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An Afternoon With Weird Science at the ROM's 80-Year-Old Camp

Posted: October 24, 2018 - 11:50 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Bethany Kempster sit with her science class observing rocks and minerals. Image: Michael Berger

On their quest, they find glow-in-the-dark rocks, which leads to a lesson about ultraviolet radiation. A lesson, Bethany admits that will not be taught in school until grade 12.⠀

Turning Fear Into Fascination

Posted: October 23, 2018 - 15:01 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Claire walks along a floor with projected digital spiders, that crawl away from her as she walks. Image: Claire Foran.

As you enter the Royal Ontario Museum's latest exhibition, you are immediately swarmed by scurrying spiders; hundreds of them, crawling all around you. But you can't touch them- they aren't real.

Totally Buggin’: Spiders and Insects in Pop Culture

Posted: October 13, 2018 - 15:27 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Image Credit: Director of Photography TRENT OPALOCH; Director NEILL BLOMKAMP. DISTRICT 9 image copyright TRISTAR PICTURES INC.

He slowly raises his head. It’s then that she notices a clicking noise emanating from beneath his jaw. The workings of his jaw begin to move. Something is not right. 

Image Credit: Director of Photography TRENT OPALOCH; Director NEILL BLOMKAMP. DISTRICT 9 image copyright TRISTAR PICTURES INC.

Eight-legged and Adorable

Posted: October 13, 2018 - 14:58 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Jumping Spider. © Natasha Hirt, 2017. Used with permission.

Let me paint you a picture of a spectacular critter. Staring up at you is an adorable little animal precious enough that it could fit in your hand. You carefully pick him up, and his tiny feet tickle your palm. As he slowly nestles into your hand, you realize that their fluffy body is soft to the touch. When you lean in to say hello, he peers back at you with shimmering eyes so sparkly that it seems like a cartoon character has come to life. Just like you, he can appreciate an evening staying cozy inside with his human pals. What are you thinking of?

Aurora Borealis: Toronto Edition!

Posted: January 9, 2014 - 13:52 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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On January 7th, the Sun’s surface erupted with an explosion that is now 15 times the width of Earth.

The Museum Makers Mural!

Posted: July 14, 2013 - 22:14 , by Kiron Mukherjee

Hi, we are the Museum Makers from Session 1 of Summer Club 2013! We made this extraordinary mural for the Royal Ontario Museum....

Archaeology Weekend is here!

Posted: April 10, 2013 - 22:25 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Here’s THREE reasons to come out to the ROM this weekend (April 13/14) for Archaeology Weekend!

David Krause & our FINAL Dinosaur Day!

Posted: December 5, 2012 - 21:55 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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Just like the non-avian dinosaurs, our Dino Days have come to an end. This Saturday December 8th, marks our last Dinosaur Day of the 2012 season.

Majungasaurus trying to take flight. #forevertrying

Majungasaurus trying to take flight. #forevertrying

David Evans: Palaeontologist. Educator. Model?

Posted: November 22, 2012 - 14:57 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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David Evans is our latest feature palaeontologist for Dino Days! Meet him Sunday November 25th, but get to know him HERE! So get ready, let’s talk about David Evans!

#5Reasons to come to @ROMToronto this weekend!

Posted: October 19, 2012 - 00:02 , by Kiron Mukherjee

So this weekend @ROMToronto? Kind of a big deal. On Saturday we’re covering all things archaeology and Sunday we’re doing the same with palaeontology. Maybe the two best ologies!

Archaeologist Clemens talking with a kid about archaeology.