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Biodome de Montreal

4777 Pierre de-Coubertin Ave | (Near Viau), Montreal, Quebec H1V 1B3, Canada
+1 514-868-3000
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Ranked #30 of 242 Attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Science Museums, Architectural Buildings, Zoos, Natural History Museums, Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and I loved the Biodome! It was so neat to see all the wildlife. When we visit again we will be bringing the kids...they would go crazy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I love the biodome and visit with my kids every winter. Some bizarre reviews here complaining about animals environment?? Of course it's impossible to replicate nature! If you want to visit those animals in their natural habitats buy a plane ticket! Personally, I think that this is one of the coolest things for kids to do in the winter in... More

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had a great time at the Biodome. I was really surprised how many different environments were in there.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place for children, young and old. Habitats are recreated and are very real. Nothing like it. Lots of animals. Penguins are very entertaining. Gift shop is extensive! Price is a bit high. Family rate 2 adults with up to three children the best deal. There is a restaurant but did not try it. A direct and easy subway ride... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Seen all kinds of advertisements for this attraction, so we thought we'd give it a whirl. I would say the price is a little steep for two people to visit two of the attractions it cost us 75.00. The exhibits that they had were ok. The sloths never moved while we were there. It just seemed really small for the... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went here on date. Wasn't as spectacular as I remember it being as a kid. It's great for kids though. I enjoyed the penguin exhibit. The place is clean and the animals seem happy and that's what is important.

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Readington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have two kids age 5 and 7 so I've been to science museums in almost every single city I've visited. I've also lived in the metropolitan New York City area for A collective 12 years so I have had ample opportunity to drive to major cities in the Northeast. I say this because I have never seen any venue... More

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Thane, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I went to see the Biodome on a rainy day in April along with a friend. Though not very crowded, I did regret going on a weekend when the place was teeming with families and school children. The Biodome is divided into various environments that display the various habitats in the Americas. It's quite a sight to see the animals... More

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Summerland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Biodome is well done. You can move at your own pace and although especially informative for kids, there is enough information to keep adults entertained. I was surprised to see some people rushing through and complaining there were few animals/birds to see. The old adage applies here. The more time you take and the more you look, the more... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The biodome is well set up and you move at your own pace through the exhibits. All the displays are visible from all levels with glass panels to give kids and anyone not tall enough to see over the railings a good view.

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