Kids & Family Programs

ROM for the Holidays

Three separate images of kids and adults having fun at ROM for the Holidays

For twelve exciting days, the Museum is transformed into a fun-filled winter wonderland. Experience three amazing special exhibitions, Spiders: Fear and Fascination*, Zuul: Life of an Armoured Dinosaur*, and Wildlife Photographer of the Year*, that will transport you to three very different worlds.
*not included with general Museum admission.

Make, discover and explore at ROM for the Holidays with daily activities and live performances from 10:30 am until 30 minutes before closing*, all included with admission.
*unless otherwise noted.

Daily activities include:

A Wild Time! - Get up close and personal with wildlife as you discover incredible animal facts with Hands On Exotics! Hands On Exotics is a Toronto-based animal shelter specializing in the rescue, care, and conservation of exotic animals. 
Meet and greet starting at 10:30 am until 30 minutes prior to the Museum closing, special presentations at 1:00 & 3:00 pm

Dance Dance Evolution - From the waggle dance of the honey bee to the elaborate display of the peacock spider, learn the wildest moves nature has to offer! Join in a lesson led by SaMel Tanz, a contemporary dance company that creates vibrant stories through innovative dance.

Deck the Halls - Join us for a ROM holiday tradition and design your own ornament to take home, or add to our holiday tree.

Cretaceous Community Art - Zuul, the incredible armoured dinosaur, was found in the dry, dusty badlands of Montana, but 75 million years ago that place was a warm wetland, teeming with plants and animals. Express yourself on the giant mural by adding your creation to bring Zuul's home to life!

ROM Quest: Geo - Detectives - The rocks that encase the remains of dinosaurs and other extinct animals capture moments in time from long ago. Become a ROM detective and decode the clues of these rocks to discover ancient worlds.

And so much more - stay tuned for more details!

Plan your ROM for the Holidays experience today, check before visiting for programing updates and time changes.

Date & Time

  • December 26, 2018 to January 6, 2019


A museum-wide event



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Family making crafts at a holiday event at the ROM.

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