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Address: 160 Tour-de-l'Ile | (Ile Sainte-Hélène), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: 514 283 5000
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Description: Built to house the U.S. pavilion at the 1967 World Fair, this dome has...
Built to house the U.S. pavilion at the 1967 World Fair, this dome has numerous interactive presentations designed to promote the importance of water resources.
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Nice place to start on your visit to Parc Jean Drapeau. Lots of interesting things to learn and there is even a beach outside of the rear exit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The place is really well done, full of information about climate and climate issues. It is as interesting for children as for adults. The view of Montréal from the top levels is wondefull. If you visit Montréal, this is definitely a must see.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Nice place to start on your visit to Parc Jean Drapeau. Lots of interesting things to learn and there is even a beach outside of the rear exit.

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Tartu, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visible from Old Town as a large hemisphere made of chicken-wire! Interestingly, although the museum has recently celebrated 20 years, the structure was originally the US pavilion at Expo 67. The Museum has exhibits for all ages. Visually the graphics on the 360 degree projection of 'Design the Future' are stunning - I got quite dizzy till I realized that... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

360 degree multi-media room was educational and immersed us in nature. Be sure to locate the parking meter to prevent a parking ticket.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It is the perfect size for a visit with young children...managed to kep my 6 year old interested. There are jnteractive activities which help the kidso keep interested.. We specially loved a "family feud" activity. The installations are very well kept and the staff is very friendly. My only complain , and maybe it is not the museum's fault is... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lovely area with lots to see. Located in on ile st-helene, you have a wonderfull view on the top of the sphere. Lots to see.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Plenty to see here, on an island in the middle of the river in Montreal, including rotating exhibitions (we saw one on recycled fashion which was great).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I would recommend this place for everyone who is interested into information about our world, pollution and the way things can change the future. The venue is very spectacular with its round shaped building. On the inside you can walk through different rooms and interact on certain subjects - so people get involved into all the matters that are shown... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Interesting exhibits but fully underwhelming. You learn a lot about energy and recycling but compared to the park its in it is not really worth your time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

For someone who remembers the picture from Expo 67, this was a bit of a "must see". Unless you want to visit the museum attached, there's not a lot to do here, but we were happy to combine it with a walk through the Parc Jean-Drapeau and then the ferry via Longueuil back to the Old Port.

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Additional Information about Biosphere

Address: 160 Tour-de-l'Ile | (Ile Sainte-Hélène), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: 514 283 5000
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Parc Jean-Drapeau
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Parc Jean-Drapeau
The islands of Saint-Helene and Notre-Dame together make up the anchored fabric of Parc Jean-Drapeau. The mostly man-made grounds were built to be the site of the 1967 World's Fair, and the chiefly car-free space still retains its inherited carnival character. A wonderland of foliage and flora awaits at the Jardins des Floralies, with its expanse of pond-marked wetlands making it perfect for hiking, nature walks, and exploration. Old exhibitions still straddle the newest entertainment complexes, including the high-flying roller coasters of La Ronde Amusement Park and the brightly-lit Casino de Montréal. From the springtime on, families crowd the sandy beaches with candy-striped umbrellas, and rowers take to the Olympic Basin, where the spherical American Pavilion and the high brick Tour de Lévis provide an atypical backdrop. A short metro trip carries visitors and locals to this vacationing spot, providing leisure and activity outside of the inner city.