Free Main Floor 2024

Free Main Floor is back!

July 2 - September 2, 2024 
7 days a week (including Mondays), no advance ticket required.   

Free Main Floor returns on July 2 with live performances, educational activities for kids, and access to ROM’s expansive first floor—all for free!* Plus, returning this year, performances will take place outside the building on Queen's Park Plaza and Performance Terrace overlooking Philosopher’s Walk on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 

Free Main Floor Galleries

  • Currelly Gallery
  • First Peoples**
  • Korea 
  • China 

Earth: An Immersive Journey and Wild Cats will be open and tickets will be available for purchase.
**Admission to the Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture is free of charge to the public all year round.

Activity Stations

China Gallery
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM daily
All ages welcome
Activities, objects, and specimens change weekly so there is always something new to experience, learn, and create.

  • Learn about colorful Chinese lucky clouds and create your own lucky cloud to bring home.
  • Dive into the world of Japanese miniature art and design a tiny masterpiece.
  • Uncover the magic of draping a beautiful sari with fun hands-on crafts and activities.

Currelly Gallery
Calling all cat lovers! Enjoy cat-themed activities and crafts every weekend.
Starting June 29 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (June, July, and August)

Live Performances 

Enjoy Toronto's diverse cultural communities through a wide array of live music, theatre, and dance performances. 

Currelly Gallery  
Daily at 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM, and 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Date Artist
Tuesday, July 9 Chinese Cultural Centre GTA
Wednesday, July 10 Fay and Fluffy
Thursday, July 11 Shadow Puppets with Sequoia Erickson
Friday, July 12 SugaCayne
Saturday, July 13 dZouk
Sunday, July 14 Roman Reenactors
Monday, July 15 Swing Toronto

Queen's Park Plaza and Performance Terrace
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM and 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (weather dependent) 

Date Artist
July 12 Adam Solomon
July 13-14 Nat Beja

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Free Main Floor is made possible by the generous support of the Temerty Foundation. 
Activities and performances are g
enerously supported by The Schmidt Family.

*Does not include exhibitions Earth: An Immersive Journey and Wild Cats.