March 15, 2016

Be Enchanted at ROM this March Break

The Royal Ontario Museum is running special March Break activities from March 12th to 20th from 11am to 4pm. ROM will also be open with extended evening hours and discounted admission from 4:30pm to 8:30pm from March 12th to the 19th. There are many daily programs and hand-on activities that are free with general admission that is fun for everyone in the family. Join the fun by travelling back in time and discovering at the ROM this March Break. 
March Break Activities
Have you ever wanted to act out your own scene from Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet? Toronto's Classical Theatre Project leads the visitors on an adventure through the ROM with costumed characters and interesting artifacts from Shakespeare’s day-to-day! 
March 12–20: pop-up performances through the day; scheduled scenes 1:30, 3 Portrait of Galileo by Justus Sustermans. 


Meet a scientist from an era before science–and find out why Galileo is considered the Father of Astronomy! 
Are you an adventurous type who loves the great outdoors as well as the art of the deal? Then the job of a coureur de bois would have been perfect for you! Meet one of these entrepreneurial woodsmen and hear about Samuel de Champlain and the life of an explorer. 
Curious Cambrian Creatures: Stranger than fiction, these odd animals that met their end over half a billion years ago are brought to life by ROM research and Parks Canada March 12-20. Meet curator Jean-Bernard Caron March 17, 18, drop-in 2-3, and keep your eyes open for Parka, who loves to explore Canada’s National Parks! 
Myths and Monsters: Learn about the gods and goddesses, heroes, heroines and monsters that inspired Shakespeare's tales. March 14-18. Meet curator Paul Denis March 14-18, drop-in 2-3.

“Dancing with the Elizabethan Stars”: Learn how to dance at court like a lord or a lady with the Toronto English Country Dancers. March 14-20: 12, 1, 2 ​

Become the world's greatest storyteller, as you snap your very own Shakespearean Selfie in the Elizabethan Selfie Station. 

Hands-on experience with Sciensational Sssnakes!! can demystify these beautiful creatures. Curatorial Curiosities: Mesmerized by the natural world? Explore our enchanting planet with ROM scientists. Touch intriguing artifacts and discover what the experts would put in their cabinet of curiosity – then create your own! 

Two ships left England in 1845. They never returned. Learn about the mysteries surrounding the Franklin Expedition, ring a replica of the HMS Erebus' bell, and more! March 14–20 
Hunt for mysterious items that will transport you back in time! Is it a cooking pot or a chamber pot? Sewing needle or lice picker? Make your best guess and choose your own adventures as you explore the ROM’s permanent collections.
Join Bird Studies Canada in this citizen science project and hunt for nests and eggs. March 15, 17, 18 Tour the skies with the Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics. March 14, 19, 20: drop-in 12-2; March 15, 17: drop-in 1-3; March 18: drop-in 11-1 
The Science Ninjas don’t have a time machine, but they've built the next best thing: a camera obscura! Step in and explore the historic origins of modern photography, while playing with the fantastic physics of light. March 16-20 
See T. rex come alive with augmented reality - and share it with #ROMtrex!  


Design your own paper bag puppets in the likeness of your favourite explorer or Shakespearean character. Then, take to the stage with your fellow puppeteers! 
Ojo de Dios (A God’s Eye): Design and weave your very own magical object, following a tradition handed down for centuries. 

Mabel Moon and the Cabinet of Curiosities: It's time for FUN! as Mabel Moon takes you on an interactive musical adventure. Geared to children up to 10 years old. 12:30, 2:30 
Hamlet…a puppet epic! Poison, schemes, and plotting puppets! 11:30, 1:30 
Nature has enchanted artists throughout history! See art in action with VIBE Arts.

Journey to faraway lands along the Silk Road and smell the exotic aromas of the Spice Route: nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, peppercorns. Hear about a time when spices were worth more than their weight in gold! March 14-18: drop-in 12-3

In the Great Hall, purchase and feast banquet-style in the themed dining hall on delicious family-friendly salads, lunches and sweets. March 12-19, 11-3 
Edible Masterpieces: Drop in for a delicious culinary experience decorating cookies. Space is limited–first come, first served. Drop-in 12–2 

ROM is offering Family Memberships for $113 compared to the regular price of $149 until March 31st. Take advantage of this offer, and explore the ROM whenever you want, as the membership allows for unlimited entry, and more.  

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  1. oh my, would be wonderful to have something this great here in Sask. and for it to be close by. sounds great for the kids.

  2. Wow, the ROM is definitely offering a wide range of March Break Activities for the whole family and they sound awesome!

  3. There are some wonderful activities here in southern Ontario. ROM, conservation areas. Loads of fun for the March break.
    (Debbie W)

  4. That sounds amazing . So much fun

  5. What a great selection of activities to enjoy!

  6. I liked your Be Enchanted at ROM this March Break post.
    I have never been to The Royal Ontario Museum
    but it's great that there are a lot of activities going on.

  7. This looks really fun! Lucky kids who get to go!

  8. I wish they offered these activities at our local museums here in calgary.

  9. I wish they offered it here, or we lived closer.

  10. The museum really has a variety of great activities for March Break.

  11. what a great place to visit! Wish we lived closer!

  12. What a great selection of activities for the kids

  13. Wow that is a lot of fun activities for the kids to do, so much fun!!

  14. Awesome ... what a wonderful selection of activities , great fun fr the kids that's for sure :) Treen Goodwin rafflecopter name :)

  15. Wow sounds like a lot of fun. Too bad I don't live closer.

  16. Wow! What a fun looking time :) I wish my city had something like this

  17. I love these kind of family field trips.


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