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Exclusive Interview with World Renowned Palaeontologist Paul Sereno

ROM: Hi Paul, we are thrilled that you are coming to speak at the ROM this Sunday and we would love it if you could answer a couple of questions in advance as we prepare for your arrival. I understand you studied art and biology at Northern Illinois University. How did you go from that to becoming

Paul Sereno is coming to the ROM!

Paul Sereno, one of my FAVOURITE palaeontologists, is coming to @ROMToronto this Sunday and I could not be be MORE excited. Except for maybe those times when I was a kid… (cue time travel sound effect- swosh swish swash) When I was a kid I had a pretty strict bed time. For grades 3 through 5,

Curiosity Makes Tracks on Mars

Posting by Brendt Hyde, Mineralogy Techncian   By 1:30 A.M. on August 6 th, 2012 1000 people had filled Time Square and 205 000 computers had tuned in to watch a car-sized rover land (or crash) on Mars.  The 2.5 billion dollar (USD) Curiosity rover is NASA’s latest engineering marvel.  It is

Pronghorns and Prickly Pears and Bison…oh my! Thoughts on Grasslands National Park

Submitted by Alexander Muth, winner of the Find the Baby Bison Contest Alexander loving the view from the top of 70 mile Butte We’re back.  We all had a great trip out west. It’s hard to pick out highlights, as it all seems like highlights to me. My brother Isaac says the scariest part was

Facebook Features A Fishy Story!

When ROM Ichthyologist Dr. Hernan Lopez-Fernandez was unable to attend a 2011 expedition to the Cuyuni River in Guyana, he found other creative ways to collaborate with fellow scientists. Dr. Lopez-Fernandez enabled Devin Bloom, a U of T graduate student with extensive experience in Guyana

School, Dinosaurs, and the ROM Schooling about Dinosaurs.

School, Dinosaurs, & the ROM Schooling about Dinosaurs. OR The Reason why Kiron Dreaded the First Day of School. I’m not going to sit here and say I loved the start of school as a kid. In fact, as a young one I dreaded my early September birthday since it didn’t represent the same things a

Go West Young Man, and take a ROM Employee with you

I’ve just come back from Grasslands National Park with the Grand Prize Winner of the Find the Baby Bison contest, Alexander Muth. I’m the lucky ROM employee chosen to accompany him and his family on the trip (actually no luck involved at all, it was an arm wrestling competition and I’m

Dr. Catherine Forster: Dinosaur Hunter

Meet Catherine Forester, the first speaker in our Dinosaur Hunter SpeakerSeries. If you thought all dinosaur hunters were men, you’d be wrong. Our first palaeontologist in the Dinosaur Hunters Speaker Series, which starts this Sunday September 9, is Dr. Catherine Forster. She has toughed it out

Fantastic Folding Fan Leaf

By Ka Bo Tsang, ROM Assistant Curator, Chinese Pictorial Arts Wu Huizhang wrote Tang-dynasty poems onto this folding fan, showing exceptional levels of concentration, writing skill, and compositional skill. In this age when the electric fan and air-conditioning provide us instant relief from the

eTalk visits the ROM!

Posting by Danielle Megaffin, Intern with the ROM's communications department The stars of the Canadian entertainment news show eTalk recently shot a promo segment onsite at the ROM. Ben Mulroney, Tanya Kim, Traci Melchor, Danielle McGimsie, Lainey Lui, and Jessi Cruickshank spent a day in