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Event by: Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Drop in activities 11 am - 4 pm

Let curiosity get the best of you as the ROM celebrates Science Literacy Week with exciting discoveries and hands-on activities.

Dance Dance Evolution: From the waggle dance of the honey bee to the elaborate display of the peacock spider, discover the wildest moves nature has to offer. Join a lesson led by SaMel Tanz, a contemporary dance company that creates vibrant stories through innovative dance. (12 :00 & 2:00 PM)

Pop-Up Planetarium: Come stargazing and explore the constellations with ROM teachers in our new pop-up planetarium. Space is limited – first come, first served. (~20-minute shows starting at 11:30 am, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, & 3:30 pm)

The End of the Age of Dinosaurs: What's the impact of an asteroid impact? The ROM Palaeo team has been digging into the fossils of the 66 million-year-old Hell Creek Formation to find out. Meet the team, touch real fossils, and hear stories from this summer's fieldwork!

Taking Care of Spidey: What does it take to raise an eight-legged friend? Find out from the ROM "Web Team" and  local arachnid enthusiasts.

Real or Fake? In a forensic investigation of a Zapotec urn, ROM Conservators and scientists use cutting-edge scientific technology to peel back the layers and uncover a complicated past.

Fossil Spider Relatives: Explore the expansive web of spider relatives across hundreds of millions of years.

Meteorite or Meteor-wrong: Thousands of meteorites land on Earth each year, but could you spot one? Touch real meteorites and test your planetary science skills!

Mummies & Science: Find out how ROM researchers revolutionized the study of mummies, and how that work is still done today.

ROM Digitisation Project: Meet the ROM Digitisation Team and see how they are digitising our science and art collections.

"Out-of-this-World" Organisms: When you magnify some of Earth's lifeforms, they can appear absolutely alien. Get a close-up view of some of the tiny organisms that have inspired science fiction, or are just plain weird. Grab a microscope and start scanning for lifeforms!

Snack Like a Spider: Sample tasty roasted crickets in a variety of flavours.

So You Want to be a Museum Scientist? It takes years of training to become a museum scientist. Come meet some of the students who are studying with experts at the ROM to do just that!

Science of Fashion: Explore the endless possibilities that come from interweaving design, art, and technology. Make your own fashion statement with a clothespin doll.

Canadian Blood Services: Discover the science behind blood types, decorate a bookmark, and find out how to #GiveLife.

Meet the Aquarium Keeper: Aquarium keeper Sheldon John explains how he keeps our coral reef thriving. (11:00 am–1:00 pm)

Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club
100 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6
Event date: September 23, 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
Website: www.rom.on.ca/romkids

Contact Name:
Kiron Mukherjee

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