Initially created for educational purposes, the Séminaire de St-Hyacinthe's preserved animals collection served as a laboratory to support the theoretical teaching component. This collection was converted into a museum, then into glassed-in showcases on the 2nd floor of the Séminaire where it can still be viewed.
Initially created for educational purposes, the Séminaire de St-Hyacinthe's preserved animals collection served as a laboratory to support the theoretical teaching component. This collection was converted into a museum, then into glassed-in showcases on the 2nd floor of the Séminaire where it can still be viewed.

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These specimens are encased in glass.

Credit: Musée St-Hyacinthe

© Musée St-Hyacinthe


The hummingbird collection includes several installations of birds perched on branches.

Credit: Musée St-Hyacinthe

© Musée St-Hyacinthe


Hummingbird collection.

Hummingbird collection.

Credit: Musée St-Hyacinthe

© Musée St-Hyacinthe


Learning Objectives

The learner will:
  • explain the role of museums in preserving our natural heritage

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