The Museum

About us

In the fall of 2002, after more than 120 years of a mission of promoting conservation and awareness of the natural sciences in a scholastic environment, the seminary museum, the Musée du Séminaire de Sherbrooke, became the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science. The new building that houses it, the former Julius Kayser hosiery plant, overlooks the Magog river gorge flowing rapidly below. All of these assets combine to create a compelling public space in the heart of the downtown core.

A winner of several awards in the fields of tourism and culture, the Museum offers a diversity of products such as field trips, conferences, parties for children, a shopping boutique, the nature counter and more.

Working tirelessly to carry out its many projects since the creation of the Museum, our team of professionals focuses on the quality and originality of its services.

Consult the Museum history (Bulletin 130 years)

For more information, please consult the donor folder about sustainable alliances – Le musée et ses donateurs – Une alliance durable, carried out by Réseau Info-Muse de la SMQ, the Québec network of museums.

Mission

Inspire, awaken and render accessible to everyone the discovery of nature, sciences and the richness of our collections from our natural heritage.

Vision

Passionate and inspired by a constant desire for engagement and innovation to expand the interest in nature and the sciences for everyone, we seek to become the definitive leader in Canada for planning and building exhibitions.

Values

Creativity – Passion – Cooperation – Openness – Rigor

YOU WANT TO GIVE TO THE MUSEUM?

By donating to the Museum, you are collaborating in the organization’s stand-alone funding. We need donations to fulfill our mission and to develop new projects for you!

Thank you for your generous support!

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Board of Directors

A not-for-profit organization, the Museum is managed by a Board of Directors made up of volunteers who are all members of the Museum. In 2017, the Museum welcomed more than 40,000 visitors and its travelling exhibits were seen across Canada and in the United States. It was certified ‘’Qualité Tourisme’’ by Québec’s Minister of Tourism because of the excellence of its services. The Museum is also guided by an overall policy of sustainable development which is on-going.

Suzanne Bernard
President

Pierre Poulin
Board member

Joelle Brodeur
Board member

Catherine Chartier
Secretary

 

Charles Custeau
Board member

Manon Desaulniers
Board member

Jean Goulet
Board member

Ghislain Lefebvre
Vice-president

 

Émilie Lefol
Board member

Marie-Claude Lyonnais
Board member

Nicolas Michaud
Treasurer

 

The management team

Michelle Bélanger, general manager and conservator, has actively contributed to the development and visibility of the Museum since 2016. Under her direct leadership are the departments representing communications, development, financial resources and conservation.

The programming, welcoming and public relations departments are led by Fanny Bluteau. Her team of about 10 persons ensures the welcome and animation activities of the Museum.

The department of creation and innovation, under the direction of Marie-Claude Letarte, looks after the preparation of exhibits and interactive activities. The multi-disciplinary team also numbers about 10 persons.

Material resources and room rentals services are handled by Guylaine Ruest and her team of three persons.

In total, we boast a team of some 30 passionate and creative employees who collectively contribute to the development of activities and exhibits that make the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science an enormous tourism attraction from all over the Eastern Townships.