ROM Fossils & Evolution

By discovering, preserving and studying fossils from around the world, ROM palaeontologists learn how life evolved over time. The more we learn about this deep evolutionary heritage, the more we can appreciate how humans form part of the Earth’s complex fabric of life. ROM research also enables us to reconstruct past ecosystems and large-scale patterns of biodiversity through deep history. This understanding of how ancient organisms both large and small responded to biological and environmental changes contributes to our understanding of climate change and biodiversity loss today.

M.A. Fritz Travel Grant: Two awards will be offered annually to help offset the costs of visiting and studying ROM paleontology collections.

What's New

Category: Blog Post

Cineplex speaks to the ROM's own Dr. David Evans, Curator, Vertebrate Palaeontology, to find out. 

Category: In the News
Category: Exhibition
ROM Beta space at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Your ideas shaping your museum

#ROMBeta
Until August 2015

ROM Beta is a space where visitors can contribute ideas and opinions about actual exhibitions, gallery plans, and interpretation that we're working on right now. It's a chance for you to try things out and tell us what to do to shape the experiences you have at the Museum.