The ROM is one of those must-do’s that’s actually worth doing. It is impressive, whether you go in and wander the more than 40 galleries or whether you simply sit outside and admire the jagged, mirrored new Michael Lee-Chin Crystal that juts out over Bloor Street. There really is a reason that this is considered one of the best Toronto things to do. The fifth-largest museum in North America has an incredible six million-item collection spanning dinosaurs to Ming Dynasty ceramics to a kid-popular (but rather hokey) Bat Cave. The main hall in the original building is a good place to sit and take a break—and feel like you’re waiting for events a la ‘Night at the Museum’ to unfold. Kids will love the newly expanded, interactive Bat Cave exhibits and dinosaur sculptures. We love the Far Eastern collection, with its Ming Tomb and thought-provoking everyday ceramic objects.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM, Friday from 10:00 AM to 08:30 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
- Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
- Nearest Train: Museum Station - Southbound Platform