Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Experiencing March Break Fun at the Royal Ontario Museum

To celebrate March Break (March 8 – 16) the Royal Ontario Museum has a number of special events planned to engage kids, parents, grandparents, and caregivers. My family and I had a wonderful global adventure through the ROM’s galleries, by stamping our ROM Passports this March Break while learning about the world around us.
Taking the journey inside the gates of the Forbidden City with the ROM’s new exhibit, Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors was wonderful and a must-see. 
 
They also had an area where children can build a city with LEGO.
At the First Peoples gallery children were taught how to make their own beaded jewellery using looms.
We checked out the Earth Rangers show, which is always awesome and truly inspiring on the little things we can do to protect the wild. We explored and learned from the experts about animal artifacts and specimens at touch tables throughout the ROM. 
Being dinosaur fans, we spent lots of time at the area dedicated to learning about finding dinosaur bones, and about what archaeologist and paleontologists do. Children enjoyed dressing up in dinosaur costumes, feeling fossils, weighing artifacts they dug and writing about their research and more. These kinds of activities teach children what happens in the real world and how museums preserve and present things that happen such as in history.  
We saw beautiful gem stones like the above blue sapphire stone mined in Sri Lanka called the Star of Lanka that shows a six-rayed star. We also saw a variety of other cool stones and meteorites. 
At the Mining Station there were lots of other information such as how minerals are used in everyday products such as cosmetics.
My children enjoyed touching a space rock, and posing for pictures while standing on an actual piece of the Moon. 
They also enjoyed learning to write their name in Egyptian hieroglyphics, Ancient Greek, and in cuneiform like a Babylonian.
We also checked out the amazing artwork of the winner and runner-ups for the Doodle 4 Google exhibition, glad to see the artistic talent of our children. 
There was a wonderful wild life photography exhibit that we enjoyed looking at. The vibrant talent of many photographers around the world is displayed, and it inspires me to continue my enjoyment for taking photographs of nature. As a parent, I am thankful that the Royal Ontario Museum is presenting information in a fun way to teach both children and adults about history.

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35 comments:

  1. Looks like they have lots of fun activities. It has been years since I have been there. (Judy Cowan)

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  2. I wish we had a museum like that here! Actually, my last mat-leave replacement worked there for several years and raved about it all the time. I hope to get there one day!
    Thank you!
    Dawn

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  3. I cant wait to take my son here! Lori Jackson

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  4. I wish we had museums here like this,I want so badly to move to ontario!!

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  5. Looks fun! I LOVE museums, been way too long since I've visited one. We don't have one like what you have but I want to take my kids to the Science centre here in Calgary one of these days. Its been years since I've gone and I think the kids would have a blast. On my "to do" list for hopefully this summer is to take them for a day to the Royal Tyrrel museum. Haven't been there in probably 12 years.

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  6. Oh, we love museums! We live in Victoria and have the Royal BC Museum to visit whenever possible! This museum looks amazing!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  7. I like that the exhibits are interactive, like you said, it makes learning fun.
    Fatema.khan

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  8. It looks like a fun place to visit. Lots of activities to suit everyone.

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  9. This looks like a great place to take my son if we get get out that way!

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  10. This looks like so much fun, I wish we lived close!

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  11. That looks like a great museum. It's wonderful how museums have changed to become more hands on and enjoyable for kids.

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  12. I have been to the ROM years ago. It certainly has changed for the better!

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  13. Lego in the ROM, how fun is that. Wish we were closer to be able to visit the ROM.

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  14. I loved visiting the ROM when I thrilled in Toronto. Great fun!

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  15. I totally love the ROM. Unfortunately I haven't been there since I was a kid. I'd enjoy so much more now that I understand and appreciate life differently.

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  16. Ohh, I'd love to go there! Definitely will be going if I ever head to Ontario. My kids would love the Mining Station.

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  17. It's been years since we've visited there. You are reminding me why I should go again.
    (Debbie W)

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  18. This is on our "to see" list when we visit the area in the summer!

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  19. Amazing place to visit and always fun for kids.

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  20. This would be fun for the entire family! There's so much to see and do!

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  21. Looks like a great place to take the family and have fun.
    Florence C

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  22. We have already members of Ontario Science Centre and I think it is good time to start ROM with my 3 year old.

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  23. They have so much activities for the kids to enjoy. I can not wait to bring my kids there. I want to bring them to the Ontario science center also this year.

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  24. Museum like this is just beautiful,wish it was closer to where i live

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  25. I hope we can make a trip to ROM when we vacation in Ontario tbis summer, I know my son would love it :)

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  26. Looks like lots of fun, never been there before!

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  27. Wow this museum looks great! I know that my kids would have a blast there, its just a shame that we live so far away!

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  28. I've never been to this museum, but it sure looks like super fun! Next time I'm in S. Ontario, I'm going to make a point to go to it!

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  29. That looks neat! I love ROM! I want to take my son when he is older.

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