ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Travel and Places»
  • Travel Activities & Ideas

Day Trip to the Museum

Updated on May 9, 2013

A Visit to the ROM

Last Friday my friend and I took a trip to Toronto mainly to renew his passport at the German consulate. We had the whole afternoon to spend doing whatever we wished as our return train back to Kitchener wasn't leaving Toronto until 5:45 p.m. . When we examined our map of the downtown area of Toronto we soon realized that the ROM was within walking distance of where we had to do our business. Mike had never been to the ROM; I went as a small child but it was so long ago I don't remember going there. I spent my early part of my childhood living in Toronto; my parents always took my brothers and I to various places on family outings; which I'm sure the ROM was a place we had gone to on one of these outings.

Looking Forward to the Maya Exhibit

Once Mike and I were finished at the consulate we made our way down the street towards the ROM. We decided to have lunch at the McDonalds across the street from the museum; it was a wonderful architectural structure to sit and stare at as we ate lunch. We were both amazed at all the different exhibits that the museum had on display; but the main one I wanted to see was the Maya exhibit as I had recently written an article relating to the Maya. We were not allowed to take pictures of the Maya exhibit but I got many other wonderful pics of other exhibits. I was really fascinated with the lovely pots the Maya had made to make chocolate drinks in (similar to cappuccino); they even had a built-in clay straw that was believed to have been used to make the drink frothy. The cities they created were impressive to say the least as they used a very advanced form of architecture.

Did Aliens Visit the Maya?

Some believe that the Maya were visited by Aliens who either constructed the Maya cities or showed the Maya people how to create them. How the Maya cities came to be is one of the great mysteries that we have yet to solve. This is a culture that is surrounded by mystery and wonder; making it a great exhibit to visit while at the ROM. When I was looking at various Maya pieces I thought of the people who made them thinking that the people who created these pieces would have known the answer to the mystery surrounding this civilization. As for us we can only guess on how the Maya civilization came to be and how and why it ended. I also enjoyed looking at the Egyptian exhibit with mummies over three thousand years old. There was even little mummies of their pets mainly cats. This was another culture surrounded in mystery as many people have different theories on how the great pyramids came to be. This is another place where some people believe was visited by Aliens and it was them that built the pyramids.


Life is full of many incredible things that are cloaked in mystery and are wonderful to explore. The ROM is a great place to see up close some of these wonderful mysterious things. You can examine all walks of life from the living to the extinct species such as the dinosaurs. We have some theories on why and how the dinosaurs became extinct but this is another topic that has mystery surrounding it. If you are looking for a place to go for a day trip and you want to do some exploring and learning I would say the ROM would be a great place to have a day adventure in. This is a place that people of all ages can come together and enjoy this experience; the ROM has something for everyone its a great place for a family outing, with friends or even on your own. I give the ROM thumbs up as a great place to spend the day!

Day at Museum

Do you think kids of today like going to museums?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Vin Chauhun profile image

      Vin Chauhun 5 years ago from Durban

      interesting Hub...but pardon my ignorance...what is ROM :)..........I think the Mayans got their building tips from other cultures.....the idea of Aliens is fascinating

    • Pamela-anne profile image

      Pamela-anne 5 years ago from Miller Lake

      Thanks for the compliment veronica much appreciated and your right the ROM is a great place of interest for all ages!

    • profile image

      veronica 5 years ago

      Good write up on the ROM Pam it sure was a great place of interest and it is constantly changing.