ROM FAMILY FUNDAYS: BRILLIANT SCIENCE
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)