Activities & Resources

Find resources to engage with the ROM’s collections before, during, and after your museum visit. Whether you’re visiting with a school group, researching a project, or looking for fun games and activities to enjoy, there’s something here for everyone! Share your students' projects, questions, and museum visits with us. #ROMLearning

A pocketwatch containing the words Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature, surrounded by many real and imaginary animals.

Explore strange and unusual creatures in fiction and in nature!

  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
Text "Colours of Kore" next to a statue of a woman with long hair

See how this amazing sculpture makes us re-think our ideas about the past

  • Grades 3 - 8
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14
Great whales up close and personal

Dive into a virtual, self-guided, annotated 360 tour of Great Whales: Up Close and Personal

  • Grades 3 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
Small collection of hand painted black-figure pottery, grouped together.

Decorate an ancient Greek-inspired vase.

  • Grades 4 - 8
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14
White sugar crystals

Use some sweet kitchen chemistry to grow your own sugar crystals.

  • Grades 3 - 8
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14
 Mosaic of a sun made from yellow, blue, and black squares.

Create a Roman-inspired mosaic

  • Grades 3 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14
A screenshot of scratch game code

Explore the importance of copper and learn to code a game!

  • Grades 4 - 10
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
A brightly-coloured mosquito bites into human skin

Discover the world's most striking wildlife photos!

  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
Sleeping sperm whales

Journey into the deep with three great whales

  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
A line drawing of a dragonfly

Get creative by colouring 6 different spring and summer insects!

  • Grades 1 - 6
  • Ages
A line drawing of a moose

Get your crayons and markers to bring these pages to life!

  • Grades 1 - 6
  • Ages 0-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-10
A woman stands in front of an antique drawer of rock specimens

Learn the secrets of the museum's collections from the ROM curators and technicians

  • Grades 6 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
A woman and child walk down a gravel path on a nature trail through the forest.

ROM Teacher Julie Tomé guides us through new discoveries about the objects all around us

  • Grades 3 - 8
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14
A woman in a dinosaur dress stands in a gallery of dinosaur skeletons. Next to her is the cover of the book "Burton & Isabelle Pipistrelle."

Join ROM teacher Sarah Elliott for fun stories and creative challenges

  • Grades 1 - 4
  • Ages 0-3, 4-5, 6-7
Chocolate chip cookie on grid paper, some chocolate chips removed or “mined” from the product beside it

Dig into the basics of mining by extracting chocolate chips from a cookie

  • Grades 4 - 8
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14
A young man wears a white toga

Learn how to step out in style like an ancient Roman citizen

  • Grades 1 - 11
  • Ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-14
A feather with red, yellow, white, and black on the tip next to the words Indigenous Voices

Watch our Indigenous Educators and guests share stories about ancestral objects

  • Grades 1 - 12
  • Ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
A set of doors beneath a golden mosaic archway

Virtually explore the museum from the comfort of your home

  • Grades 1 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
Water washes over two feet standing on a sandy beach

Calculate your ecological footprint with this resource developed by the ROM for the Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network

  • Grades 9
  • Ages 14+
a model of a blue jay flying through a fall forest

Get to know your backyard birds with this resource developed with the ROM for the Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network

  • Grades 4 - 6
  • Ages 8-10
Children and a teacher stand around a tree looking up

Learn to identify trees around you with this resource developed with the ROM for the Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network

  • Grades 3 - 4
  • Ages 8-10
A turtle and fish surround a pipe clogged with zebra mussels.

Analyze data sets to study invasive species in this resource developed by the ROM for the Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network

  • Grades 12
  • Ages 14+
open EduKit showing Inuit cultural objects

Download the Inuktitut Teacher's Guide for the "Learning with Inuit" EduKit

  • Grades 3 - 8
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14
open EduKit showing Inuit cultural objects

Download the English Teacher's Guide for the "Learning with Inuit" EduKit

  • Grades 3 - 8
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14
a phone displays a dating app with a picture of a trilobite

Find your match in the Cambrian dating pool

  • Grades 6 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
a picture of a trilobite with the title "Cambrian Creatures"

Assemble Cambrian creatures to see what makes them tick

  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
 colourful arms pull an organism through water

Will you be the last one standing?

