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Visitors interact with museum volunteers and various specimens
Most Saturdays

Come touch some amazing specimens, chat with staff and volunteers, and learn something new about biodiversity!

A collection of plush animals resting beneath the dome of the museum's rotunda.
Most Sundays, 11 AM to 3 PM

Come and explore the Museum with our plushy friends!

A myriad fishes inhabit the live coral reef acquarium.
Sundays, 11 AM to 1 PM

Meet the person who keeps our coral reef aquarium thriving!

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Free. RSVP Required.
ROM Admission is not included.

Join Douglas Tallamy for a reminder of the many essential roles insects play, and the simple changes we must make in our landscapes and our attitudes to keep insects on the ground, in the air and yes, on our plants.

Canada's Oceans Towards 2020
Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00 pm; Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our oceans cover over 70% of the planet’s surface and are vital to all forms of life, including humans. From moderating our climate and weather to influencing our fresh water and soil cycles, they provide primary sustenance to over 2 billion people. With more coastline than any other country in the world, protecting our oceans is crucial to Canada’s future. As they become increasingly threatened by climate change, pollution, and overfishing, Canada has committed to becoming a global leader in marine protection by pledging to permanently safeguard 10% of its ocean by 2020, as agreed to under international targets.

Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00, Reception to follow

Please call the Programs Department at 416.586.5797 to be placed on the waiting list.

Join Alexandra Cousteau and Mandy Rae Krack for a fascinating look at the work they’ve done to protect our remarkable blue planet.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join leading ocean scientists, storytellers, Indigenous leaders and government stakeholders as they look towards 2020 in this compelling conference exploring the status of Canada’s marine conservation programs, and our role in protecting the oceans that sustain us.

Friday, December 15, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday, December 16, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Free with ROM Membership.

Join us for an exclusive preview of Wildlife Photographer of the Year on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16, 2017.

Fascinating animal behaviour, otherworldly marine scenes, and breathtaking landscapes are revealed in ways the human eye might never see unaided. This year's exhibition features 100 all-new images from across the globe. The world’s most prestigious nature photography competition presents a fresh look at the incredible life on our planet. Visitors will be awed and inspired by the beauty and diversity of our natural world.

Friday, December 15, 2017, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Exclusively for ROM Members. Registration required as space is limited.

Never in human history has it been more important for every day citizens to engage in science and with scientists. The power of technology, the rise of the *smart phone, and the interconnectedness of global communities provides incredible opportunities for all of us to help be the change we want to see. Please join Dave Ireland, Managing Director, ROM Biodiversity, and Mark Peck, ROM Ornithology Technician, as they weave different stories from their ROM work into one message.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00, Reception to follow

Mark Your Calendar. Registration Coming Soon!

Tickets on sale to RPC/YPC/DPC Members Nov 21
Tickets on sale to Members Nov 22
Tickets on sale to General Public Nov 23

Join acclaimed wildlife photographer Joel Sartore as he shares his ground-breaking journey to create the National Geographic Photo Ark.