On the second floor are two galleries featuring rotating displays from the Museum’s permanent collection, and travelling exhibits of all descriptions.
Beyond Human Limits
A Science North Exhibit
June 28 to July 20, 2019
GET UP, TRY AGAIN, PUSH FURTHER! Welcome to the thrilling world of extreme sports. Visitors are challenged to explore some of the riskiest activities in the world. Beyond Human Limits immerses visitors in a variety of engaging and exciting sports in their natural environments. They can virtually race the backcountry slopes, balance along a highline, or test their hang time endurance. Visitors of all ages will delight in experimenting with downhill slopes and imagining what will come next in the world of extreme sports. Throughout the exhibition, passionate athletes explain their individual motivations, training, and resilience. Visitors can evaluate their own desire for thrill and adventure, then compare their sensation-seeking score to the featured athletes. Beyond Human Limits emphasizes that for extreme athletes facing risks is secondary to the personal fulfillment they find by pursuing their passions. Visitors will leave inspired to push themselves to their own personal limits. This exhibit is produced by Science North, and is being hosted by the Thunder Bay Museum in partnership with Science North and the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. The exhibit has been supported by generous contributions from FedNor and the NOHFC.
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.