Kid-Friendly Toronto: Winter Fun at the ROM

If you’re looking for kid-friendly Toronto fun this winter, you’ll want to check out the programs offered at the ROM. There’s lots on offer, from ROM MOMs for Toronto moms with babies and toddlers, to classes for kids from toddlers to tweens. If you’re wondering what to do in Toronto this season for some indoor fun, signing up for one of the ROM’s kid-friendly Toronto programs is a great idea. Today we’ve collected just a sampling. For a full list, or to register for a program, visit

Kid-Friendly Toronto: Winter Programs at the ROM


Toronto moms and dads with children aged 0-2 are invited to take a six-week journey through the ROM’s collections. You’ll get to learn something and enjoy adult conversation in a kid-friendly Toronto atmosphere. Visit the Kinderstudio and galleries, while your wee one eats, sleeps, rolls and plays. Older siblings are welcome. Sessions start this week.

Tiny Tots

With separate sessions for kids aged 2-3 and kids aged 3-4, these eight-week sensory adventures will inspire your little one’s imagination. You’ll explore the ROM’s collection in a way that kids can relate to, with early learning educators, as well as participate in play-based activities. Parent participation is required, and younger siblings are welcome. Sessions start this week.

ROM Sense

Five-year-olds can discover a kid-friendly Toronto world of sensations. They’ll go on a safari of the senses, sniffing spices, spotting the queen bee, touching medieval treasures, and more. The first of seven sessions is this Saturday, January 11, 2014.

Weird Science

For seven weeks, kids aged 6 and 7 will examine fossils, skeletons, skins and live specimens. They’ll learn about some of the strangest evolutionary solutions and do creative projects. Nature is full of bizarre creatures, and this is your little one’s chance to learn more about them. The seven Saturday sessions start on January 11, 2014.

Days of Knights

Starting on Saturday, January 11, 2014, kids aged 8-10 can spend seven weeks in the middle ages. They’ll learn about manuscript making and medieval armour, voyage to far-off lands and learn about medieval armour, and explore legends, arts and culture.

ROM Kids’ Day

Are you looking for some kid-friendly Toronto fun on the January 24, 2014 PD Day? The ROM has the answer. With separate sessions for 5-year-olds, 6- and 7-year-olds, 8- to 10-year-olds, and 11- to 14-year-olds, there will be plenty of age-appropriate fun. The hands-on fun runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm, and extended care is available until 6:00pm.

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For the price of your museum admission, you can enjoy a Chinese New Year celebration at the ROM on January 25, 2014. There will be lots of kid-friendly Toronto fun, including crafts, performances, interactive demonstrations and guided tours.

Thinking ahead a little, the ROM is also offering March Break camps. Spaces fill up quickly, so if you’d like to take part, make sure you register soon.

*Photos courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum,

Amber Strocel

Amber Strocel is the Managing Editor of City Mom Now, the parent network of Toronto Mom Now. She is a writer, podcaster, ardent crafter and green mom, who believes strongly in the power of the Internet to connect and empower. You can follow her on her personal blog at

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