Collections

Several of the photos presented on this site were provided thanks to the financial help of Heritage Canada and a digital cultural project managed by the Société des musées du Québec (museums of Québec).

The Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science collaborates in the enrichment of the Artefacts Canada data bank, a network of information exchanges about the various collections in Québec and across Canada, visit the site: Artefacts Canada

Plants and mushrooms

A very well documented collection that includes 4,053 plants and 674 mushrooms from Quebec, which represent more than 1,000 species and sub-species.

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Rocks and minerals

More than 4,000 rocks and minerals, including samples representative of the Eastern Townships and older collections specially prepared for teaching, are kept in the Museum.

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Birds

This remarkable collection of birds, bird eggs and nests numbers more than 4,000 specimens, from more than 800 species and sub-species. You will find in this collection a Passenger pigeon, a species that regrettably went extinct in 1914.

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Invertebrates

Insects, spiders, crustaceans, molluscs and many other invertebrates make up this collection of more than 30,000 specimens. Among them are several hundred insects collected before 1940 by pioneers of entomology, one of whom was Joseph Ouellet.

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Fossils

Dinosaur bones, mammoth tusks and trilobites are only a few of the objects that make up this collection of more than 1,000 animal and plant fossils, most of them from Quebec and Canada.

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Archeology

Discover thousands of artefacts, witness to the occupation by the Aboriginals of the Estrie region of the Eastern Townships. Consider the Bird stone, so beautifully polished that we could almost classify it as a work of art!

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Amphibians, reptiles and fish

This collection has only a few hundred specimens, but it contains among other treasures, an alligator collected in 1870 and this shell of a spotted turtle, a species at risk of extinction in Canada.

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