1080 Keewatin St,
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T7

Virtual Field Trips

visit gallery exhibitions virtually from your classroom


The Gallery’s Virtual Field Trip program brings video-based tours and workshops directly into Gr 1-12 classrooms.

Designed with input from teachers, each Virtual Field Trip includes a video tour of an exhibition, a step-by-step video art lesson, a set of digital slides of artworks, an art lesson plan, and printable activities to extend learning before and after the Field Trip.

View our Virtual Field Trips

Annual fee-for-service grants allow students from the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board and Lakehead Public Schools to attend the tour and workshop program free of charge.

What to see

Each year the Thunder Bay Art Gallery hosts up to 20 different exhibitions, with something new and exciting on display every few weeks.

The Gallery often exhibits artworks from other galleries, giving Thunder Bay students an opportunity to see exceptional art locally.

The Gallery regularly displays the work of established and emerging artists working locally and from across Northwestern Ontario.

As well, frequent exhibitions of works from our Permanent Collection highlight the rich heritage of Indigenous art that has shaped the Gallery’s history.

What to do

Book a Tour

Our tours allow groups to explore themes that connect with Grade 2-12 curriculum, including science, the environment, social studies, and technology.

All tours are led by the Education Coordinator or trained volunteer guide. Tours involve discussion of the art on display, the artists, and their artistic practices.

Book an Art Workshop

Activities such as printmaking, painting, sewing, photo transfer or wood and metalwork. Participants love the opportunity for hands-on creative learning. We tailor workshops to the age, abilities, and interests of each group. We can readily adapt our program to accommodate adult learners.

  • Plan on 1 hour for a tour or 1.5 – 2 hours for a tour and art workshop.
  • For optimum learning, we prefer groups of 20-25 students. Larger groups are divided, with one group touring while the other participates in the workshop. At the midpoint, the groups change activities.
  • Our facilities are fully accessible. We have three gallery spaces, an art classroom, accessible washrooms, a spacious lobby, and cloakroom.
  • Parents and caregivers are welcome.

Tour: $5 per participant            Tour & Workshop: $8 per participant


  Contact the Education Coordinator  

Students in Gallery
“Wonderful tour, presentation and art workshop. I can’t wait to take these ideas back to my classroom! Merci.”

Samantha Scott, Teacher, Lakehead Public Schools