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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 #24 of 233 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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Oswego, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We came to the Biodome as it was highly recommended and we weren't disappointed. There were a large number of people attending, but the line to pay wasn't too bad. The biodome is divided up into four ecosystems such as the tropical jungle, the South Pole, a Canadian forest and a hands-on display; all in one facility. Animals from each... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

My husband is from the Montreal area and this is one of the first places we went to when we started dating. I love animals of all kind and I really enjoyed the Biodome. I love that you're basically walking in an open area with animals in a way that feels really natural and open. The only animals that were... More

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Staten Island, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We paid 15.00 to park in a very low ceiling garage. We bought our tickets with a AAA discount. The only thing interesting was the four Eco- systems . There were a variety of species of birds, bats, fish, and of course our favorite "penguins". Other than a room filled with fossils and a room that had real animals that... More

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Mississauga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The crowds can be a bit daunting, but otherwise a fun place for the whole family. Some of the animals can be a bit hard to spot, after all they are in their own "natural" environment. If you have kids be sure to check out the downstairs area (it's easy to miss), it's a little more interactive, you get to... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

When we asked them what was the highlight of their trip, all of them agreed it was the Biodome. Worth a trip there with kids. Highly recommend that you take the metro. The station is right next door. Biodome is like an indoor zoo, with adequate number of inhabitants. You can easily spend 2 hours there.

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Zurich
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

you can combine tickets with the insectarium, planetarium, etc. We managed to walk through the Biodome in 1hr 15min with a 5yr old, 45mins in insectarium. It was a 10min walk uphill from Biodome to Insectarium. We could have gone back to car, drove to Insectarium, re parkd, but it would have taken us probably 15 so was worth the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Biodome is truly one of the city's hidden treasures. You could easily lose a day here and the Botanical Gardens are not far away if the sun comes out! Both worthwhile!

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Montreal
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Its not too large, but they pack a lot of fun into a small space. I'd recommend this place for people with kids 7 and under. there are so many places you can just sit and breastfeed, including an exclusive breastfeeding room with comfy couches. The natralia room downstairs is fantastic for hands on touching, seeing, smelling fun experiences. and... More

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We expected to see something extraodinary, based on the description of biodome in the tourist guide. There was nothing there that we had not seen before. Very few animals that were hiding from us, very few plants. Great place for kids, but again, nothing that is extraodinary. If you don't have kids, don't waste your money.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The perfect place to give yourself a whirlwind visit of some of the ecosystems of the Americas,,, Don't forget to bring your camera...

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