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Monthly Archive: December

A Moon Walk at the ROM

Posted: May 4, 2012 - 15:57 , by admin

It’s an elite group of people that have walked on the moon, but this weekend you will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the experience with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (or at least the image of them – Neil is reflected in Buzz’s space helmet).  Space Weekend, May 5 – 6 only, is shaping up to be out of this world!

More Butterfly Migrants arrive

Posted: May 4, 2012 - 14:21 , by Antonia Guidotti
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A second impressive ‘wave’ of butterfly migration has been taking place the last few days. More Red Admirals have been joined by some other migratory butterflies: Painted Lady (saw one in the schoolyard yesterday), American Lady, Common Buckeye, Question Mark, Mourning Cloak, Cloudless Sulphur, Gray Hairstreak, Variegated Fritillary, Little Yellow, American Snout, Dainty Sulphur, etc. The list is a long one. The occasional Monarch has already been recorded as well!

A Super Event and a Super Moon

Posted: May 2, 2012 - 11:49 , by Ian Nicklin

An animated gif of the lunar liberation

The libration of the Moon over a single lunar month. Image credit: Tom Ruen

For all the space junkies and aspiring astronauts, the ROM is holding its first ever Space Weekend on May 5 and 6…it’s going to be out of this world!

A Historic Defense of Toronto’s Morals

Posted: April 30, 2012 - 09:02 , by admin
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Submitted by Virginia Van Vliet, Volunteer with ROM Walks

How could this building – the Spadina Gardens Apartments – ruin the morals of Toronto?

Spring has Sprung at the ROM!

Posted: April 26, 2012 - 14:17 , by Janet Carding

Spring has sprung at the ROM, and as the season suggests, there are plenty of new things popping up around the Museum.

Dinosaur Weekend is finally here!

Posted: April 26, 2012 - 10:20 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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I feel like my whole life has been leading up to THIS moment.

An Interview with Plasticine Artist Barbara Reid

Posted: April 19, 2012 - 11:43 , by Patti McCabe
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Sunday April 22 is Earth Day, but we’re celebrating Mother Earth all weekend! We’re super excited to welcome Barbara Reid, the popular children’s author and plasticine artist extraordinaire, as a special guest this weekend. She is leading workshops for kids, teaching families how to make their own plasticine art (Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 am and 2 pm). She will also be signing her new book Picture a Tree and you can see a display of some of Ms.

Earth Weekend at the ROM

Posted: April 18, 2012 - 12:27 , by Sarah Elliott

Earth Weekend is coming fast, and we couldn’t be more excited!  The interactive workshop with Barbara Reid will be amazing, but the Hands-on team from the Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity is also preparing many more fun and interactive events for the second floor.

The CWF Get to Know Contest

Canada’s Oceans and YOU: The Event (Part II)

Posted: April 18, 2012 - 11:30 , by Dave Ireland

Five months of planning, three partners, one event.

Expectations were high for the WWF-Canada and ROM exhibit, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, at the 2012 Green Living Show at the Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, April 13-15. “Canada’s Oceans and You” did not disappoint.

Title wall at Green Living Show.

Archaeology Weekend Recap

Posted: April 18, 2012 - 10:24 , by admin

Submitted by Chen Shen, Vice President, World Cultures

A busy gallery filled with guests and archaeologists!

Here we have UofT graduate students explaining artefacts from the Aegean, behind them more students showing Onario artefacts, and behind them quipu-making with Dr. Justin Jennings!