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Family Funday: Digging Halloween

Family Funday: Digging Halloween

A-haunting you will go as archaeology and Halloween come together at the ROM! Dress up, hunt for history, and find out what "digging the past" is all about from ROM archaeologists.

Archaeological Institute of America Digs the ROM: Find out what archaeology is all about when the AIA-Toronto Chapter helps the ROM celebrate International Archaeology Day with bones, pots, re-enactors, and so much more.

Digging Ontario: Dig into Ontario's 10,000 year long past and find out how you can help protect our unique and fragile legacy for future generations with the Ontario Archaeology Society.

Spooky Sculpting: Drop in for a sculpture tutorial and meet talented, visually impaired and blind members of the Hands of Fire Sculpture Group who will be creating new sculptures live from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Sonshine & Broccoli: Join the amazing Sonshine & Broccoli as they fill the galleries with music, and march through the ROM in our special Halloween Costume Extravaganza!

Live at the ROM: The Roman Imperial Army (of the 1st & 2nd Centuries AD): Immerse yourself in ancient Roman military and civilian life with Roman Re-enactors, our special guests from Canada & the USA Legions XXX, XXIV & II.

Out of the Vaults - Digging Egypt: Explore Ancient Egypt with special objects from everyday life from the ROM's collections with Dr. Steven Shubert, Gayle Gibson and Deirdre Keleher.

From the Field: Join Dr. Debra Foran and Wilfrid Laurier University archaeology students and for a fascinating look at their exciting research and experiences in the field.


The CRANE Project (Computational Research on the Ancient Near East): Meet the CRANE team, an international and interdisciplinary research team, and discover how technology and collaboration is changing our understanding of archaeology in the Near East.

Out of the Valuts: Find out what money was all about in ancient Greece and Rome with curator Paul Denis and Rachel Dewan.

Artists in Residence: Master weaver Yuma Taru, of the aboriginal Taiwanese Atayal group, who will be demonstrating her skills on the backstrap loom. Ms. Taru is spearheading an effort to teach and revive handweaving, and is also Taiwan's pre-eminent fibre artist.

Date & Time

  • Sunday, October 29, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm



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