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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 #30 of 240 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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Summerland, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Biodome is well done. You can move at your own pace and although especially informative for kids, there is enough information to keep adults entertained. I was surprised to see some people rushing through and complaining there were few animals/birds to see. The old adage applies here. The more time you take and the more you look, the more... More

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L'Ile-Perrot, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The biodome is well set up and you move at your own pace through the exhibits. All the displays are visible from all levels with glass panels to give kids and anyone not tall enough to see over the railings a good view.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Biodome is a place to go when in Montreal - especially if you have kids. They can learn about different climate zones and creatures in them. They can spot many creatures otherwise not seen anywhere but on TV. They can also learn about sustaining and recycling once they understand the Biodome was once used as Olympics complex.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It starts nice in a rain forest, but with one sad monkey and couple of other animals and the rest of the dome is not as good, all the animals look sad, especially the penguins, all the experience was 25 min, sad place for me anyway.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We brought our 2.5-year-old here and he really enjoyed it. It's the perfect size: plenty of animals to see, but not overwhelming. You can get through it in just a couple of hours if you have a quick-moving kiddo. Traveling through the different habitats is pretty cool. My son's favorite part was the penguins and the fish and scuba divers... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It seems like a lot of times, after a city builds a venue to host the Olympic games, they can’t sustain it in a way that maintains the huge expenditure they’ve made. It appears Montreal may be an exception to this, as, nearly 40 years later, much of the park built for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games is still standing... More

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My family (5 kids, ages 8-18) all enjoyed the Biodome. You can be really close to the animals, especially in the ocean exhibit where the birds are flying all around you. The habitats were really well done. I felt closer to the animals and more 'in the habitat' here than at several zoos I have been to.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I visited here with my 2.5 year old and newborn. This was the first trip here for all of us and we all really enjoyed it. My 2.5 year old loved the penguins and huge aquarium. We spent almost the whole day there and visited all the attractions even with a power nap for my kid after lunch. It's worth... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is quite amazing to create these 4 different environments indoor. Very useful during a rainy day. Don't forget to go downstairs to the "hands on" room called "Naturalia" where you can see and touch many different creatures & small animals and discover their living. There are animators to show you some different things and you can ask them questions... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We did the Tower first and then the Biodome. This was a lucky order in that there was no line to buy tickets. The Biodome is very well done. I would suggest going early to avoid long lines and crowds.

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