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Biodome de Montreal

4777 Pierre-de-Coubertin Ave. | (Near Viau), Montreal, Quebec H1V 1B3, Canada
+1 514-931-1648
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Ranked #26 of 235 attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Science Museums, Architectural Buildings, Zoos, Natural History Museums, Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: An oasis in the heart of the city, the Montréal Biodôme recreates some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas: -the lush and humid Tropical... more » Owner description: An oasis in the heart of the city, the Montréal Biodôme recreates some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas: -the lush and humid Tropical Rainforest, warm even in the depths of a Montréal winter; -the Laurentian Maple Forest, changing with the seasons; -the Gulf of St. Lawrence; -and the Subpolar Regions of the Americas: Labrador Coast and Sub-Antarctic Islands.The Biodôme, whose name means “house of life,” shows visitors the “true nature” of the Americas, by offering up their loveliest and most amazing ecosystems.When the Biodôme opened in 1992, its “ecosystem” concept was a world first. Twenty years later, this systemic approach still has no equal in the faithful and complex way in which it represents the natural environment (its “rocks,” climates, lighting, etc.) and how both the animal species themselves and the animal and plant species interact.Our commitment to protecting the environmentThe Biodôme, just like the other Space for Life institutions (the Botanical Garden, Insectarium and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium), aims to raise individual and collective awareness about the need to get involved in protecting our natural heritage. It carries out its mission through educational, conservation, research and outreach efforts. « less
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There is , Biodome, Planetarium, Jardin botanique, Olympic Stadium, and a theatre at the same place with underground parking. A must when you visit Montreal,,

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

At first I was a bit hesitant about this place thinking that it might be like a zoo, but to my surprise this place blew me away. It was like experiencing the planet earth series under 3 hours. From tropical to tundra to the Antartic, this place has so much to offer for both children and adults. The place has... More

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

beautifully decorated with all the trees and animals in their usual environments.- the pingouins are so funny, you can stay and Watch for hours. They have combined tour with the 1976 olympic stadium known worldwide so you should definitely spend a whole day there. Perfect for the kids but adults as well. You will learn a lot at the same... More

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are willing to spend some time indoors with your children of all ages well this would be a nice place especially if the weather is poor outside.Once you are inside you will completely be taken over by the animals and their natural habitant very relaxing.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We visited here with our 2 young kids (3 and 6). We all really enjoyed it. Biodome is a unique experience and the Planetarium show was memorable too. There are many cautions about the show being suitable for older kids only. Its mainly because the first show, Continuum, has music which tends to build a lot of suspense. The music... More

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CARTWRIGHT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The biodome was one of our better stops in Montreal. If you have young kids i'd say this is essential even if you go no further than the penguin complex. It was a nice reprieve from the cold weather outdoors. While it's no full on zoo, there is a good collection of species from the americas as well as extensive... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This is a cool attraction you walk via different "geographical" area from jungle to arctic, sea to land. my kid was filled with joy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We LOVE animals, and whenever we can we look for places to explore and see animals from different parts of the world and ecosystems. Biodome Montreal is a great opporunity to teach our kids about climates, animals, see many of them alive AND teach them how a building used in olympic games can be transformed and reused once they are... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Bio-dome is an indoor zoo. But why i gave this 5 stars is the animals and environments that have been created make this zoo different from any zoo you have ever been too. Real habitats for exotic animals such as beavers (working beaver damn built) and my favorite the King Penguins where awesome. Not sure where else to see... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you've ever been to Moody Gardens in Galveston TX you'll notice that this is like that, except in a dome shape instead of pyramids, and smaller. It's my understanding the Biodome came first, so as the original it's definitely pretty cool. The areas (rainforest, river, polar, and forest ecologies) are well laid out so that it doesn't feel cramped... More

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