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ROMKids Show: The One Where The ROM Turns 107!

Tune in every Tuesday at 2:00 pm on Instagram Live @ROMtoronto 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 celebrate the ROM’s 107th birthday! Archivist Charlotte Chaffey returns to talk about a few of the largest celebrations that have happened at the ROM over the years, including the opening of the Museum in 1914, the addition of the Crystal, and the ROM’s big 100th birthday bash. Then we’ll make slime!


  • 4 oz white glue
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon contact solution
  • food colouring
  • mixing bowl

1. Measure out your white glue into a container. Then stir in your food colouring until consistent. If you’d like to add glitter, this is the time!

2. Next stir in your baking soda.

3. Then add in your contact solution and stir until the right consistency. If it’s too sticky, add a bit more baking soda. Not slimy enough? Add in a bit more contact solution!

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