Bring this #FNLROM season to a climax by celebrating Canada 150, with access to three inspiring exhibitions:
Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story, Anishinaabeg: Art & Power, and The Family Camera.
Sweet Touch Foundation
DJ Stew Innes
University of Toronto Faculty of Music
Ocean Wise: Come by the Ocean Wise table to learn more about sustainable seafood sourcing, farmed seafood, and how you can make ocean friendly choices by eating at delicious restaurants.
Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story
A ROM original exhibition that retells the tragic story of 2014 and the unprecedented opportunity for research and conservation that resulted. Come face to face with the enormous eighty- foot skeleton of Blue, and discover the mind-blowing biology of blue whales; the humongous size of their heart, their unusual feeding behaviour, how they communicate and their evolution from land to sea. Find out how the ROM is studying their DNA to unlock some of the mysteries surrounding these large but elusive creatures, and gain insight into the global decline of the blue whale population and what is being done to protect the world’s largest animal…ever
Anishinaabeg: Art & Power
Explore the life, traditions, and sacred stories of the Anishinaabeg as told through their powerful art over the last two centuries. Anishinaabeg: Art & Power takes you on a journey through the artistic evolution of one of the most populous and diverse Indigenous communities in North America.
The Family Camera
Discover the connections between family, photography, and migration with The Family Camera, an exhibition that explores how family photos shape our sense of self, family, community, and nation.
Art, Honour, and Ridicule: Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana
This new exhibition takes a historical and contemporary look at Asafo flags. These flags are the insignia created for the numerous military Asafo companies of the Fante states along the coast of Southern Ghana. Historically, Asafo companies were in charge of the safety and protection of the local community as well as warfare. Today they act as the vibrant core of local communities. Their flags depict narratives of pride, wisdom, and defiant messages to enemies and are sacred objects depicting the spirit and history of a company.
We sell «early-bird» tickets online, and the rest at the door starting at 7pm ($17 adults, $15.50 students/seniors, $5 members)
Entrance is guaranteed to early-bird ticket holders before 8pm. After 8pm, all entrance is based on capacity.
Early-bird ticket holders and Members: Join the «GOT 'EM» line to the west of the entrance.
Wanna be a star? Chances are you will be! By entering the ROM Friday Night Live premises you consent to having your image captured and displayed for promotional and/or documentary use.
The fine print: ROM general admission tickets are not valid for FNL. FNL is a specially ticketed event for adults 19+ only and you will be asked for valid ID (government-issued, not yet expired, with photo and date of birth). For those who prefer a close relationship with their bag, please note that bags are subject to inspection and you may be requested to check them — the good news is, it's free