Kid’s Programs

The Thunder Bay Museum offers programs for children during Summer Holidays, March Break and PA Days.

Children holding up paper dragons made during Summer Camp.

Summer Camps

Every summer the Thunder Bay Museum offers a variety of full day, week long recreational programming for children ages 6-12.

Kids around a table making homemade pizzas.

March Break Camps

Each year during March break the Thunder Bay Museum offers full day, week long recreational programming for children ages 6-12.

Young girls at a birthday party with peach craft in their hands.

Birthday Parties

The Museum offers themed birthday parties for children ages 5-11 from Sept – June. Each party is run by one of our fabulous hosts.

PA Day Camp

The Thunder Bay Museum offers themed full-day programming for children ages 6-12 during PA Days.

Educational Programs

Much of the Museum’s programming involves school children. 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 60 classes representing as many as 2,000 students will visit the Museum.

Due to staff shortages Museum field trips will not take place from April. 29th to May 27, 2024.

984.80.2372C - Kindergarten class TBHMS

Museum Field Trips

Maximize learning with fun & engaging programs for every grade/ability level (Ontario curriculum compliant).

Educational Kit with a gas mask, resource guide, pins and other items associated with the kit.

Education Kits

Our Education Kit Program offers hands-on, object-oriented educational kits suitable for a class of 25-30 students.

997.17.57 CKPR Children's Program

Online Lesson Plans

Our plans, purchased online, consist of lessons and activities to enhance and engage students of various grade levels

Teacher in a classroom of young students.

Virtual Programs

Bring live and pre-recorded video-based tours and info directly into the classroom for preschool to Grade 12 students

Reading is TREE_mendous! Children's Books from our Collection

Teacher Resources

Enrich your classroom with lessons, images, and more. Help your students connect their learning to the communities in which they live.

The word Feedback spelled out on blocks

Teachers’ Survey

What do you want to see offered at the Thunder Bay Museum? We’d love to hear your thoughts – it will help us plan future programs.

In The Community

As a vital member of our local community, the Thunder Bay Museum partners with local organizations, operates outreach programming, and curates special displays in schools, businesses, seniors homes, and elsewhere. We are always looking for new and interesting ways to work with members of the local community to communicate our history to wider audiences.

Wendell Beckwith sitting in his lodge

Wendell Beckwith

An inventor, master wood worker, and free thinking scientist who lived along on the tip of Best Island, north of Armstrong, Ontario.

Lecture at the Thunder Bay Museum.

FREE Lecture Series

A wide range of topics are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Thunder Bay Museum from September to April.

Pagoda Building Covered in Polka Dots

Senior Programs

Each month we offer programming to seniors that can be delivered virtually or live at a long-term care home

Black and white photo of Cumberland Street in Port Arthur, Ontario

Historical Walking Tours

During the summer, we offer historical walking tours looking at not only architecture, but aspects of social history and stories behind various locations within Thunder Bay