Adult Programs


Having converstation around table

Have you ever been so moved, fascinated, or impressed by an object, specimen, or work of art, that you wish you could talk about it with others?

Conversations are informal gatherings at ROM that invite you to engage with other individuals on topics of interest. Relax with coffee and tea as you discuss specific collections, objects or themes of exhibitions, or take a tour followed by refreshments and conversation. You can also practice your language skills in sessions designed for newcomers, immigrants, and English language learners.  

With many different formats and subjects to explore, Conversations invites participants to meet new people, learn from each other, and have a great time talking over coffee and cookies. 

Conversations programs are for adults (18+).

These events are offered in English, unless otherwise specified.

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Does current talk about the climate crisis make you anxious? Does it all feel a bit overwhelming? You're not alone. "Eco-anxiety" is real, and in this workshop, we invite you to explore managing those feelings through art. Join us, take the opportunity to chat with others who may be experiencing similar feelings, and complete creative exercises – guided by professional art therapists – to help you in dealing with them.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

How do different cultures think of death? Are you curious about common ways that people of different backgrounds honour the dead? What special traditions or beliefs about death and life do you and your family celebrate?

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In popular culture, references to death can take many forms and impact us on many levels. Are there songs, books, movies, shows or more that have moved you by how they refer to death?

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 2:00pm - 4:30pm

What does talking about death reveal to us about life and the way we choose to live it? What can we share and learn from each other about different cultural traditions that honour loved ones who have passed? What is the experience like for people who work with matters of death every day?

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