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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 #25 of 199 Attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Gardens, Zoos, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Quebec City, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great activity for rainy/winter days. My boyfriend was just as excited as my 3 year old !! Very affordable quality exhibit, easily accessible by metro.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Biodome was very fun and interesting!! Our friends wanted to go, but I was reluctant, thinking it would be small and cheesy. It was GREAT! Take your time and enjoy each area -- each one representing a different habitat. We were probably very lucky to be there in November, when the crowds are sparse and we could relax and... More

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Montreal, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The biodome is a great place to discover various ecosystems and be in awe in front of a wide aray of animals

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Big Sur, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This place is out of this world. There are different sections with a vast amount of plant species and animal species as well as information about each in detail. They were expanding when i visited so ill definitely plan another trip when I'm in Montreal again.

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Westmount, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The principle is quite simple: explore several ecosystems. Each one gives the closest representation of what life really is in the rainforest, in the Saint Laurent's estuary, in the forest of Quebec, with plenty of animals living together. Good atmosphere. The visit takes 1h30 - 2 hours (depending on how captivating the penguins are for your children). A tip: we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
69 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a cleverly constructed small zoo/aquarium with a difference, because of the way in which different environmental zones have been created within the dome. Not huge numbers of animals / birds / fish, but all displayed in naturalised areas which you walk through (rather than traditional cages which you walk past). Clever, educational and absorbing displays with some appeal... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a fun place to go just outside of the main downtown and tourist area of Montreal. Located adjacent to the Stade the Biodome offers a place to walk through the many natural habitats of Canada and see animals up close. There is a tropical rainforest, a northern forest, sea coast, underwater habitat, and frozen Arctic. When you purchase... More

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Sao Joao del Rei, MG
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Marvelous, just it! It's beautiful we can see many species of animals and plants. It's expensive but worth seeing!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
28 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Perhaps just a bit kid orientated, but done well. We love otters! Informative and a bit different. Just watchout for all those baby strollers.

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Surrey, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I had been to the Biodome before but could not remember too much about it. Although the concept is great there really is not a lot to see. There are not too many animals and many hard to see. I know it has been around for a long time but I think they could more variety and diversity, perhaps by... More

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