100 Queen's Park
Downtown Toronto, Ontario
The internationally renowned Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) opened in 1914 and has grown to become Canada's largest museum of natural history and world cultures. With some six million objects in its collections, the Museum offers engaging galleries of art, archaeology and natural science and presents a dazzling, ever changing slate of programs and special exhibitions.
Explore galleries of dinosaurs, ancient Egypt, Canada's First Peoples, gems & minerals and more - alongside world-class dining, shopping and breathtaking architecture.
When dinosaurs first appeared 230 million years ago, the continents of the Earth were assembled into the giant supercontinent Pangaea. As Pangaea divided first into Laurasia in the north and Gondwana in the south, and later into the many continents of today, dinosaurs were passengers on these moving continents. As a result, their imposed geographic isolation helped promote their evolution into an incredible array of bizarre forms that dominated wherever they lived.
Based on groundbreaking research from scientists around the world, this exhibitionreveals strange looking dinosaurs virtually unknown to North Americans because they evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar. This scientifically rigorous, cutting-edge exhibition is supported by the strength of the Museum’s in-house research and curatorial teams, led by Dr. David Evans, Associate Curator, Vertebrate Palaeontology in the Department of Natural History at the ROM.
Surrounded by life-like environmental murals, the exhibition features real fossils, skeletons and 17 full-scale skeletal casts, many of which have never been seen before in North America. ROM visitors will experience the world’s first display of Futalognkosaurus, a giant long-necked sauropod, one of the biggest animals to have ever walked the earth stretching 110 ft. long and weighing as much as 10 elephants. Also on display are Giganotosaurus, possibly the largest land predator to have ever lived, as well as the crocodile-faced spinosaur Suchomimus, horned meat-eater Carnotaurus, and many more.
Ultimate Dinosaurs features three cutting-edge Augmented Reality (AR) experiences, used in creative ways to bring these specimens to life.
Through the use of augmented reality, visitors will come face-to-face with these strange creatures. By layering virtual experiences over real environments–these giants come to life and encourage a new perspective.
The expansion and renovation project, known as Renaissance ROM, showcases the collections in more comprehensive and dynamic ways. With the new and renovated exhibition and gallery spaces, the ROM is able to host larger traveling exhibitions, expand its educational and community programming, increase accessibility, and restore the historic buildings of one of Toronto's most iconic cultural sites.