Royal Ontario Museum
The museum offers a myriad of activities and exhibits for all types of people and interests these include:
James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs:
The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal addition to the Royal Ontario Museum angles over the sidewalk of Toronto’s tony Bloor Street. Its 18-foot ceiling accommodates Gordo the Barosaurus, the largest dinosaur on display in Canada.
The Age of Mammals:
Ice Age mammals succeeded dinosaurs – which led to the amazing biodiversity of life on Earth.
On display are more than 400 impressive and unusual North and South American specimens. There are 30 extinct mammal fossil skeletons and 166 non-mammalian specimens, from the Cenozoic Era (65 million years ago to the present).
You’ll also get to see hundreds of fossils representing plants, insects, corals and fish.
The first floor is an Asian treasure trove. Walk among impressive large sculptures in stone, bronze, iron ceramic and wood. The works in this gallery span 2,000 years of Chinese sculptural art.
The Egyptian area of Galleries of Africa feature mummies, magnificent jewelry, funerary furnishings, agricultural tools, and pottery. There are also two video kiosks that explain pyramids and hieroglyphics.
First Peoples of Canada:
More than 1,000 diverse artifacts provide a cultural context for Canada’s earliest societies. They reveal the economic and social forces that influenced Native Canadian art.
Many of the artifacts are on display for the first time.
Buy the City Pass to save on your viewing of the Royal Ontario Museum.
|Location:||100 Queen's Park at Bloor Street West and Avenue Road; main entrance off Bloor Street West in the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.|
Mon-Thurs, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fri, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Sat-Sun, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day