The glass, aluminum, and steel main entrance known as “The Crystal” is often ranked among one of the stranger-looking buildings in North America. The exterior of R.O.M. is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to unique and interesting things to see here. Whether it’s world cultures or natural history that piques your interest; the multi-tasking museum has prehistoric mammalian fossils and ancient artifacts from around the world included in its forty galleries which contain a total of over six million items. There are hands on galleries and temporary exhibits as well. A full day can easily be spent here and you needn’t even leave for meals. There are three different dining options within the complex to choose from.
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The Royal Ontario Museum is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is one of the largest museums in North America and the largest in Canada. It attracts more than one million visitors every year, making the ROM the most-visited museum in Canada. The museum is north of Queen's Park, in the University of Toronto district, with its main entrance on Bloor Street West. Museum subway station is named after the ROM and, since a 2008 renovation, is decorated to resemble the institution's collection. Established on 16 April 1912 and opened on 19 March 1914, the museum has maintained close relations with the University of Toronto throughout its history, often sharing expertise and resources. The museum was under the direct control and management of the University of Toronto until 1968, when it became an independent Crown agency of the Government of Ontario. Today, the museum is Canada's largest field-research institution, with research and conservation activities around the world.