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.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit & Lecture
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.
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.
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.
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?
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