation yet. The Master Plan costing $200 million is called Renaissance ROM. Here he talks about his arrival at the ROM.
Admission fees jump to $8
As a young lad, I received a family heirloom from my mother. It was a smooth stone tool, greenish in colour, that looked like some sort of chisel. My mother told me that my grandfather had dug the item up while turning over the soil in the vegetable garden behind the family home in Husum, in...
Here is one of the tents with the opening title displayed.