The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto, Canada. It is one of the largest museums in North America, the largest in Canada, and attracts more than one million visitors every year. Thanks to Kids Up Front, a group of newcomer youth from Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School’s Multicultural Club visited the ROM and spent a wonderful afternoon there!
Through our visit, we learnt about the history of the museum. We got to see the famous Rotunda, which is a mosaic ceiling made from countless little squares of Venetian glass.
The natural history part of the museum was a lot of fun! We got to take interactive photos with the “live” T-Rex at the ROM.
There were lots to see at the museum. We even got to go inside an ancient Egyptian tomb replica!
This after school program run by CultureLink and West Neighbourhood House is a wonderful means for us to get to know other newcomers. We get the opportunity to learn leadership skills, practice English, get to learn more about Toronto and Canada, and also get to make new friends.