Tune in every Tuesday at 2 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 venture back to the Museum and into our favourite place—the dinosaur gallery! We check in on our fossilized friends and make our own fizzing dinosaur eggs to hatch at home. Then Dr. David Evans zooms in to talk about the latest and greatest in palaeontology. What a dino-riffic way to return!
- small dinosaur toy
- 3 cups baking soda
- 1/2 cup water
- food colouring
- mixing bowl
- vinegar in a spray bottle
2. Use your hands to pack the mixture around your small dinosaur toy until it’s shaped like an egg.
3. Put your dinosaur eggs on a tray and place them in the freezer until they've hardened (about 3 hours). If you're feeling extra creative, use this time to make a dinosaur nest out of household and backyard materials, like sticks, yarn, maybe even some leaves!
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.