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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 #25 of 241 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: 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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Kfar Vradim, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great place to spend time if you care about nature. A lot of effort was invested into making each climate zone as close to the reality as possible. Recommended, especially if with small children. A bit too small a place compared to the price.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The hotel we stayed at urged us to purchase the ticket in advance which we were very glad we did. The line was suppperrrr long when we got there and we zoomed right in to the entrance. The exhibit was rather short about 40 minutes for us. The different rooms were really cool and interesting .

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Toronto
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It's basically an indoor zoo where animals are presented in their natural ecosystems. We arrived about 10:30 a.m. with no huge lineups and decided to make a day of it by buying the 'a la carte' combo tix of Biodome + Botanical Gardens & Insectarium. With the $12 all day parking, it came to just over $100 for a family... More

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I was slightly disappointed with the venue as the entrance of the biodome is quite a long walk (5 min) from the metro station. Also, I feel like the ticket was quite expensive relative to the exhibits to see. Many of the animals that I wanted to see (i.e. beaver, lynx and sea otter) were in hiding when I went... More

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dutchess county, ny
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We loved everything about the Biodome especially the animals. We took advantage of buying combination tickets with the Botanical Gardens and planetarium.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit on family vacation. Great value for the money. We had a 2 for 1 coupon with our hotel package but would have paid the price anyway. Disagree with other reviews that said it took so little time to visit. We arrived at 10 am and didn't leave until 4 pm. However, for a place that attracts... More

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It took about 1.5 hour at a normal pace to see everything so it's not a big place. From this perspective the price of $18.95 per adult is on the expensive side but you can buy a package that also gives access to the botanical gardens and the insectarium to get a better value for the money. Museum staff is... More

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Brasilia, DF
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I had fond memories of visiting the Biodome in my teenage years. I remember being fascinated by the fauna that you can see there, in their 'natural' habitat: penguins, lynx, seagulls, castors, etc. But taking my 2-year old was more disappointing than I remembered. I guess the awareness that adulthood brings kills some of the fun. The animals are clearly... More

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Buy the Montreal museums pass. This attraction did not take long to see everything. Enjoyed the show, which was more of a theatre presentation. Very interactive staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Biodome while fun doesn't require a lot of time to get through all the exhibits, and I'm not sure if it is worth the money paid for admission. It is very nice inside and the different ecosystems are pretty accurate. I was expecting there to be more to the dome other than just the few ecosystems. There was a... More

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