Toronto with Kids

Indoor Fun in Toronto: ROM with Kids

March 21, 2015
Toronto Museum with Kids

Although it’s a typical school trip destination, I cannot believe that in my 11 years of being a parent I haven’t once brought my kids to the ROM or Royal Ontario Museum.

The ROM is super amazing! It’s modern, spacious, educational and kid-friendly. It’s perfect for indoor fun (which we really need here in Toronto over the long winter months) and can be visited and explored over and over again without worry of boredom.

We recently purchased a discounted, annual family pass to the Royal Ontario Museum ~ regular price $149 for unlimited visits. [High school students can get in for free on Tuesdays, while discounted tickets are available for Fridays after 4:30pm when you buy them online in advance.] Coat check is $1 for each coat.

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Royal Ontario Museum for Kids

The ROM has several kid-friendly hands on galleries where little ones can touch, try-on, run around and play.

The Patrick and Barbara Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity – or the room of bugs, snakes & bones – showcases hundreds of little creatures (dead & alive). We were all quite captivated by the massive snake skeletons, stick bugs & drawers full of foreign creepy crawlies! There’s also a very popular play tunnel where the little ones can crawl through over and over!

The CBC Discovery Gallery is where the play happens – there are costumes to try on, dinosaur bones to dig for and toys to play with. Fortunately there is plenty of seating – as we spent a lot of time here!

You definitely need more than one visit to see the whole museum – especially if you really take the time to explore and learn about all the exhibits. My whole crew could spend hours in the GEM room alone, and then there’s the dinosaurs and all the natural history galleries….

A spacious indoor destination, kid-friendly, fun and educational – I wish I discovered it sooner!

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Royal Ontario Museum
Location: 100 Queens Park (Bloor/Avenue)
Parking: Closest P parking on Bedford Road
Extras: Coat check and cafe
Admission: $16 adults / $13 kids / Kids 3 & under free
Free Tuesdays for High School students
ROM Best Value Fridays $10 adult / $7 kids

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