Saguenay is known for its fjords and its marine life and research on that level as it runs along the Saguenay River and ends at the Lac Saint Jean. This museum is situated on the Saguenay Marine Park and featured multiple exhibits. Please note that I didn’t take pictures for all the exhibits especially when it was for mostly reading material or photographs.
The first exhibit was when we walked down the hall from the reception area to the first exhibition hall. There was an exhibition of photos titled “Underwater Beauties”. It had pictures of various colorful marine species like starfishes, sea anemones, etc.
The second exhibit was in the first hall and was a temporary exhibit featuring various types of whales. It provided information on all sorts of whales like the Beluga, Dolphin, Killer Whales, Blue Whales, Right Whales, etc. It was accompanied by little interactive games to better understand how the animals functioned such as their hearing, adaptation, maneuvering through water.
The third one that we went to was about BALSAC, a program collaborated by multiple professors throughout Quebec universities that focused on building a system on the historical values and figures of the Saguenay region. It focused on the roots and colonization and the development in this region. We walked through the panels of this exhibit called “Roots and Dreams: A Fresh Look at the Saguenay Lac Saint-Jean region.” I was interesting to see how the region itself has developed over the last 40 years or so, socially and economically. This one not only had a whole lot of information but came with video clips, sound clips, articles, various objects from the pertaining period. They also explained the programs and how each professor occupied a crucial position in putting together all the data in about this region.
The fourth exhibit is where we get the real deal. We enter into the farthest part in the museum and we see 2-3 aquariums with various fishes.
The aquariums weren’t really crazy or anything. I believe it was focused on the marine life around the area, typical fishes, etc. The one thing I really enjoyed about this museum though was the fact that it had the pool where you got to touch some of the marine life and because it has less traffic, they actually carefully explain everything to you and gives you the full experience.
So lets check out the stars of the little observation pool full of…
The girl explained that starfish had their teeth at the center and they would suck out the meat of say the mussels
Sea urchins are similar to starfish as they also have their mouth at the middle which if you look clearly has 5 little teeth.
This was really funny because while in my boyfriend’s hand it was leaking water out of it from the back.
Hermit crabs usually borrow the empty shells to hide themselves.
The one on the bottom was placed down upside down which made them crawl out a bit more.
After the frogs, we had this aquarium full of leaves and branches. Or is it?