The Hyacinth Gloria Chen Crystal Court is a graceful atrium lobby located in the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. The soaring four-story interior was named in honour of Michael Lee-Chin’s mother to recognize his exceptional generosity.
Large walls, graceful lines and vast interior spaces provide unique canvases for installations that greet visitors as they flow from the Lee-Chin Crystal to the heritage building. Special Museum events thrive in this vibrant space. The space promotes a visual and conceptual bridge between old and new by creating a dynamic dialogue between the architectural styles.
The world's largest flying reptile has landed at the ROM
Flying high above Chen Court is the largest flying reptile ever to have lived, Quetzalcoatlus northropi—Q for short. With a jaw-dropping wingspan of 12 metres (40 feet), this specimen is the world’s largest pterosaur skeleton reconstruction as well as the largest pterosaur cast on display in Canada. Q appears to be gliding into the James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, its mouth wide open, as if hunting for its next meal.
Don't miss the Serpentine sculpture on display now!
An amazing mineral specimen resembling jade, generously donated by Joey and Toby Tanenbaum, in honour of William Thorsell. Visitors can find the Serpentine sculpture in Chen Court, where they are welcome to touch it for good luck.