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Biodome de Montreal

Address: 4777 Pierre de-Coubertin Ave | (Near Viau), Montreal, Quebec H1V 1B3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-868-3000
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Ranked #32 of 198 Activities in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Gardens, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: An oasis in the heart of the city, the Montréal Biodôme recreates...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Gardens, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Museums
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 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.
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BARRE
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

In expensive with all 3 museums: Biodome, Insectarium, and Botanical Gardens. Not rushed can take your time to see all eco systems, plants, animals , vegetations. Beautiful lots of work involved to keep up the museums to be so spectacular. Lots to do and see great for kids and adults.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is special. Really special and perfect for all ages. It's a seasonally based zoo that makes sense of environmental concerns without bring annoying. I learnt a lot and loved the experience so much I went twice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The main attraction here for tourists is the two Canadian exhibits. My two year old son loved the beavers in the Laurentian woods and the sturgeons in the Gulf of St. Lawrence aquarium.

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Courtice, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It was sort of cool although the line ups were really crazy and there were too many people inside and made it difficult to see anything. it just wasn't good value for the money, as it only took us an hour to get through it and although there was some interesting stuff it just wasn't worth the money. if we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This place I hear, used to be a part of the Montreal Olympics. Now converted into an indoor natural habitation place, it's an amazing place with weather controlled zones. One zone is a cold place which houses mammals like penguins and seals while another zone is a tropical weather where you will see animals like tropical simians and snakes as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

From two to seventy-two, lots to see and experience, lots to explore. Try to visit the Penguins at feeding time.

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Aylmer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

it is good, the tropical forest takes you back to Costa Rica, good facility all handicap friendly the staff very good and informative great place for kids of all ages go early in the morning before crowds the animals tend to be a little shy when full of people park car at hotel take the metro have been a few... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is not a full day activity, it's about 2-3 hours and can be done in combination with the planetarium. The Biodome has several species to check out, it's like a smaller, indoor version of a zoo. Wear layers so you can adjust to the different temperatures throughout.

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My fiance and I went here for my 24th birthday. I did not anticipate such a long line to get in. Waiting to get in takes the longest. The ticket prices are somewhat high. Other than that we enjoyed our time in the Biodome. There is quite a selection of animals and if you are a fellow rock hound like... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

small but nice. it's a great place for family and/ or if you are looking for a place to have fun for an hour or two. They did the best with the space they have.

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