Member Events

Face to Face Weekend for Members with Dave Ireland: Earth Day Experiences in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

“Bull”, a Southern White Rhino who lived at the Toronto Zoo until his death in 2008, stands tall at the entrance to the Schad Gallery. This species was brought back from the brink of extinction in the 1990’s, but is once again in serious trouble, largely due to poaching for its horns. Photo: Paul Orenstein.

Registration is required as space is limited.  Members only.

Bring Back the Wild: Great Lakes Edition and ROM’s new Komoda Dragon

Join Dave Ireland, Managing Director, ROM Biodiversity, for an exclusive Member experience in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity.  Be one of the first to see the new Earth Rangers ‘Bring Back the Wild: Great Lakes Edition’ live animal show, and then join Dave as he tells the story of the newest member of the Schad Gallery: Doni the Komodo Dragon

Doni lived at the Toronto Zoo from 2002 to 2011, where he died of natural causes. Now his fully articulated skeleton will be on display in the Schad Gallery for years to come.  Meet at the white Rhino in the Schad Gallery on Level 2 at 10:20 am - you must be registered for this event.  Dave will meet you there.

Face to Face is a series of exclusive Member walks/ talks that take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and on selected Saturdays and Sundays.


Meet at 10:20 am by the white Rhino in Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, Level 2 (white Rhino shown in image at right)

Members only - registration is required due to limited space.

Bloor Street (main entrance)


Dave Ireland, Managing Director, ROM Biodiversity