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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 #26 of 241 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
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Maybe it's great inside, can't say because we paid $15 to park early afternoon on a rainy day on then discovered was looked to be a two hour line to get in. Even if the line had proved to be an hour, that would have been too long to wait. Try to but tix on line beforehand. While Olympic park... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We took our three daughters, ages 12, 10 and 5 to Biodome and had a great time exploring. It took us about 2 hours to spend walking around, not counting the show that we skipped. Girls really enjoyed the penquin exhibit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Loved this place. Everything you could want for nature under one dome! The rainforest exhibit was my favorite. Great animals in a natural setting.

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new york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place is pretty neat. It is basically a zoo, with different sections representing different climates of the world (humid, cold, temperate etc). If youve been to the San Diego or Bronx zoos or the like you will probably not be very impressed. Still it is nice to see the cute animals and the set ups they have. Great place... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Maybe I'm somewhat jaded because I come from Calgary, which (until the flood) had an amazing zoo, but the Biodome wasn't really that exciting. We were also absolutely shocked at the prices - I thought the 25$ charge would surely include all four exhibits! But no, we got to see the Biodome (a small, but well-put together zoo) and the... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

For the money we paid to tour the BioDome and the Gardens (plus you had to pay for parking) I expected alot more, the natural habitat was fun to walk through and spot the animals. The penguins were the best to watch, most of the animals were behind glass so you could not hear them or see them very well.... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This small zoo could be organized a little better. Showing 4 distinct ecological systems in Canada (I think), you don't travel logically from one ecological system to another & you aren't quite certain how they fit together. That said, the animals were charming & appealing (penguins, all kinds of birds, beavers, fish, etc.). The sloth "exhibit", with wonderful cushions near... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The biodome tries to mimic the natural habitat of the animals it has on hand. The only unnatural thing is the visitors who oooh and ahhh as they go about thier business. Of course most animals must be housed behind glass but the birds do fly through thier natural rain forest habitat. Warning the first half of the Biodome terrain... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

It's not very large and not very cheap, but it's fun to look for animals in their own habitat. Small birds fly free and monkeys are hiding in the rainforest. We spend quite some time at the aquarium trying to name the different fish. I think we stayed about 1,5 hours, but we didn't read every sign. As a bonus... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was a very cool experience. I love animals and really enjoyed it. The souvenirs in the gift shop were priced well. The only downfall was that there were several groups of children (day camps perhaps) running all over the place :(

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