CONTEST: We’re Giving Away a Family Membership to the ROM for Year-Long Wonder!

We like gifts that keep on giving, and an annual membership to the ROM is an excellent present that the entire family can enjoy. Whether you have a busy toddler who loves the dinos, or a grade-school kid who loves exploring chapters in history (and is maybe beginning to educate YOU), there is always a ton going on at the ROM, and this year’s holiday programming is proof of that.

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While much of the city quiets down for the next few weeks, the ROM welcomes all from December 26 to January 8 for days packed with entertainment, culture, and fun.

Here’s a lineup of programming with every age in mind:

  • For the wee ones: Sonshine and Broccoli will be performing their interactive and fun-filled musical shows!
    Dec 26-30, Jan 1-8: 30-minute performances at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
  • Digital spray-painting on enormous colouring pages: Pick your favourite winter image, then use cutting-edge technology from MakeLab to add colour and make it your own.
  • Fire and Ice: Explore how fire and ice shape our natural world with touchable objects from the ROM’s collections—from volcanic glass to a polar bear skull!
    Offered during all activity hours
  • Frozen in Time: See incredible “glass” fossils of creatures that lived in the seas long before the dinosaurs, and learn how they reveal their prehistoric secrets.
    Offered during all activity hours
  • Let the natural world and the vibrant colours of Chihuly* inspire you to add a piece to the ROM’s collaborative installation.
    Offered during all activity hours
  • Lost on the Ice: Sail into the icy heart of a historical mystery: What happened to HMS Erebus in the cold Arctic waters?
    Offered during all activity hours
  • Decorate a holiday tree with origami creations, creatures, and crystals.
    Offered during all activity hours
  • Get Twisted! Six-time World Champion Balloon Artist Mark Verge, aka Jungle Jack, will wow you with Chihuly-inspired balloon sculptures
    Dec 26-31: balloon sculpting 10:30 am-3:30 pm. Finished artwork on display from Dec 26 to Jan 8
  • Family Selfie Trail: Lights, camera, smile! Explore the galleries while snapping photos of the highlights of your adventure. Can you find all our special spots?
    Offered during all activity hours
  • ROM Arcade: Take on family and friends with video games inspired by the ROM’s collections.
    Offered during all activity hours
  • Engage in a #ROMQuest and discover how people who inhabited this land in years past used their ingenuity to make the most of winter. Special thanks to ROM Friends of Canadian Collections.
    Offered during all activity hours
  • A Wild Time! Get up close and personal with wildlife as you learn animal facts with Hands on Exotics, a shelter that specializes in the care of exotic animals.
    Offered during all activity hours
  • Decompress in the Early Learners Lounge: a quiet space for young families to rest, nurse, and play.
    Offered during all activity hours

Drop-in activities are free with museum admission.

WOAH! So much to do, see, and explore! And we haven’t even mentioned the actual exhibitions, which include the breathtaking colourful works of *Chihuly (last chance! It’s closing January 7th!) and the world-class images in this year’s Wildlife Photography Of The Year exhibit.

Spend a day at the ROM this holiday season and walk out with lots to discuss, whether it’s between you and the littles around the breakfast table, or complex historical stuff for late night grown-up convo. (Who are we kidding? The children ask the really good questions that throw us into deep philosophical thought!)

CONTEST: Enter to win an annual family membership! (Valued at $149.) There are three ways to enter:

  1. On Twitter, tweet: “Dinos, mummies, bat cave, oh my! Yes @shedoesthecity, I’d love to win a family membership at @ROMtoronto for a 2017 full of #wonder!”
  1. On IG, LIKE and COMMENT on our ROM holiday photos!
  1. On Facebook, LIKE our post and leave a COMMENT that shares why you and your family would love a membership to the ROM.

Experiential gifts are the best gifts! Especially when they mean everyone in the family gets to have fun and learn together.

For more information on memberships, go here. For more details on holiday programming, go here.

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40 Comments

  1. Vanessa Del Carpio
    December 13, 2016

    what a great Christmas present this would be!

  2. Amber Gourlie
    December 13, 2016

    Oh! This would be a perfect gift♡

  3. Jana Reid
    December 13, 2016

    What an amazing giveaway!

  4. Andrea Dan
    December 13, 2016

    What an awesome prize!!!

