We continue on our CityPASS adventure series, bringing you the Royal Ontario Museum (otherwise known as, “The ROM”.)
The Royal Ontario Museum is not one to be missed and you literally cannot miss it. If you can’t remember if you have seen the building before or not, you most likely haven’t. The Daniel Libeskind architecture and the polarizing facade known as the Michael Lee-Chin crystal, has an undeniable unique identity that could best be described as unforgettable. Those who know it generally love it… or hate it. Jon and I personally love that such a provocative and innovative building exists in our city and is now synonymous with Toronto architecture. Makes for great photo opportunities too!
Enough about the outside, let’s get back to the BIG, beautiful INSIDE of the building. (And by big, we mean biggest museum in Canada and 5th largest in North America!)
While we were visiting the ROM we learned that the experience is part art, part culture and part natural history. Oh, and part fun! (I think we have found quite the balance of this entertainment AND education thing as we’ve been wandering around our city.)
Like our previous CityPASS installment the Ripley’s Aquarium, the ROM offers so much more than meets the eye. For example, they host ROM sleepovers for the little kids and Friday Night Live for after-hours fun with the big kids (a.k.a. adults). Unlike Ripley’s Aquarium though, the ROM may take multiple visits to be able to fully experience everything that it has to offer. There is just too much to see and do and feel and interact with.
Trying to think of how to sum up the museum and all of the fun you can have while exploring this attraction, I think may be best left to our video below:
There you have it – The Royal Ontario Museum. (It’s really not just for kid’s school field trips!)