Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity | Level 2

Life is Diverse. Life is Interconnected. Life is at Risk. 

The Schad Gallery is our space to explore and display life on planet earth: life in the recent past, now and in the future.  Our extensive natural history collections – from “Bull” the Southern White Rhino to our live coral reef – make this a vibrant and awe inspiring place.  Humans are part of every story; we are part of nature, and have had a profound impact on all other life.  We challenge you to live sustainably with nature. 

While visiting, be sure to check out what’s on in the Earth Rangers Studio inside the gallery.

Through the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, the ROM is committed to raising awareness of the significant challenges facing the conservation, diversity and survival of life on earth, and working with our partners and the public to find ways to make a difference. 

About the Gallery


Interactive multimedia and thousands of spectacular specimens create a special experience for visitors of all ages. The gallery explores our world's biodiversity through three core themes: Life is Diverse, Life is Interconnected, and Life is at Risk. 


The ecosystems of our living planet are presented, from Africa and the Amazon to our own Great Lakes and the Arctic, and places in between.  


All ages, but with emphasis on the recent past, present day, and the future.