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Biosphere

160 Tour-de-l'Ile | (Ile Sainte-Hélène), Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514 283 5000
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Ranked #66 of 240 attractions in Montreal
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
East Coast Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect from this museum. We were going more for the interesting architecture as I thought the building concept might be interesting to my children and we wanted to see the dome up close. However, our family now has a new knowledge and interest in the Environment. It was choc full of useful facts and interesting... More

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The biosphere presents the case for climate change & conservation in a variety of engaging. Exhibits are described in both French & English, movies alternate being shown in one language & then the other. Marvelous photographs, documentaries, physical scientific models designed for experimenting & talks leave you intrigued. Great view. A little price-y. Glad we went.

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Budapest, Hungary
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It's very attractive when you see it in the distance and we went in for that reason. For what there is, it's a little overpriced and geared toward educating children. No cafe, but there are some vending machines. Mention it since we and several others came in hoping for a cafe.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you love the environment, this is the place for you. We really enjoyed it. But I will say it's not for everyone and probably wouldn't be fun for young kids.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It's something to see, but there's really not that much to see in the sphere. I stopped by during the Montreal F1 race.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The Biosphere is an environmental museum. It good to see what we are doing to our environment, and what will become of us. Also, I enjoyed the 1st hall with way the human society is doing to the planet.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We lucked out and it was free admission day Sun May 25 - so already I thought this place was fantastic :) The views are amazing from the 5th floor and it had these wonderful interactive things for ppl to learn and explore different types of technology and offered different perceptions on things like 'trash as clothes' and they had... More

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Massachusetts
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31 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

For those old enough to remember the World's Fair 0f 1967 it is very interesting to take a trip around the island to see what has stood the test of time. Its nice to see that in the interest of preservation new uses are found for old structures. It may not be as good as it was in its heyday... More

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CARTWRIGHT
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

the biosphere really is an interesting looking structure and it alone is worth the trip out to the island. The environmental museum inside is interesting and kids likely would enjoy it because there are lots of hands on displays. Unfortunately the observation deck was closed for the winter as it looked to be a good vantage point to see the... More

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Denver, CO, USA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you remember, the popular media treated B-2 like the Big Brother reality show (who will sleep with who). Take the tour and get the real story - about science. Sure, the place is a little dated, but the facts and stories about the 2 missions are fascinating. Our tour guide worked there when the project was going on and... More

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