Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

Open since 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) engages in conservation and research activities around the globe. The museum is the largest of its kind in Canada, attracting over one million visitors each year and showcasing art, culture and nature from across the ages.

The ROM features a world-class collection of 13 million art objects and natural history specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces. Discover dinosaur fossils, minerals and meteorites. You’ll find historical artifacts, major Art Deco works and the world’s largest collection of fossils from the Burgess Shale.

Geometric shaped façade of the Royal Ontario Museum during the daytime.

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How to get to Royal Ontario Museum

Location: 100 Queens Park, Toronto

By transit: For direct access to the museum, follow the subway, bus or GO Transit directions on the ROM’s Location & Parking page.

By car: There is plenty of public parking near the ROM, including in Yorkville Village and the Cumberland Parkade.

Know before you go

Save on admission to the ROM and other city attractions by purchasing a Toronto CityPASS.

With the ROM’s Plan Ahead Pricing, you can book a spot to visit on the day you choose. The further ahead you buy your ROM tickets, the more you’ll save.

Visit the ROM for free on Tuesdays if you’re a post-secondary student or if it’s the third Tuesday night of the month.

Things to do at Royal Ontario Museum

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Shop at the ROM Boutique

Browse through a diverse selection of local, international and artisanal products at the ROM Boutique. Many are themed around the ROM’s exhibitions and galleries.

Dine at Druxy’s ROM Cafe

Located on the ROM’s basement floor, Level 1B, Druxy’s ROM Cafe offers a wide range of healthy and tasty foods, including sandwiches, salads, burgers and other grilled and hot foods.

Plan a family trip

Step into WonderWorks, the ROM’s play-based learning space for young children. With engaging props and prompts, kids of all ages will love learning in a fun, interactive environment.

Immerse yourself in history

Kids and adults alike will enjoy hands-on exhibits at the ROM. Explore 3,000 minerals and meteorites, interact with 800 bat models in the bat cave and touch a shark jaw and snakeskin.

Learn history online

If you can’t make it to the ROM, explore ROM at Home. Learn from experts about climate change, avant-garde design, groundbreaking discoveries and more from the comfort of your home.

Explore the museum after dark

Adults can participate in ROM After Dark. Held once a month, this unique experience offers curated music, pop-up performances and theme-inspired snacks for an exciting night out.

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A skeleton display of a T-rex dinosaur among a collection of other dinosaur skeletons.
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Interesting facts about the Royal Ontario Museum

The original ROM building is a mix of Neo-Romanesque and Italianate styles with rounded arched windows, decorative brackets under the roof and other aesthetic details. The eastern wing has elaborate Art Deco designs inspired by Byzantine-era architecture.

A notable expansion is the modern Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. Considered one of the most challenging construction projects in North America for its engineering complexity, the Lee-Chin Crystal is composed of five interlocking prism-like structures that coexist with the original ROM building.

Accessibility Features

Accessible drop-off location

Passenger drop-off is available by an  accessible entrance. 

Accessible entrances/exits

A sufficiently wide, hard surfaced,  unobstructed path, no steps or equipped  with ramp connecting to a public  entrance or exit and identified by signage.  Automatic door openers, adequate  manoeuvring room in front of door.

Accessible restaurant

Accessible entrance; adequate  manoeuvring room; accessible washroom  nearby. Tables with removable chairs and  adequate knee clearance.  Cafeteria/buffet counters reachable for  mobility device users. 

Accessible seating

Reserved space with a clear view of the  event/activity for someone who is seated,  good sound quality, and adequate  manoeuvring room for a mobility device.

Accessible transportation

Accessible public transportation and/or  accessible shuttle buses serve the site. 

Accessible washroom

An accessible washroom stall has  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, sink with  knee clearance, and lever handles or  automatic sensor faucets. 

Easy access electrical outlets

At least one electrical outlet within easy  reach has clear floor space in front for  charging an electric mobility device.

Elevator access

Elevator access to all public floors with  adequate manoeuvring room to enter  and exit the elevator.

Information available in alternative format

Accessible formats (e.g. for menus,  brochures, etc) and communication  supports are provided in a timely manner  upon request at no extra charge in  consultation with the person making the  request.

Service animals welcome

Service animal can be identified by visual  indicators (guide dog or other animal  wearing a vest/harness); or  documentation available from a  regulated health professional to confirm  the animal is required due to a disability. 

Support persons welcome

Support persons are welcome to provide  services or assistance with  communication, mobility, personal care,  medical needs or access to facilities.  Please check with the organization about  entry fees, if applicable.

Universal washroom

Separate, individual washroom with  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, accessible  sink with knee clearance, easy-to-use  faucets and adult change table. 

Wheelchair accessible

Unobstructed path through public  hallways that are wide enough to allow  people using wheelchairs and other  mobility devices to move easily through  the building. 

Wheelchair and/or mobility devices available

Wheelchairs and/or mobility devices are  available, free of charge, or for rent. 

Last updated: February 23, 2024

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