TWO WAYS TO ENJOY MARCH BREAK
From Saturday March 8 through Sunday March 16, 2014:
Visit during the day for fun family activities, included with Museum admission.
~ OR ~
From Saturday March 8 through Saturday March 15, 2014:
Save with discounted admission from 4:30 onward.
March Break is generously supported by Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.
We offer so many things to do for families and adults this March Break - get started now by purchasing tickets online in advance:
March 8 to 16
This March Break, family fun and learning are on the ticket: Bring the kids and head on a global adventure, stamping your Passport as you go! We've brought out tons of cool things just for March Break: travel the world with the ROM and find out what we do, why we collect and what we learn from it all.
Here are just some of our March Break activities:
- Walk on the moon
- Meet and greet reptiles
- Make your own invention
- Write your name in hieroglyphics, ancient Greek and cuneiform
Help build a city of LEGO inspired by the buildings of the Forbidden City!
(Lego donated by Legoland)
- Cricket Challenge, Samurai Sessions, Bead It and more!
Family activites run daily 11 am-4 pm unless otherwise stated, and are included with Museum admission.
Get your kids having fun with the March Break activities as quickly as possible - buy tickets online in advance:
Earth Rangers Wild Journey™
March Break show
Our friends at Earth Rangers are back with their popular March Break show! Kids will love meeting awesome animal ambassadors such as "Cosmo the Lemur" (shown at right) and more! (Animal ambassadors are subject to change without notice.)
Earth Rangers Wild Journey takes place in the Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre at 1, 3 and 5 pm*.
Meet and greet
What's it like to train and get to know these animals? Talk with an Earth Ranger from 2:00-2:30 pm and 4:00-4:30 pm*.
* Last show on March 16 is at 4:30 pm, not 5 pm. No Meet and Greet after this show.
Photo at right: Cosmo the Lemur, courtesy Earth Rangers.
Here for a limited time only, these two special exhibitions are time-ticketed, so when you buy your ticket you’ll select a half-hour time slot in which you'll start your visit to the exhibition; then you’re welcome to stay as long as you like. Visit the permanent collection before or after your visit to a special exhibition.
Be one of the first to see The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors, which opens on March 8.
Compelling characters, engaging stories, and family intrigues lie behind these spectacular national treasures from the world's largest imperial palace. Exquisite gold and jade objects, paintings, textiles and stunning imperial furnishings take you on a journey from the gates of the outer court...through the inner court...and into the emperor's private spaces...revealing the luxurious lives of all those who paid a price to live inside The Forbidden City.
The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors is organized by the Palace Museum and the Royal Ontario Museum. Supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage though the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification program / Avec l'appui du ministère du Patrimoine canadien par le biais du Programme d'indemnisation pour les expositions itinérantes au Canada. Image: Portrait of Emperor Yongzheng (detail), colour on silk, Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911. (c) The Palace Museum, Gu6446.
Take another type of journey around the world with Wildlife Photographer of the Year: From the Natural History Museum in London, this internationally renowned photography competition features 100 breathtaking photos from around the globe. You'll come away with a new appreciation of the beauty and power of our natural world.
This exhibition is only on display until March 23 - you won't want to miss the amazingness of nature, captured by intrepid photographers! It's included with general admission for children 14 and under.
Photo: © Hannes Lochner (South Africa).
The Forbidden City and Wildlife Photographer are time-ticketed exhibitions: get the time of your choice by buying tickets in advance online:
Doodle 4 Google Canada: "If I could invent anything, I would invent..."
Know a young person who likes to draw? They'll love checking out the top doodles submitted by Canadian kids in a competition to redesign the logo for the Google.ca homepage. The exhibit of the top 75 regional finalists is on display during March Break and beyond, and is included with Museum admission. Don't miss what these budding Leonardos have cooked up!
In partnership with Google Canada.
FLAP - Fatal Light Awareness Program
Monday March 10 only, 11 am-2 pm
Did you know that in Toronto, between 1 to 10 million migrating birds die every year due to collisions with buildings? FLAP, the Fatal Light Awareness program, will display the bodies of 1800 dead birds collected in the Toronto area in 2013. The purpose is to raise awareness and get lights turned out at night, in both city-owned and privately-owned buildings, in order to reduce migratory bird deaths.
DISCOUNTED ADMISSION AND EXTENDED EVENING HOURS: Relax, wander and surprise yourself!
March 8 to 15
Even better, from March 8 through Sunday March 16*, visit from 4:30 pm onward and get up to 45% off general admission to the Museum.
General admission includes 30 splendid galleries, plus several smaller exhibits. The time-ticketed special exhibitions The Forbidden City and/or Wildlife Photographer of the Year are not included in general admission**, but they're available to visit during the extended evening hours (when you'll pay less for your ticket) as well as during the day.
* From Saturday March 8 to Saturday March 15, the ROM is open until 8:30 pm and last entry to The Forbidden City and/or Wildlife Photographer of the Year is 7:00 pm. However, on Sunday March 16, the ROM closes at 5:30 pm, so discounted admission is 4:30-5:30 pm only, and the last entry to The Forbidden City and/or Wildlife Photographer of the Year is 4:00 pm. (Offer cannot be combined with other offers, including but not limited to: consignment tickets and other vouchers. No refunds or cash value.)
** Wildlife Photographer of the Year is included with general admission for children 14 years and under.
Has Toronto and the GTA's cold winter weather made you eager to just get right to the good stuff? Wny not book tickets online in advance to avoid waiting?
Discover a new way to experience the ROM's treasures
Have you Scopified the ROM yet? ScopifyROM is the world's first ScopifyTM smartphone app. On your own device, interact with selected museum objects in ways never before possible as you investigate, make discoveries and reveal the larger story each object represents: a story about life, history, or the planet.
Suitable for both adults and families, ScopifyROM offers over a dozen objects to investigate, spread over the ROM's Ancient Cultures, Biodiversity, Fossils & Evolution, Earth & Space, and Canada collections.
MARCH BREAK CAMP
March 10 to 14
And don’t forget about March Break Camp at the ROM. Ancient Cities and Web of Life are just two of the only-at-the-ROM experiences. We've got programs for ages 5 to 16: morning, afternoon, and full-day sessions are available, with extended care options.
Spaces are selling fast – book today to avoid disappointment!