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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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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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Truly amazing

we went around the ile Sainte Helene where we got to see this Geodesic dome. what we learnt was truly amazing.. the tiles had been burnt in a freak accident of sorts, but nothing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JupiterNine
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San Jose, California

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San Jose, California
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149 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we went around the ile Sainte Helene where we got to see this Geodesic dome. what we learnt was truly amazing.. the tiles had been burnt in a freak accident of sorts, but nothing happened to the basic structure..

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Thank JupiterNine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The biosphere is a great visit if you're in Parc Jean-Drapeau! Yes, it's been around a while, and yes it kind of looks like Epcot Center, but worth checking out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

has a 4D movie and so so much information very well presented, lots of interactive displays and very helpful staff

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Thank Jack S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

the Buckminster Fuller dome is impressive, that it was the US pavilion f\during expo 67 and was near the Moshe Safdie Habitat housing was a draw. But once inside it was clear that this would be best for younger families.

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Thank andy c
Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The Biosphere is a metal dome far away from the city. The place is accessible by the subway and walking distance from the station. This was a structure built during another world fair event in the 1960's on an island. Now it is a museum.

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Thank traveltid-bytes
Leeuwarden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The biospere itself is already worth a visit. The structure makers you wonder. The museum within is varieded. Partly interesting, for example the exhibition of design. But also Some part to be skipper.

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Thank Siem J
Portola Valley, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

An icon of the old Olympics - interesting to see that many of the venues still serve so many decades later.

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Thank Lynn P
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Beautiful landmark on the islands south of Montréal near La Ronde and Parc Jean Drapeau. Great photo opportunity.

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Thank Takeacab
Jackson, Wyoming
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Not a 100% sure what this is for but it is one heck of an interesting structure. In a really pretty park area

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No. California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

with time constraints we didn't go inside but we enjoyed seeing the Biosphere from a distance and close up. Quite fascinating. The photo exhibits on the walk from the subway to the sphere are awe inspiring and well worth the walk.

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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.