Explore the Galleries
From rare dinosaur fossils to the art of ancient cultures, this museum has many themed galleries showcasing its vast collections of cultural and natural science artifacts. The ROM’s renowned collection of dinosaur skeletons is an absolute must-see, particularly the towering 90-foot Barosaurus which is one of the only two Barosaurus skeletons on display in the world. Kids will love the interactive spaces where they can dig for bones, and even touch a real dinosaur leg bone! Walk through the popular Bat Cave, which houses thousands of specimens of bats, snakes, and other creepy-crawly creatures. And a 6,900 square-foot space houses an incredible collection of minerals, gems, and meteorites, including one of the biggest lunar meteorites on display in the world.
Prepare to be taken back in time by the diverse exhibits of world culture, including the largest collection of Chinese architectural artifacts outside of China, a costume gallery showcasing a stunning collection of 50,000 textile and costume artifacts from Baroque fashion to Chinese Imperial costumes, and a 9,500 square-foot gallery dedicated to Canada’s best collection of early Canadiana. The ROM also boasts a spacious First People gallery with some of the oldest collections of Native cultural artifacts in Canada.
The ROM also hosts many changing special exhibitions from around the world, and is home to Canada’s largest gallery for temporary exhibitions. It is also offers extensive educational and community programming.