Visit ROM for the Holidays - Toronto Teacher Mom

Visit ROM for the Holidays

Monday, December 19, 2016

ROM for the Holidays - Toronto Events

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But two weeks off work is delightful,
And if you've no place to go,
Toronto! Toronto! Toronto!

The final week of school is upon us and I couldn't be more thrilled. While I still have plenty to do before Christmas Day, I am really looking forward to having two weeks home with the kids after Christmas. For the first time, I won't have the stress of finding the perfect gift for everyone on my shopping list while on break, which means two whole weeks to enjoy with the family. And lucky for us, we live in one of the best cities for family fun - Toronto! At the top of our list is a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum.

ROM for the Holidays Features 14 Days of Family Fun 

For those who are planning a visit to Toronto, and Torontonians alike, a trip to the ROM is a great way to celebrate the holidays. This season, the ROM comes alive with family-friendly activities as part of a CHIHULY-inspired ROM for the Holidays taking place from Monday, December 26, 2016, to Sunday, January 8, 2017. Escape to a winter wonderland and marvel at glowing lights, festive traditions and exclusive gallery activations. Take advantage of extended hours of operation and programming, check out Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition featuring 100 striking wildlife and landscape images, and visit the spectacular CHIHULY exhibition before it comes to a close.

Additional opportunities for family fun during ROM for the Holidays include:

  • Catch the creative and curious inflatable sculptures from Balloon Artist “Jungle Jack”
  • Explore how fire and ice shape our natural world with touchable objects from our collections—from volcanic glass to a polar bear skull!
  • See incredible “glass” fossils of creatures that lived in the seas long before the dinosaurs, and learn how they reveal their prehistoric secrets
  • Sail into the icy heart of a historical mystery: what happened to HMS Erebus in the cold Arctic waters?
  • Relax at the ROM Early Learner’s Lounge - a quiet space for families to play and rest
  • Indulge in the exclusive Rotunda Coffee Bar, located in the ROM’s historic Queen’s Park Rotunda 
  • Challenge family and friends with video games inspired by the ROM’s collections
  • Jam with Sonshine and Broccoli’s interactive and fun-filled musical shows for all ages
  • Decorate a holiday tree with origami creations, creatures, and crystals
Plus, become a ROM Member and enjoy express entry, unlimited free access to exhibitions and galleries, exclusive previews, members-only discounts, and much more. Until December 31, save $20 on a Family/Dual Membership for up to two named adults and four kids under 17. Visit rom.on.ca/membership and enter the promo code HOLIDAY. This would also make a great last minute gift idea. Treat friends and family to a ROM Membership  by visiting rom.on.ca/membership.

Enter to Win a ROM Family Membership

To help celebrate the season, one lucky family will win a ROM Family Membership valued at $149! The membership is valid for a year and allows you to enjoy free admission, discounts on shopping and dining, and exclusive events. For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post sharing why you would like to win and complete the Rafflecopter form below.


Disclosure: I have received special perks as part of the ROM for the Holidays campaign. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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31 COMMENTS

  1. When I lived in Toronto I loved the ROM and would go often. After three kids it was tough to get just about anywhere, but they are getting older and I would love for them to experience the ROM, and enjoy and learn from it like I used to. Thank you for the chance!

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  2. The ROM is enlightening and provides opportunities for children to inquire and ask questions. It also gives me a chance to talk about the experience with the children over dinner.

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  3. I'm Erinn too! There's another comment from Erinn with 2 n's. Wow!
    I love the Rom. When I was a nanny downtown I would take the little boy I watched often. Now I have my own little boy and I would love to share it with him too. He's an active little monkey and I think he would love the kids area the most! :)

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  4. I'd love to win this because our family loves to visit the ROM. We usually go once a year but it'd be fun to visit more often!

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  5. We absolutely love going to the the ROM. My now-hubby knew how much I loved it and it's actually where we had our first official date :) Now, several years later, and with our 4 year old in tow, the experience is just as fun!

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  6. It's been so long since I've been to the ROM. I did drop off my daughter there for a Girl Guide overnight and she had a blast and asked if we could go as a family....

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  7. The ROM is the best place for family fun and a learning journey. I love taking our family to a place where we can explore, discover and have fun. The ROM accomplishes all this and more!

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  8. I want to win this because we have never been to ROM. This will be a great opportunity for me to bring my kids there to visit and can visit there more often

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  9. I'd love to win this because my kids have never been there! My son is at an age where the dinosaurs would be fascinating for him!

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  10. My guy loves to learn, and we've always had a good experience with the wonderful exhibits at the ROM. Especially the dinosaurs! But it's been at least three years I think since we've been. We are way overdue for a visit!

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  11. love to win to share this with my kids and take our time enjoying the entire museum slowly over the year. We don't go often enough but when we do go, we all learn so much and have fun too! so this would be awesome to win.

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  12. We've only been there once and I feel that there is more to see.

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  13. I'd love to win to take my family to see the space exhibit!

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  14. I would love to win to take my kids. We have been only once to visit the ROM and would love to go back.

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  15. my kids would love going to the ROM for all the cool & interesting exibits (lisa b)

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  16. My kids would really enjoy it. I havent been there in years but would love to go again!

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  17. I would like to win so I can take my nieces there! (Suzi)

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  18. I've never been and would love to go

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  19. My son and I absolutely love making a day of exploring the ROM. This is a great prize!

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  20. I've never gone my daughter has and she likes it a lot

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  21. I have never been to the ROM and think my kids and I would really enjoy exploring and learning things at the ROM. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. We've never been there, this is a wonderful prize!

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  23. I am lucky my kids love museums when we travel. We always look for neat places and learning opportunities for our kids. A membership to the ROm would be amazing!

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  24. I would love to win so that we can slowly explore the ROM, room by room.

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  25. I'd love to win and go visit the ROM more frequently
    -M

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  26. Both my husband and I are history buffs! Would love to see what's new and interesting there!! Thanks!!

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  27. For us a ROM family membership would allow a few day trips to Toronto to explore something everyone is interested in while taking in a few additional sites.

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  28. It would be the perfect opportunity to go out and learn for our family!

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  29. There is so much to see & learn - having a Family Membership would allow use to go many times & experience new things each time we go.

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  30. I would love to win the family membership because I have a five year old who does not like crowds. The nice thing about having a membership is we can come and go when we feel like and not have to see the entire museum in one visit.

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