Discover a few objects and specimens from our collections. Please select one of the nine following categories:
Specimens from Québec, other parts of Canada and other regions of the world, including an alligator acquired in 1870, can be found in this collection. The shell of a Spotted Turtle, which is on the endangered species list of Canada, can be seen here, as well.
This collection of thousands of artefacts helps tell the story of the Native Americans who occupied the Estrie region. Some of the samples, such as the polished birdstone, can also be classified as works of art!
This outstanding collection of birds, eggs and nests numbers more than 4,000 specimens, representing upwards of 800 species and subspecies including the Passenger Pigeon, a species which is unfortunately extinct today.
Dinosaur bones, mammoth tusks and trilobites are not the only objects that make up this collection of more than 1,000 plant and animal fossils, most of which were collected in Québec and other parts of Canada.
Insects, arachnids, crustaceans and molluscs, as well as other types of invertebrates, can be viewed in this collection of more than 30,000 specimens. Several hundred of these insects were collected before 1900 by noted entomology pioneers such as Joseph Ouellet. This collection is full of secrets which are only gradually being revealed.
Don’t miss the Blue Whale vertebrae, a remnant of the Champlain Sea, not to mention the Deer Mouse which has occupied a proud place in our collection of over 500 specimens since 1924!
This category encompasses a small collection of scientific instruments and other objects that cannot be catalogued using the normal system of classification.
Nearly 2,000 plants and 250 fungi from Québec, representing more than 1,000 species and subspecies, have been extremely well documented in this collection. Some of the herbarium specimen sheets from the 19th century are even artistically embellished with calligraphy!
Containing more than 4,000 rocks and minerals in many different shapes and colors, this collection also includes representative samples from the Eastern Townships. Several antique collections, specially prepared for teaching, have been preserved and included as well.
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