Better than Saturday morning cartoons

Posted: March 20, 2013 - 16:11 , by Allison Gillies
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One-year-old Peter

One-year-old Peter likes looking at the paper with his parents on Saturday mornings (or better yet, ripping it apart, says his dad). This past weekend he went straight for the latest copy of Let’s ROM and started flipping through it with a look of intense concentration on his face. The ROM’s March Break offerings (and the chance to meet dino mascots Gertie and Gordo) must have appealed to Peter and he wasn’t alone; the Museum welcomed 66,006 visitors—a March break attendance record— this past week for its special interactive programming.

Highlights from March Break at the ROM included touchable artifacts and specimens from behind the scenes for wee ones like Peter and hands-on activities for bigger kids too. ROM staff were also on hand—many wearing costumes—nurturing discovery and inspiring wonder in all our visitors and giving them the opportunity to go on a global adventure, without ever having to leave Toronto!

*Special thanks to Mike Mallinos, Peter’s father and a dedicated YPC Patron, for sharing this lovely picture of his son.