  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
two red creatures float against a blue background

Journey through billions of years of evolution

  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
fish swim in a coral reef aquarium

Dive into the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity and explore life beneath the waves

  • Grades 2 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
a man and a cartoon turtle stand in front of a statue of Aphrodite

Learn more about the museum's PokéStops!

  • Grades 1 - 12
  • Ages 0-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
Young person walking toward the museum doors.

Download the MagnusCards app to access guides about visiting the ROM and touring the Dinosaur Gallery

  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
Image of "Migration", acrylic painting by Norval Morrisseau

A timeline of Canadian history told with ROM objects and collections through Indigenous and Western perspectives

  • Grades 3 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
ancient organisms swim in an ocean

Discover some of the earliest, most unusual forms of life on Earth found in this Canadian World Heritage Site

  • Grades 2 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
photo of an entelodont skull

Explore the ROM's vast collections and learn more about selected objects and specimens

  • Grades 1 - 12
  • Ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
curiosity quest gameplay screen

Command the Curiosity rover and see what you discover

  • Grades 2 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
erf gameplay

Defend the Erf from incoming asteroids

  • Grades 6 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
a round cartoon astronaut beneath the Astro-Miners title

Blast through the asteroid and be the first to grab the minerals

  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
pluto's revenge title screen

Pluto is determined to prove itself a planet! But can it?

  • Grades 2 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
robots hunt for rocks on mars

ERROR: Rovers gone rogue! Collect rocks on Mars and keep them away from the astronaut!

  • Grades 3 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
an animated hawk and owl fight over a squirrel

A battle between mighty birds of prey

  • Grades 2 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
coloured blocks form a pyramid

Build your pyramid to the sun, but watch out for Sekhmet!

  • Grades 2 - 12
  • Ages
coloured blocks approach a square with coloured sides

Eat. Grow. Mutate. Evolve.

  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
an animated dodo stands on a green field surrounded by rats

Avoid the rats to escape extinction!

  • Grades 2 - 8
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14
a dinosaur surrounded by sparkles

Help Professor Rex assemble a skeleton for the museum

  • Grades 1 - 6
  • Ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-14
Screenshot from Relic Ravage

Fight in the past to discover treasures in the future

  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Ages 8-10
Photo of students and a teacher examining a case of objects from Africa

Discover the stories that art and objects tell about the people connected to them

  • Grades 6 - 12
  • Ages 11-14, 14+
a shark overhead in the Schad gallery

Use predator-prey games to understand why ecosystems need predators

  • Grades 4 - 8
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14
A hammerhead shark preys on rays

Use predator-prey games to understand how predators shape ecosystems

  • Grades 4 - 8
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14
two sample court hats made by students doing the activity

Discover what a Chinese court hat tells you about its owner by creating your own

  • Grades 1 - 6
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14
a girl holds a paper showing the name "Charlotte" in hieroglyphs

Learn to write your name like ancient Egyptian royalty

  • Grades 3 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
Photo of a statue of a monk

Examine the objects used by common people, nobility, and royalty to discover more about China's vast history

  • Grades 2 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
A class sits beneath a long-necked dinosaur

Discover fossil clues from that help us understand how dinosaurs lived millions of years ago

  • Grades 2 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
A visitor examines a mineral specimen

Discover the treasures from the Earth we use every day, from the ordinary to the extraordinary!

  • Grades 2 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
Photo of the entrance to the Schad gallery

Discover the amazing and diverse adaptations that help living things survive and thrive

  • Grades 2 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
View of Egypt gallery from the entrance

Investigate the lives of the Ancient Egyptians

  • Grades 2 - 12
  • Ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 14+
A mummy lying on a red surface

Create a mini-mummy case to learn how ancient Egyptians planned for the afterlife

  • Grades 3 - 8
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14