On the second floor are two galleries featuring rotating displays from the Museum’s permanent collection, and travelling exhibits of all descriptions.

Albert the Albertosaurus

 July 9, 2018 – 2020

New and improved! Along with Albert, our resident Albertosaurus, come see a geologic timeline covering 4.5 billion years of earth’s history from the Precambrian to the Cenozoic eras. Also on display are some of earth’s oldest fossils, a Mosasaur vertebra, dig boxes to test your paleontological skills, and much more.

What Lies Beneath: Canadian Shipwrecks of Lake Superior

This Thunder Bay Museum circulating exhibit is temporarily on display in our own galleries. The center display showcases artifacts recovered from various ships that have plied the perilous Lake Superior, only to settle on the bottom of it. Learn about the dangers of the ship-wrecking Isle Royale and the stories of ships across time lost in the fog and ice, from the S.S.  Bannockburn, to the disappearance of the Fort William-built minesweepers Inkerman and Cerisoles. Learn about diving the great lakes and watch a tour of a sunken vessel.