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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 #28 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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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The nice thing about the biodome de Montreal is that it puts you in the atmosphere of the ecosystem you pass through. In the zone of the Amazon the whole feeling (including humidity) is felt all over. There are also a lot of birds and animals that belong to each ecosystem. It is worth a visit in Montreal.

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I came to the biodome with my boyfriend on a cold, rainy day take up some time. We didn't really know what to expect and we're blown away by what they had! From the tropical biodome to the section with the ducks, they did a wonderful job at making all of the biodome feel authentic and real. Their was a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was not impressive at all. I expected much more. The general area is the old Olympic park and it is I sad shape, although I understand it is so because of the graft occurring when it was built.

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EspacePourLaVie, Public Relations Manager at Biodome de Montreal, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. The Biodôme was created in the 1976’s Montreal Olympics Velodrome; it is now the only place in the world where you can walk through 5 different ecosystems of the Americas. When looking for an immersive experience with plants, animals and a variety of climates indoor, it is the place to be! We expect the construction... More

Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the Biodome very much, it is interesting to see the different ecosystems in one place,I thought that there would have been more animals in the different systems but that could just be timing thing, I know some of the animals were hiding like the beaver etc. The aquarium part is awesome. Just a word of warning tho when... More

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

During my (way too short) last vacations in Montreal, some of the places I wanted to see were closed due to national holidays and/or snow, so I made alternative plans and decided to give the Biodome a try. Great idea! The place is incredible. It's nicely designed to take you along different biospheres on Earth, and learn about the fauna... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Maybe it's great inside, can't say because we paid $15 to park early afternoon on a rainy day on then discovered was looked to be a two hour line to get in. Even if the line had proved to be an hour, that would have been too long to wait. Try to but tix on line beforehand. While Olympic park... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took our three daughters, ages 12, 10 and 5 to Biodome and had a great time exploring. It took us about 2 hours to spend walking around, not counting the show that we skipped. Girls really enjoyed the penquin exhibit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved this place. Everything you could want for nature under one dome! The rainforest exhibit was my favorite. Great animals in a natural setting.

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new york
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place is pretty neat. It is basically a zoo, with different sections representing different climates of the world (humid, cold, temperate etc). If youve been to the San Diego or Bronx zoos or the like you will probably not be very impressed. Still it is nice to see the cute animals and the set ups they have. Great place... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Maybe I'm somewhat jaded because I come from Calgary, which (until the flood) had an amazing zoo, but the Biodome wasn't really that exciting. We were also absolutely shocked at the prices - I thought the 25$ charge would surely include all four exhibits! But no, we got to see the Biodome (a small, but well-put together zoo) and the... More

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EspacePourLaVie, Public Relations Manager at Biodome de Montreal, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. Our adult rate for the Biodome is 18.75$, tax included, and gives access to 5 exhibits, as well as a show. Hopefully on your next visit you can benefit from our Montreal Space for Life package and enjoy the four attractions (Biodôme, Planetarium, Botanical Garden and Insectarium) for 46.75$! More

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