TORONTO — Did you know Vikings came to Canada in the 11th century?
Well, see evidence of their east coast landings at the ROM during the March break.
Your kids will love it.
Visit the Royal Ontario Museum this week and travel back to the Viking era.
Legendary explorers on land and sea, imaginative myth-makers and skilled craftspeople, the Norse left a multi-faceted legacy.
As one of Toronto’s top must-see attractions offering fun family events, the Museum will be buzzing with creative things to do, live performances and the best of the Viking spirit.
There’s lots to see and do throughout the museum, besides this one amazing display at the Viking Village.
Dinosaurs and more ….
March Break Museum Hours
Drop-in activities run from 10:30 am to 30 minutes before closing unless otherwise noted, free with Museum admission.
March 10-17: Museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
March 18: Museum is open from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Living Viking History: Experience Norse daily life with re-enactments of these legendary explorers, warriors, and artisans. Program Partners: Torvik and Wulfthorpe.
Viking Voices: Who will you meet from the Viking village today? Talk with explorers, warriors, farmers, and artisans about their daily lives. Program Partners Torvik and Wulfthorpe. (2:00 pm)
Viking Bling: Create your own jewellery using spirals, braids, and symbols, just as skilled Norse artisans did.
Shield Wall: Grab a shield, join the front line and imagine yourself as a Norse warrior.
Ready? Set? CHAAARGE! (12:30 & 4:00 pm)
Viking Family Lounge: Challenge your mind or just hang out in our family lounge and game zone.
Rune-ology: Wouldn’t it be great to know an alphabet where the letters had magical powers? Learn the meaning of runes and use them to spell your name.
L’Anse Aux Meadows Photo Booth: Travel back in time to adventure with the Vikings in L’Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland, and return with a keepsake photo. Program Partner: Parks Canada. (10:30 am–5:00 pm, March 14–18 only)
Creature Corner – Sciensational Sssnakes! Get up close and personal with snakes and other incredible creatures. (Animal meet & greet all program hours, presentations 1:30 & 3:30 pm)
ROM Quests: Get your team together and head to the far corners of the Museum in these inspired scavenger hunts. Presented by ROM World Cultures, in partnership with the Archaeological Institute of America and the University of Toronto, and the Friends of ROM Textiles and Costume.
Traders & Marauders: Rough waters, epic battles, and bustling markets await those brave enough to travel the path of the ancients.
Fashion File: From ancient underwear to glittering jewels, learn about the grit behind ancient glamour on this fashion adventure through time.
Material Fashion: Journey through the Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific, the Wirth Gallery of the Middle East, and the Sir Christopher Ondaajte South Asian Gallery to explore different textiles and materials used to make striking fashion and costume.
Learn to Camp: Get ready for your next adventure into the Canadian wilderness by learning how to camp from the experts. Program Partner: Parks Canada.
Love Nature: Get closer to nature with Love Nature’s exclusive family-friendly wildlife films, including adorable Baby Animals and otherworldly Strange Creatures. Love Nature brings audiences closer to the beauty and wonder of nature, sharing awe-inspiring stories and shining a light on the fight for survival in a changing world. Program Partner: Love Nature (Drop in anytime between 1:00–4:00 pm)
Milkweed & Monarchs: What does it take to stay alive and thrive as a monarch butterfly? As these mighty creatures travel from your backyard all the way to Mexico, find out how you can help the great Monarch migration through specimens, activities, and dress-up.
Humans & Nature – Species at Risk: Many animals, plants, rocks, and fossils are gathered because they are valuable, pretty, or used by people. After finding out what natural materials are found in human-made items, discover the impact these items have on the natural world, and learn what you can do to help. Presented by ROM Natural History.
Money, Money, Money! Curator Paul Denis explains how and why ancient coins were made, using examples from ancient Greece and Rome. (1:00–3:00 pm, March 14–16 only).