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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 #31 of 244 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Decent biodome with 3 separate habitats, but really is not worth the bother to get yourself out east to the Olympic park area and then have only a few hours worth of entertainment. The parking signs are so poor I made a few wrong turns but I finally parked for $15 (look for parking area Pc -- that's a capital... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It is a great place for families of all ages. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Biodome

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We arrived around 1:00pm and bought our tickets by the planetarium. No line, it was great! But I can see why a few reviewers here are complaining about the lines. If that is a concern for you, be sure to plan ahead and book online. We drove there and found 2 parking lots. 1 above ground for $12 or you... More

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

the cable-car escalator tower really stands out in the landscape. the ride to the top gives a good view of the city around it. it's a very good idea to transform this old Olympic site into this setup for everyone to enjoy, especially to enhance the youngsters' mind with the many displays.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Disliked the extra cost for the botanical garden and planetarium. A lot of walking. 10 min walk from biodom to the garden. Too pricey. Reminds me of a version of Ripley's aquarium and science centre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Long entrance queues unless you had pre-booked tickets on line was rather discouraging, but when seeing others book on line on their smart phones and then get admitted straight away prompted me to do the same! Quite interesting but very crowded when I visited, as the weather outside was atrocious and the impression was gained that a lot of people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

You move from the tropical zone to more temperate areas. Excellent closeup photos of beaver otter, raccoons, caiman, fish, macaws penguins and sea birds. Very good explanations on screens. Good cafe - try the beetroot bread sandwich!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I may say that it was a bit less exciting that expected by other reviewers. Maybe I am spoiled since Baltimore and Camden NJ are so close to us and have such a wonderful, comparable attractions. In addition-it was under construction which did not help. Kids liked it ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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

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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