Programming has always been a critical part of what the Thunder Bay Museum offers the public. Our lecture series began in 1908 and continues today, and a host of special events – teas, receptions, dinners, and exhibit openings, to name just a few – cater to people of all ages and tastes.
Much of the Museum’s programming involves school children. More than a dozen education kits, produced by the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, have travelled throughout the local school system in the past. Newly revised and updated Education Kits are currently in the works. In-Museum programs, designed to complement the Ontario curriculum introduce students to the fascinating heritage of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. In a typical year, as many as 120 classes representing as many as 4,000 students will visit the Museum, and hundreds more will take advantage of recreational programs offered during the summer, on P.A. Days and on holidays.
To cater to those unable to visit our building, the Museum operates outreach programs and special displays in schools, shopping malls, trade shows, senior’s homes, and elsewhere. These are seen and enjoyed by thousands.
Guides, Brownies, Cubs and other organizations are encouraged to book special visits to the Museum during evenings (subject to availability). Just give us a call at 623-0801 a few weeks prior to your visit to reserve a time.
Remember, those with a membership in the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society get special advance notice of all events, invitations to special events, and discounts on fees for programs and other events. A school membership gets you free class visits to the Museum and free in-school presentations. Membership does have its advantages!
- Educational Programming
- Facility Rentals
- In the Community
- Recreational Programming for Kids
- Special Events & Activities