Looking for a fresh March Break activity? Bring the kids to the museum and travel back to the Viking era! Legendary explorers on land and sea, imaginative myth-makers and skilled craftspeople, the Norse left a multi-faceted legacy. As one of Toronto's top must-see attractions offering fun family events, the Museum will be buzzing with creative things to do, live performances and the best of the Viking spirit.
We're open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm during March Break Viking Adventure (closes at 5:30 pm Sunday, March 18). Activities and live performances run from 10:30 am until 30 minutes before closing, all included with admission.
Living Viking History: Experience Norse daily life with re-enactments of these legendary explorers, warriors, and artisans. Program Partners: Torvik and Wulfthorpe.
Viking Voices: Who will you meet from the Viking village today? Talk with explorers, warriors, farmers, and artisans about their daily lives. Program Partners Torvik and Wulfthorpe. (2:00 pm)
Viking Bling: Create your own jewellery using spirals, braids, and symbols, just as skilled Norse artisans did.
Shield Wall: Grab a shield, join the front line and imagine yourself as a Norse warrior. Ready? Set? CHAAARGE! (12:30 & 4:00 pm)
ROM Quests: Get your team together and head to the far corners of the Museum in these inspired scavenger hunts. Presented by ROM World Cultures, in partnership with the Archaeological Institute of America and the University of Toronto.
Traders & Marauders: Rough waters, epic battles, and bustling markets await those brave enough to travel the path of the ancients.
Fashion File: From ancient underwear to glittering jewels, learn about the grit behind ancient glamour on this fashion adventure through time.
Viking Family Lounge: Challenge your mind or just hang out in our family lounge and game zone.
Rune-ology: Wouldn't it be great to know an alphabet where the letters had magical powers? Learn the meaning of runes and use them to spell your name.
Creature Corner — Sciensational Sssnakes!!! Get up close and personal with snakes and other incredible creatures. (Animal meet & greet all program hours, presentations 1:30 & 3:30 pm)
Milkweed & Monarchs: What does it take to stay alive and thrive as a monarch butterfly? As these mighty creatures travel from your backyard all the way to Mexico, find out how you can help the great Monarch migration through specimens, activities, and dress-up.
Humans & Nature – Species at Risk: Many animals, plants, rocks, and fossils are gathered because they are valuable, pretty, or used by people. After finding out what natural materials are found in human-made items, discover the impact these items have on the natural world, and learn what you can do to help. Presented by ROM Natural History.