Programs

Don’t just come to the ROM - experience your Museum!

Want more ROM? Go beyond artifacts and experience the ROM with special events and programming for those who want to know more. Each of the ROM’s Centres for Discovery focuses specifically on what interests you. Engage in discussions with academics and enthusiasts at a variety of symposia. Go behind the scenes and ask questions at Curator’s Corner, where ROM curators and researchers share their adventures from around the world. Fascinating ROM lectures by subject matter experts are sure to feed your curiosity about our planet – from nature and science to world cultures.

Mark your calendars and join us this Spring for a new season of ROM Friday Night Live, where events after dark mix culture and nightlife to create a whole new, energized downtown Toronto experience.

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Lectures, Courses & Workshops, Special Events

Monday, May 25, 2015

Doug Purdon, Artist
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 09:00 - 16:00

Join us for an illustrated lecture by Doug Purdon, Toronto artist and lecturer. He presents regular workshops on art subjects at the University of Toronto. In the past 20 years, the art world has changed.

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 19:30 - 21:30

The ROM welcomes two world-renowned artists, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew and Anusha Yadav, creator of the

Ichthyology specimens
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 12:00 - 12:30

A unique exploration of one of the ROM’s founding collections, join us as we catalogue and add the 100,000th lot of fish to the museum’s Ichthyology collection.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 11:00 - 13:00

Come to the ROM to hear experts in the fields of archaeology, natural history, biodiversity, world art and contemporary culture.  Speakers will share new discoveries, amazing artifacts and cutting edge science in a fascinating series of monthly lectures that are included with museum admission.

Logo for ROM Friday Night Live. Presented by Ford
Friday, May 29, 2015 | 19:00

The city's most unique social destination returns for another season of eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music and unexpected experiences. We switch it up so every week is a different theme and brings new surprises!

ROM Speaks Series
Friday, June 5, 2015 | 18:00 - 19:00

Free. RSVP Required.

Logo for ROM Friday Night Live. Presented by Ford
Friday, June 5, 2015 | 19:00

The city's most unique social destination returns for another season of eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music and unexpected experiences. We switch it up so every week is a different theme and brings new surprises!

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

Join the renowned Canadian economist and popular commentator, Jeff Rubin, in conversation on oil depletion and its economic repercussions.  Rubin discusses his new book, The Carbon Bubble and what will happen to us when it bursts.

String of beads collected in 1884, at Baby Point, near Toronto's Humber river. Can you spot the dark round glass bead with the white swirls near the middle? It may have been made in north Italy c.1540!
Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 11:00 - 12:00

Exclusively for ROM Members.  Registration is required as space is limited. No waiting list.

April Hawkins enthusiastically shares the stories behind these artifacts, all a part of the incredible archaeology of this city and entices the visitor to feel slightly differently about what might be found in Toronto underfoot.

Logo for ROM Friday Night Live. Presented by Ford
Friday, June 12, 2015 | 19:00

The city's most unique social destination returns for another season of eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music and unexpected experiences. We switch it up so every week is a different theme and brings new surprises!