Royal Ontario Museum Membership: Why You Need One

Royal Ontario Museum Membership

Have you ever considered getting a Royal Ontario Museum Membership?

The ROM has, in some capacity, been a hub of culture and discovery in Toronto for over 100 years. Although it has changed over the years into the (very beautiful) glass and aluminum building we see now at the corner of Bloor and University, that is not the only thing that has changed over the years.

The ROM has continued to grow and expand, bringing new exhibits and galleries to its visitors. It currently has 30 galleries and over 35,000 interesting items of art, culture, and nature on display. It is not a once-in-a-lifetime place to visit, more like a ‘let’s go there any chance we get’ place.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit & Lecture

Royal Ontario Museum Membership

I had the pleasure of visiting the ROM late last year for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Member lecture and tour. I never thought of myself as the academic type, but the lecture wove in the importance of modern day access to social media and how it is improving the science community.  We can all help be modern-day scientists and I left that lecture with a renewed feeling of belonging and sense of purpose.

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Then I saw the exhibit and in between being amazed at the sheer skill of the photographers I was at a loss for words with the photograph of the year.

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Benefits of a Royal Ontario Museum Membership

There are so many benefits of a Royal Ontario Museum membership but some of the most magnificent are free access to the museum’s surcharged exhibitions like the Wildlife Photographer of the Year that I saw as well as VIKINGS: The Exhibition and Christian Dior. With the membership not only can you see these fantastic exhibits (and early) but you can keep coming back to discover the rest of the museum galleries and exhibitions over and over again.

For those programs, lectures and special events that are not included in a ROM membership, you can still get advance booking opportunities plus discounts with your membership. As if that wasn’t enough you can use your membership to visit select Canadian Museums making it perfect for those who like to travel. Speaking of travel, did you know that the ROM membership also comes with unique travel opportunities to destinations around the world*? I know, I’m just as amazed as you.

While at the ROM you enjoy discounts on the swag from the ROM Boutique and food from Druxy’s ROM Cafe*. The ROM is massive and whether you choose to spend a couple of hours or make it an all-day excursion these little perks really do add up. One of my fave perks though is the option to get discounts on gift memberships so you can extend the gift of discovery to friends and family at a fraction of the price.

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In between visits you can stay up-to-date with museum sneak peaks thanks to your included subscription to the ROM magazine and monthly eNewsletters.

All that is bundled up neatly with a membership at the ROM so are you ready to get yours today?

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Costs of a ROM Membership

If you want to grab an Individual ROM membership the cost is $112/1 Yr or $187/2 Yrs. A family or dual membership which covers two adults and four kids is $161/1 Yr or $291/2 Yrs. You can get more information about the Royal Ontario Museum here and grab your membership by clicking on the button below.

*Some restrictions apply. See here for pricing information and membership levels

This post is in partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum. All thought are my own.
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    February 8, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    Unfortunately I live in Alberta. It certainly looks like a great museum that’s for sure. 🙂

  2. Lynda Cook
    February 9, 2018 / 9:33 am

    It sure looks like a great place to go and explore, I don’t live in Toronto, but maybe one day I will be able to get there

  3. Darren Scrubb
    February 9, 2018 / 11:43 am

    Impressive looking place that I will be visiting soon for sure.

  4. Calvin
    February 9, 2018 / 11:52 am

    Lots to see in this wonderful museum.

  5. Debbie White Beattie
    February 10, 2018 / 4:08 am

    I’ve never been to the museum but from your pictures it looks like there’s amazing things to see like the skeletons of dinosaurs, which is amazing like I said. I’ve never really thought of all the interesting things to see before now, so thank you !

  6. Julie
    February 10, 2018 / 11:49 am

    ROM is awesome! We need to get back there soon!

  7. Rebecca F
    February 11, 2018 / 7:44 am

    I wish I lived closer to Toronto to make a membership worth it. There are so many great collections and displays here.

  8. LisaM
    February 11, 2018 / 8:28 am

    There’s always something amazing going on. We’re so spoiled for choice in Toronto.

  9. AD
    February 11, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    I love the ROM! Every time I am in Toronto, I make sure to check it out and the new exhibits.

  10. Brian Hwang
    February 13, 2018 / 11:27 am

    Wow, definitely gotta check it out when we go on our family road trip out east this summer!

  11. Kristen.E
    February 27, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    Haven’t been there in a while.

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    February 27, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    I do enjoy visiting good museums and this is certainly one I’d love to see.

  13. Mike Gismondi
    March 19, 2018 / 9:33 am

    I used to go to the ROM with my mom as a kid, and when we visit Ontario later this year I’m going to take my kids!

  14. Joanne C
    March 23, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    I love going to the ROM. I used to take my kids when they were much younger. They probably don’t remember anymore. I should take them again one of these days.

  15. Leanne
    March 30, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    I went to the ROM when I was younger and loved it . I’m going to go this summer I think . It’s so much fun.

  16. Mike Gismondi
    April 15, 2018 / 10:47 am

    My favourite thing at the ROM when I was little was the scary mummy. I wonder if it’s still there?

  17. kathy downey
    June 13, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    If I was ever in the area it’s certainly a place I would love to visit.

  18. Sarah
    June 18, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    I have never been here before! It looks like there are some great exhibits. I like that they offer a membership.

  19. Nate
    September 30, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    It is definitely worth it to get a membership to the ROM

  20. Tammi L.
    January 19, 2019 / 11:19 am

    I live in BC but I just wanted to say that the building is amazing! It’s worth a visit just to take pictures of the outside! If I did live close I would get a membership for sure, the prices are awesome!

  21. JoKing
    May 6, 2019 / 10:48 am

    My only chance to go and I went. I wish I would have had more time. Maybe I will get there again!