Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

ROM Speaks Nature Lecture Series

Two Golden snub-nosed monkeys. Rhinopithecus rexellana, at Ocean Park, Hong Kong.
© Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark

From fascinating to thought-provoking, ROMSpeaks presents compelling voices on hot topics. Explore engaging issues at the ROM and experience our world, discussed.

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3 Pack Lecture Series

General Public: $55
ROM Members: $50
Teachers: $50
Students: $35
(HST will be added)

To register for all 3 Lectures go to the "Buy Tickets" section on the right side of this page, or call 416.586.5797.

Single Lectures
General Public: $20
ROM Members: $18
Teachers: $18
Students: $15
(HST will be added)

ROMSpeaks Group Experience
Groups of 10 or more are invited to register at discounted rate. Please call ROM Group Sales at 416.586.5801 (ext 2) or email groupsales@rom.on.ca. For more information on group visits click here.

Lectures include post-event reception with 1 host drink.
For full abstracts, visit the event pages below.


JAN 23
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Keynote: Photo Ark

Join acclaimed wildlife photographer Joel Sartore as he shares his ground-breaking journey to create the National Geographic Photo Ark.  His emotional and humble portraits of nature's incredible treasures will offer a rare chance to look animals directly in the eye, where you can see the beauty, grace, and intelligence of the creatures with which we share this planet.
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JAN 30
Dinosaurs Under the Microscope

Think small in this fascinating lecture on dinosaurs and what they still have to teach us about the fossil record.  From the origin and evolution of novel structures to how organic remains fossilize at the molecular level, explore some of the recent findings from the ROM lab.
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FEB 13
2018 Darwin Day Lecture: Drying without Dying

Audiences are invited to celebrate International Darwin Day at the ROM with this inspiring annual lecture. International Darwin Day inspires people around the world to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin.
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Date & Time

  • Tuesdays, January 23, January 30 and February 13, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Reception to follow


Royal Ontario Museum
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre
Level 1B

NOTE: Lecture on Jan 23 will be held in the Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery, Level 1
Enter through Bloor Street Entrance (Main Doors)

Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Lecture: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Reception to follow lecture

President's Choice School Entrance ►