  5. Samantha O.
    December 13, 2016

    Amazing! This is a great gift

  6. Alan Andrew Parker
    December 13, 2016

    the ROM is the best way to spend a cold february day

  7. Jennifer Bovaird Taylor
    December 13, 2016

    What a great present this would be – indoor fun with my girls!

  8. Lia Grimberg
    December 13, 2016

    My little guy loves the dinos at the ROM and it’s time for us to start exploring some of the other rooms.

  9. Melissa Bellamy D'souza
    December 13, 2016

    My kids love the ROM!

  10. Anika Mifsud
    December 13, 2016

    I love going to the ROM! Kids or no kids! 🙂

  11. Lisa Moebus
    December 13, 2016

    Endless Dino-adventuring. Yes, please!!

  12. Jodie Bond
    December 13, 2016

    The dinosaurs are our family favs!

  13. Cheryl Andrews-Morreale
    December 13, 2016

    My boys would love to win a family membership to the ROM to check out all the cool exhibits it has to offer, especially the dinosaurs!

  14. Cheryl Andrews-Morreale
    December 13, 2016

    Laura Andrews check out the fab giveaway

  15. Laura Andrews
    December 13, 2016

    Wow what a great prize!

  16. Kristina Lyublinskaya
    December 13, 2016

    Yes pls 🙂

  17. Nourah Irfan
    December 13, 2016

    The best gift!!!

  18. Karen Lam
    December 13, 2016

    The ROM is so much fun!

  19. Michelle Jobin
    December 13, 2016

    The ROM has been a favourite of mine since I was little. I would love a membership so I can bring my son there to explore all the exhibits.

  20. Nives Hajdin
    December 13, 2016

    Awesome! Would love to take my mom to see all the remaining parts of the museum we didn’t get to see last time we went 🙂

  21. Terri Baker
    December 13, 2016

    I love the ROM, I try to go at least once a month. I always took my kids and now my grand kids. So much to see and do and what a fun way to learn. My aunt took me there for the first time 45 years ago, and I fell in love instantly. I am so looking forward to the blue whale exhibit coming in the new year.

  22. Katelyn Dee
    December 13, 2016

    Would love to WIN…especially because we’re back in Toronto full time now!

  23. Elizabeth Gibson
    December 13, 2016

    Wow thank you so much for the chance!!!

  24. Alison Minard
    December 13, 2016

    What a great giveaway! It’s impossible to see everything in one, or even two, visits.

  25. Monica Nicole
    December 13, 2016

    This would be a great experience for the whole family to bond and learn

  26. Wayne Turner
    December 13, 2016

    So cool Jayda Turner

  27. Erika Schmidt
    December 14, 2016

    love this place so much to see so a membership makes sense

  28. Judi Phillips
    December 14, 2016

    Such a fun place

  29. Jayda Turner
    December 14, 2016

    Would love it! Thanks

  30. Stephanie La Plante
    December 14, 2016

    We haven’t been to ROM in years but would absolutely love to. So many amazing things to explore!

  31. Sean Pynaert
    December 14, 2016

    great prize, I’d love to win this for my family

  32. Mary Manna
    December 14, 2016

    Love the ROM and try to attend the major exhibits. CHIHULY is stunningly beautiful. Had added the Franklin exhibit to the list of Christmas holiday must do’s.

  33. Nichole Poulos
    December 14, 2016

    Haven’t been ot the ROM In years,I love going with my Mom, she absolutely LOVES THE ROM!!! With this membership, I could take the rest of my family also – Toronto has so many interesting places to visit! Thanks, ShedoestheCity.com for this great contest! Liked & Shared!

  34. Patrick Rokow
    December 14, 2016

    I love the Rom. I’ve always had a fascination with dinosaurs and to see them as if they were, life-size is awesome.

  35. Dar Gef
    December 14, 2016

    My family loves the ROM – it would be so amazing to have a year long membership! Thank you 🙂

  36. Grieta Allison
    December 14, 2016

    What a sweet giveaway!!

  37. Gwendolyn Damaren
    December 14, 2016

    This would be lovely! My family loves the ROM. 🙂

  38. Heather Wes
    December 16, 2016

    my two youngest have never been to the ROM and they are finally at a great age for a visit. What a great way to spend a family day on a cold winters day!

  39. Janet Butler-McPhee
    December 23, 2016

    Oh my – my toddlers love this place! Thank you for the chance!

  40. BobbiJo Pentney
    December 23, 2016

    I would love to inspire inquiry and wonder in my children. Thank you for the chance.

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