Collections

The Museum’s unique collections total over 65 000 objects and specimens from the natural sciences.  Coming from various educational institutions dating from the mid-19th century, these collections have been enriched over the past 130 years through donations acquisitions of objects and specimens of important historical or scientific value.  The diversity of the Quebec and Canadian fauna and flora is extremely well featured.   Many specimens also come from the other areas of the Americas and even from other continents.

Through these invaluable collections, the Musée’s conservation department provides many important and crucial services.  It answers questions from the general public and also collaborates closely with the scientific community as well as other museums or scientific institutions.

To peruse our collections, please use one of the following methods:

Tortue verte / Green Turtle / Chelonia mydas / G-88-505-Hi
Museum’s collections

Hundreds of photographs of specimens from our collections.

banniere-pour-site-web-ang
A visit to our hidden treasures
A virtual exhibition with interactive games that will help you discover the Museum’s treasures and collections.
Amanite tue-mouches / Yellow-orange Fly Agaric / Amanita muscaria / 2008.18
Nature of collections

A few words on conservation processes.

Musée de la tour, vers 1950, circa 1950
The Curator’s Notes

The Curator’s Newsletter.

 

Collections

The Museum’s unique collections total over 65 000 objects and specimens from the natural sciences.  Coming from various educational institutions dating from the mid-19th century, these collections have been enriched over the past 130 years through donations acquisitions of objects and specimens of important historical or scientific value.  The diversity of the Quebec and Canadian fauna and flora is extremely well featured.   Many specimens also come from the other areas of the Americas and even from other continents.

Through these invaluable collections, the Musée’s conservation department provides many important and crucial services.  It answers questions from the general public and also collaborates closely with the scientific community as well as other museums or scientific institutions.

To peruse our collections, please use one of the following methods:

Tortue verte / Green Turtle / Chelonia mydas / G-88-505-Hi
Museum’s collections

Hundreds of photographs of specimens from our collections.

banniere-pour-site-web-ang
A visit to our hidden treasures
A virtual exhibition with interactive games that will help you discover the Museum’s treasures and collections.
Amanite tue-mouches / Yellow-orange Fly Agaric / Amanita muscaria / 2008.18
Nature of collections

A few words on conservation processes.

Musée de la tour, vers 1950, circa 1950
The Curator’s Notes

The Curator’s Newsletter.