The ROM is reopening with a new whale exhibit this month

Jul 7 2021, 7:18 pm

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) plans to welcome guests back later this month as COVID-19 restrictions continue to loosen.

The Museum plans to give members advance access starting July 21 and projects reopening to the public on July 22.

A new exhibit on whales and a collection of textiles will be on display in addition to the classic exhibits on dinosaurs, prehistoric life, and artifacts from ancient human civilizations.

“The museum’s large physical footprint and wide-open spaces, combined with timed ticketing, limited capacity, and comprehensive safety measures, offer a safe and welcoming place for people to reconnect and re-engage with culture this summer,” the ROM said in a news release issued Wednesday.

In the fall, the museum will also display two new exhibits focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic. The first is called Unmasking the Pandemic: From Personal Protection to Personal Expression, and the second is titled #MyPandemicStory: Portraits of the Pandemic Through the Eyes of Youth.

By the time the ROM reopens, Ontario should be in Step 3 of its pandemic reopening plan, which includes allowances for indoor dining and private gatherings inside.

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