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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 #27 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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Washington DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Biodome is a decent depiction of the 3-4 different ecosystems that exist in and around Canada. It took us around 1.5 hours to go through all the exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

After visiting old section of town and church. My son really enjoyed biodome. The rainforest was hot and humid what I image the rainforest to be like. The artic section wasnt as cold as i thought it would be. There was alot of construction to walk around on outside of exhibit. Overall a nice exhibit

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I was very impressed by Montreal's biodome. Tons of different plants and animals, land and sea alike. How they built the different environments (humid, etc.) in different parts of the biodome was really cool. Then they had a parrot show at the end. Highly recommended.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very well done. The children particularly liked the penguins and the sloth! Loved being able to see what was going on under the water as well as above

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North Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Very nice indoor zoo split into four parts. I'd recommend buying tickets online as the wait was very long to get in. The best section is definitely one of the best Penguin areas we have seen.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The Biodome was packed on the day we went (it was raining). We purchased our tickets at the kiosk near the Pie IX metro stop thankfully and could bypass the extremely long line inside the biodome. The biodome takes you through the rainforest, a maple forest, the river, and polar regions. There are live animals throughout out each section along... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

It was nicely set up. Great for kids. We went on a day it was raining and couldn't do anything else. Nice displays and things to see and do. I wouldn't plan on spending more than 3 hours there.

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

A lot of the animals were missing when I went there. The bobcat that is advertised was not there. The beavers weren't there. This is pretty much hardcore kids and families place. Kids running everywhere. Don't expect quiet or peace. Strollers everywhere. There was not much to see here. Its not that big either. I would not go there again... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The Biodome presents a beautiful experience of the world's sea, animal and bird life. Ranging from tropics to temperate to Antarctic. The penguins and the sea life is majestic. It is an awesome location, especially for kids, who can gain a huge experience about different type of wildlife. Keep at least half-a-day for a visit to absorb and enjoy all... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The different environments within the Biodome are well set up and pretty authentic. We got lucky on the day we visited as many of the animals were active, walking around and engaging with their environments. Definitely enjoyable and worthwhile.

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EspacePourLaVie, Public Relations Manager at Biodome de Montreal, responded to this review

Thank you AlmostVegan for your comment! We are glad you had a good experience in our unique Biodôme, and we hope you are enjoying you stay in our wonderful city. Hope to welcome you again soon. More

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