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ROMKids Show: The One From Bennu

Tune in every Tuesday at 2:00 pm on Instagram Live as ROM Kids Coordinator and Camp Director Kiron Mukherjee combines his passion for children’s education with storytelling to bring to life science, history and art for you and your loved ones in the comfort of your own home. Kiron will share activities, easy at-home crafts, behind the scenes anecdotes and fun facts—all connected to the ROM collections.

This time on the ROMKids Show we launch into outer space to an asteroid named Bennu! We’ll learn all about the latest in space science from Dr. Kim Tait, Curator of Mineralogy, and a scientist working with the OSIRIS-REx mission to send a sample from Bennu back to Earth! Then we’ll make our own flying rocket ships. Get ready for this episode that is simply out of this world!


  • paper plate
  • colouring materials
  • scissors
  • cardstock
  • popsicle stick
Step 1.

1. To make your space scape, paint your paper plate. Use different colours for stars and planets. Maybe even your own asteroid Bennu!

2. While your plate dries, draw a space ship on your cardstock. Search for images online of space ships like the Space Shuttle used by NASA, or come up with your own look. Then glue a popsicle stick to the back.

Step 3.

3. Finally, cut a slit into the plate. Carefully place the rocket ship through the slit. As you rock your ship up and down you’ll see it fly through your space scape!

Get to Know Kiron

As the ROMKids Coordinator & Camp Director, Kiron is the public face of the Royal Ontario Museum’s family and children’s programs. Kiron started volunteering at the ROM at age 14 and has never looked back. Though he majored in history at York University, Kiron also considers his early years as a ROMKids camper to be a highly formative part of his education. Now, he strives to provide engaging and educational kids’ programming so that future generations can look back on their ROM experiences as fondly as he has. 

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Authored by: Kait Sykes

Authored by: Kait Sykes