Family Plan for March Break 2015!

Posted: March 5, 2015 - 09:00 , by Douglas Thomson
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March Break at the ROM

For March Break this year we’ve decided to try to see as much of the world as we can without using our passports! First up? At least one visit to the ROM!

Luckily the ROM has a ton of special March Break programming that looks fun and family-friendly. The programming is running for the full week of the break, from Saturday March 14 to Sunday March 22. And most of the family-friendly stuff runs between 11AM and 4PM.

After talking it over, I’ve made a list of our “must sees”…

First on our list is Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This exhibition looks like a great way to show the kids about the beauty of the natural world - and the importance protecting it for the future! It’s closing on March 22, so this is likely our last chance to see it.  

The all-ages Futurology programme sounds interesting too, connecting science with culture and art. Apparently we can even channel our own Coupland and “build a city” inspired by Douglas Coupland’s everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything exhibit. And I’m eager to check out the high-tech stuff  (some from the MaRS Discovery District and Google) will likely inspire a young creator I know! 

We’re also planning to check out the Franklin Expedition stuff, and learn about how they finally found the ship that had been lost for so many years!

And of course I’m sure the older kids will want to check out all the gaming stuff in the ROM Arcade.  

And me? I’m eager to experience my personal “moon landing” by standing on the moon rock that will be out during March Break. Plus, I’ll have to see the meteorites… I go to see them whenever I’m there, and they always inspire my inner astronaght!

We’ll see you among the dinos! 

Quick Tips

  • Buy your tickets in advance on line and save yourself some time.
  • If you’re going to go to the museum more than once this year, think about buying a museum membership. We’re planning two trips to the museum this week alone, so it’s a good deal for sure, especially the ROMFamily Dual membership promotion.
  • If you’re looking for something to entertain yourself later in the day, buy your tickets after 4:30. The ticket prices are reduced (adults $10, kids $7) and the museum is staying open until 8:30 all week.

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