Family Programs

ROM for the Holidays 2013-2014

ROM for the Holidays

Family activities run from Thursday December 26 to January 5, 2014, 11 am to 4 pm unless otherwise stated. Activities are included with Museum admission. 

Your turn, my turn, win, lose, guess and try your luck: all the world loves a game! Search the galleries and discover games and activities from different cultures from around the world. Talk to experts about the traditional games and toys from the ROM’s collections.

Pick up your Toys & Games activity guide at the information desk and start your museum-wide journey of fun and games.

Family Programs 

Build A Giant LEGO® Chess Piece
Currelly Gallery, Level 1
Help us build a Giant LEGO® Chess Piece alongside the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto team! Old meets older as a playtime favourite, LEGO bricks, meets the historic game of chess! Put your minds together as you place bricks in just the right way.

Family Dino Lounge
Classroom 3, Level 1
The Family Dino Lounge is an under 5 family lounge that provides a quiet space for families to rest, nurse, change diapers and play! Select episodes of the popular Dino Dan will also be screened.

Ancient Arcade
Classroom 4, Level 1
Come play-test some video games inspired by the ROM's own ancient collections!

Canada at Play Exhibit
Currelly Gallery, Level 1
Transport your family back in time with the Canada at Play pop-up exhibit. Only at the ROM during this holiday season, the exhibition takes a look at Canada’s favourite games and toys over the past 130 years. Visitors will learn about the history and traditions of beloved winter pastimes such as skating, tobogganing, and hockey.

Eaton Court, Level 3
Gather ‘round for one of the oldest family traditions there is….storytelling! Runs 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM.

Earth Rangers Wild Journey
Theatre, Level B1

Friday, December 27, 2013 to Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 5:00 PM*
*Final show on January 5th at 4:30 pm

Join Earth Rangers’ Wildlife Biologists and Trainers along with their Animal Ambassadors and learn about the importance of protecting endangered animals and the habitats they need in order to survive. The show takes audiences on a trip around the world to meet and celebrate some of the planet’s most amazing creatures. Shows run approximately 20 minutes.

The Earth Rangers will also host a meet and greet with one of their Animal Ambassadors at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM, everyday, in the Currelly Gallery on Level 1.
*No 4:00 PM meet and greet on January 5th

**Earth Rangers Wild Journey is generously supported by: Ontario Power Generation.**

Gertie, Gordo, and Gurgle cannot resist holiday celebrations – keep your eye out for the opportunity to meet one of our dino mascots when they visit the Museum during ROM for the Holidays!

Winter Wonderland in the Earth Rangers Studio
Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, Level 2
Join us as we transform our Earth Rangers Studio into an Ontario Winter Wonderland! Visitors can come and learn to identify animal tracks and participate in a photography challenge, all while discovering more about Canadian wildlife’s adaptations for surviving our notorious winters.

Hands-on Biodiversity and Discovery Galleries
Level 2
Where else can you explore a dark and mysterious bat cave, become a mediaeval knight, or dig for dinosaur bones? Kids love the hands-on and dress-up activities in the Hands-on Biodiversity and Discovery Galleries.

You can also meet staff from Bird Studies Canada! Discover the different types of birds that gather together in winter, learn how you can create your own bird gatherings.

Programs are subject  to change without notice.



Royal Ontario Museum Galleries

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Family and loved ones will enjoy the ROM experience all year long.