ROM Community Access Network (ROMCAN)


A group of Syrian children smile and wave Canadian flags in front of the ROM’s Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

Established in 2008, the ROM’s Community Access Network (ROMCAN) is the ROM’s commitment to removing financial, social and cultural barriers to access for our diverse communities.

ROMCAN is based on three pillars of social inclusion: access, representation, and participation. Through these pillars, we commit to being an institution that is entrenched in, reflective of, and in service to, our diverse community.

Through ROMCAN, the ROM makes available 100,000 free visits every year. However, the defining feature of ROMCAN goes beyond free admission. Rather, ROMCAN is about the ROM’s close collaboration with 100 community partners across Ontario to create and deliver inclusive museum experiences that allow community members to engage with our collections, research and programs on their own terms.

The Communities We Serve

Through community partnerships and admissions policies, ROMCAN engages the following ten (10) communities:

  • Persons Living in Poverty
  • Underserved Youth
  • Newcomers
  • Women in Need
  • Seniors at Risk
  • Persons with Lived Experiences of Mental Health and/or Addictions
  • Persons with Disabilities and the Deaf Community
  • Children with Serious Medical Conditions
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Students

To learn more about our partners, please see our Community Partner Profiles.

Apply for ROMCAN Tickets for a Community Group

Non-profit organizations serving ROMCAN communities may apply for tickets to organize a free, self-guided group visit to the museum. 

ROMCAN tickets are General Admission only. Coat check, special exhibitions and separately ticketed events are not included in the offer. Guided tours will require an additional fee.

To apply for ROMCAN tickets, please fill out this application form at least two (2) weeks before your visit. 

ROMCAN Admission Policies

Are you an individual from a ROMCAN community who is not affiliated with a community organization or ROMCAN partner? The ROM also offers the following options to obtain free General Admission to the ROM.

Coat check, special exhibitions and separately ticketed events are not included in the offer.

Toronto Public Library: Museum + Arts Pass (MAP)

Persons with a valid adult Toronto Public Library card may borrow a Museum + Arts Pass (MAP) to the ROM at 50 library branches across Toronto. Each pass is valid for General Admission to the ROM for a maximum of four (4) visitors

These passes exclude special exhibitions and separately ticketed events.

Museum + Arts Pass holders may check-in at the admissions desk on arrival at the museum and present their MAP pass for admission.  

Canoo Cultural Pass by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship

Through Canoo Cultural Access Pass, new Canadian citizens and permanent residents can obtain a year-long free pass, providing them with free admission to over 1400 experiences and places to visit, as well as discounts on travel, concerts, festivals, outdoor activities, sports, and more. Visit for more info.

Canoo members receive free General Admission to the ROM for themselves and up to four (4) dependent minors. Simply present the Canoo app on your phone for admission. An active Canoo membership and valid ID are required.

Canoo members may check-in at the admissions desk on arrival at the museum and present the Canoo app on their phone for admission.

Free Tuesdays for Post-Secondary Students

Full-time students attending a post-secondary institution (college or university) in Canada receive free General Admission every Tuesday. Students may check-in at the admissions desk on arrival at the museum and present their Student ID for admission.

Indigenous Peoples

The ROM offers free General Admission to Indigenous Peoples, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Indigenous visitors may avail of this offer by checking-in at the admissions desk on arrival at the museum. Indigenous groups should contact

Persons with Disabilities Bringing a Support Person

Attendants supporting persons with disabilities receive free admission to the ROM to the level of admission purchased by the person they are supporting.

After purchasing their own timed ticket, persons with disabilities may request an attendant ticket by emailing with their name, phone number, postal code, and date of the visit.

Contact Us

For questions, comments or more information on accessibility at the ROM, please contact:

Tel: 416.586.8000