Royal Ontario Museum
'No trip to Toronto is complete without a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum', Canada's largest museum of world cultures and natural history. Located right in the heart of downtown Toronto, this museum of art, history, and culture will provide your group with top-notch education and insight through the various exhibits, programs, and activities throughout.
Though the exhibits are regularly changing, you can look forward to such broad topics as prehistoric living, world wars, or even early architecture in Canada! Speaking of architecture, it will be hard not to discuss this match of modern and Romanesque/Byzantine architecture during your visit or tour, the building quite a sight to see all on its own. A few examples of current exhibitions on display, to give you a better idea of what to expect, including Family Camera, a more cultural and personal display, and Evidence Room, a shocking yet insightful look at how big of a role architecture played at Auschwitz. Here are the permanent 'Centre's of Discovery' throughout the museum; Ancient Culture, Biodiversity, Canada, Contemporary Culture, Earth and Space, Fossils and Evidence, Textiles and Fashion, World Art and Culture.
During their visit, school groups, in particular, will be able to enjoy admission discounts, group gallery tours, teambuilding activities, and even chances to earn scout badges. The museum works to 'nurture discovery and inspire wonder in students through the power of authentic art, culture, and nature objects'. They will explore objects from human history and specimens from the natural world in a new hands-on, multi-sensory way. There are specific programs and tours for all grades, from pre-k to post-secondary and adult.
Be sure to save plenty of time to fuel up on brain food at the ROM Cafe, filled with tasty sandwiches, burgers, salads, and pizza, and stop by the ROM Boutique for a few fun or educational gifts!