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Greater Toronto Area

Alumni Family Day at the ROM

The ROM wants to show you and the kids how scary spiders are. Not.

On a tour exclusively curated for U of T alumni, over 200 alumni families met almost 400 spiders – both live and preserved. They found out why spiders aren’t that scary and what awesome things they can do. Their up-close and personal day with creepy-crawlies included:

  • A special arachnid talk with Doug Currie, U of T biology professor and curator of the ROM exhibit, “Spiders: Fear & Fascination”
  • Small-group, guided tours of the exhibit
  • A web-weaving activity
  • A build-your-own spider activity


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