Tips for Families

Child explores an interactive display in the Hands-on Gallery

The Royal Ontario Museum connects families to their world and each other. We’re here to help you make most of your ROM experience!

Baby Bags

  • You can bring bags for baby needs with you to the Museum. Don’t forget, these bags are still subject to inspection.

Strollers & Safety

Strollers are allowed in the Museum; however please note the following exceptions:

  • Strollers are allowed everywhere except the CIBC Discovery Gallery where you will find designated stroller parking outside of the area.
  • Please leave backpack style child carriers, wagons, or other pull vehicles at home. They pose safety risks to visitors and to objects on display.
  • On very busy days, oversized strollers may not be allowed. They can pose a risk to other visitors.

Other things to note:

  • For only $2, you can rent strollers at the coat check. Strollers are subject to availability.
  • Be aware of low ceilings throughout the Museum; please do not carry children on your shoulders.

Helpful Ideas

  • Check out our Learning Activities! You'll find tons of fun and eductional things to do at the ROM and at home.
  • Plan ahead! In addition to the dedicated children’s galleries in the Museum, including the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity and the CIBC Discovery Gallery, there are always exciting programs and exhibitions that are available during your visit. See ROMKids for more for more information.
  • Visit the live animals on display in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity and the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity.
  • Dinosaurs, the Bat Cave and Mummies are always a hit with families.
  • Take frequent breaks with young children – there are seating areas throughout the Museum and special areas where you can buy food or eat snacks that you have brought with you.
  • Make your visit fun for the whole family. Ask children to talk about what they see and like. 


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