What to do in Toronto: Visit the ROM over the holidays

Once the candles have been lit the boxes opened and bellies filled to overcapacity, head out of the house and for a cultural experience at the Royal Ontario Museum. The ROM is celebrating the holidays December 26, 2017 to January 7, 2018

For 13 days, the ROM is transformed into a fun-filled winter wonderland. Experience three special exhibitions, VIKINGSDior, 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 all included with admission.

Living Viking History – Experience Norse daily life with re-enactments of these legendary explorers, warriors and artisans.

SaMel Tanz – Art, culture, and nature come alive with performers SaMel Tanz as they dance their way through the ROM, with their contemporary and urban movements.

Sonshine & Broccoli – Get ready to sing with Sonshine & Broccoli! This high-energy, fun musical duo rock the ROM with new songs and fan favourites that will get you moving.
11:30 AM & 2:30 PM

A Wild Time – Get up close and personal with exotic wildlife and discover incredible animal facts with Hands On Exotics.Paper Couturier – Express yourself! Create and colour your own couture look to take home.

Viking Family Lounge – Join in some Viking games – compete in feats of strength, challenge your mind, or just have a roaring good time!

Deck the Halls – Be inspired by Viking voyages, wildlife, high fashion, and more! Design your own ornament to take home, or for the ROM’s Holiday Tree.

Grab a Prop & Strike a Pose – Adventure, glamour, wildlife – the ROM has it all! Take an iconic selfie to immortalize your visit.

Animal Sagas – Meet some of the animals featured in Norse mythology, and ones that made the journey along the same routes as the Vikings. Can you find them all in this ROM Quest?

Making Faces – Transform yourself into one of the ROM’s creatures with face painting artists.

Wild Photos – Explore the science behind the art. See real specimens that inspire incredible wildlife photography.

Get Twisted – Keep your eyes open for colourful, creative sculptures by world champion balloon artist Mark Verge.

Family Selfie Trail – Lights, camera, smile! Explore the galleries while snapping photos of the highlights of your adventure.

Holiday Camp

Looking to make the most of the time before school resumes? Give the kids a special week of discovery at Holiday Camp. This pre-registered day camp for ages 5 to 14 runs from Tuesday January 2 to Friday January 5, 2018.

ROM for the Holidays
December 26, 2017 to January 7, 2018


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