PA Day Camp

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

Each PA Day has a different theme; our inhouse Education Coordinator plans a full range of activities including games, arts and crafts, science experiments, scavenger hunts and much more. PA Days have a special treat where you get to make your own afternoon snack following the PD Day theme.

There is always something new and fun to do on our PD Days.

Fees and Registration

Museum Members

  • Fees: $30/child (Members)

LPSB = Lakehead Public School Board
TBCDSB = Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board
GN = Conseil scolaire de Grand Nord
AB = Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores Boreales

Payment Options

  • Online (preferred) – Visa, or Mastercard (click the buttons above)
  • In Person – Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, or Mastercard
  • Phone – Please call 807-623-0801 to pay by Visa or Mastercard

Participants are only registered for a program once their payment has been received. We do not keep a wait list, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, please send a nut-free lunch and two snacks/drinks with your child. There will be no access to a refrigerator or
microwave, so please pack accordingly. The Museum has water fountains, so sending your child with a refillable water
bottle is advisable


Sometimes. Please refer to the chart on the front page of this paper for the entire list. Most times, these materials are
simple recyclable items or things you would have around the house. Many past participants have also brought a small
pillow and blanket to curl up with during our lunchtime movie break. Please feel free to do the same.

Absolutely! We love to see our campers embracing the theme of the day.

Programs are limited to 10 children (depending on the week). The Museum reserves the right to cancel programs due
to under-registration.

The Museum’s cancellation policy is as follows:

  • No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks in advance of the day(s) for which you are registered.
  • All refunds are subject to a 10% administration fee
  • The museum reserves the right to cancel any under-registered camp days (e.g. less than 50% attendance)

If your child has any special needs, details must be included with your registration form. Please note that we cannot
provide one-on-one supervision or specific medical support. However, if your child requires an adult assistant, they are
welcome to accompany the child to camp free of charge.

The Education Department’s great staff and volunteers are trained, experienced individuals who have submitted current
Criminal Background Checks and are certified in Standard First Aid and CPR. The minimum ratio of supervisors to
participants is 1:7.

We ask that your child use the following Museum Manners:

  • We walk slowly in the galleries.
  • We use indoor voices.
  • We stay in a group with our supervisor.
  • We touch Museum objects when our supervisor invites us, and we are careful with the things we touch

Please Note: Parents may be called to pick up a child who is causing difficulties, without being issued a refund for the

Unless otherwise stated, full-day programs are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please drop off your child between 9:00 and
9:30 a.m. at the front doors and pick them up between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m at the front doors. Except for in emergency situations, there will be no staff available to supervise before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. so please use the above mentioned times as a strict guideline.