Gallery Trail: Dinosaur Discoveries

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

Welcome to The James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs.These giant reptiles may have roamed the Earth millions of years ago, but they left fossils behind that help us understand how these amazing animals lived and interacted.


Work in small groups to explore these fossil clues and tell their story back in your classroom.


Museum Guidelines

  • Walk. Do not run.
  • Use indoor voices.
  • Stay with your adult.
  • Make way for ROM educators if they need a space for a lesson.
  • Don't touch objects. Only touch objects that are clearly marked as safe to touch.
  • Don’t rush. Focus your time on the objects that capture your interest and complete what you can within the time you have.
  • Ask questions and have fun!

Fast Facts

Dinosaurs are a very special group of reptiles. All dinosaurs share the following characteristics:

  • Their legs are beneath their bodies, not out to the side, so their bellies are off the ground.
  • They walk on their toes rather than the bones of their feet.
  • They lay eggs with a hard shell.

Please Note

This is a very busy gallery. Make sure you remember your indoor voices and make way for ROM educators with their classes.

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