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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 202 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
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, Zoos, 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

it's a nice experience and our son really enjoyed it. a lot if interesting information. probably the biggest atraction are the penguins:)

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Ossining, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Part Zoo, part Aquarium, the Biodome introduces you to an ecosystem as a whole, as opposed to a typical Zoo. It has several zones, from Tropical forest to Arctica, very nicely put together. We were particularly impressed by the St Lawrence gulf, complete with cliffs, flying birds and tidal pools. It is located right beside the Botanical Garden and Insectarium,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The visit to the Bio-dome in Montreal was very informative of what there is to see. The area is well separated into cold and warm. In the cold area you see penguins which was very nice. There is also the rain forest with giant plants that cover the area. Last is the desert with very warm climate. It was well... More 

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Ottawa
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Kind of neat to go through the different regions/climates. But in some of them there isn't really a lot to see, especially for younger kids who would probably be more impressed with a typical zoo.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Should you have a free half-day to spend in Montréal, you might want to see the Biodome. This is not a scam, this is the real thing, Worth the entrance fee. All the major eco-systems of the planet are recreated under in this vast dome, divided in themes (ex: equatorial jungle) with their respective birds and animals. Very well put... More 

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Martintown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Each section of the Biodome captures your imagination and peeks your curiosity. You can see monkeys live, aligators, ducks, penguins, and much more all in the space of a few hours. A must see for young kids.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a nice place to spend the day with your kids, especially if they are the nature type. Do not expect to see lots of animals: this is not a zoo; the animals are displayed in a variety of natural habitats (tropical forest, laurentian forest, arctic) plus some fish tanks and vivariums. My daugther liked it so much that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Its is an wonderful place to go with kids or by yourself. It shows different region on the world and their different fauna and flora. Its impressive how they are so realistic

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

That is one of the most interresting attraction in Montreal for Kids, teenagers and also for adults.It's not like a big Park or a zoo but more like a special experience of natural science where you can feel the real climate where these animals, plants and other species live.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were there with Kids and grad parents .... everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. A must specially for ages of 5 to 12.... Bring Sandwiches since the food dispensers are crazy expensive! There is a nice sitting area inside and outside.

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