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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 #52 of 202 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks
Owner description: Built to house the U.S. pavilion at the 1967 World Fair, this dome has numerous interactive...
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Type: Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
69 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Well constructed and thought-provoking interactive displays addressing various of the ecological challenges facing the planet (global warming, pollution, etc). Do not confuse with the Biodome (some reviewers seem to have done so) or you may be disappointed - no animals here. We visited both and enjoyed both!

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hertfordshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

on one of the islands in Montreal - on an Autumn day in the sun the view is impressive with all the different leafs - inside there are exhibits and you can have a free email photo sent home which is nice the staff are friendly and you get great views from level 5 at the top

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Sydney, Australia
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134 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Stopped out the front of this building during a Ca Roule Montreal cycling tour. It certainly is very impressive now and one can just imagine the impact it had in 1967 for the World Expo. I didn't tour inside the building but am pleased I had the opportunity to see it up close externally. Recommended

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Rockport, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I may have been expecting too much but I was disappointed by Biosphere. There were not as many animals as i expected and the rain forest was so hot and humid I was sweating excessively even though it was about 50 degrees outside.

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23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

5 levels of fun. The admission is $12.00 for adults. We were pleasantly surprised when we found out 17 and under get free admission. Lots of interactive activities for children and teens. The view from the top level is beautiful. You can take the stairs or an elevator is available in the middle section of the building. Just a short... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The best part of the visit for me was the impressive architecture of the Biosphere. Even when you are just about to enter it, you feel the grandness and the simplicity of it. The surrounding pools are also great to watch, especially when it is a little windy. Inside, I found the demonstrations very innovative and striking. My favourite part... More 

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london uk
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

easy to take the subway there for 3cad$ to Jean Drapeau and then a short walk - amazing when you first see it and it just gets better. Exhibit on nature which was great - then you get to go inside the dome.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I found it a little confusing that Montreal has both a Biosphere and Biodome. The Biosphere is the rounder of the two and is located on an island in the St. Lawrence River not far from downtown. The subway stops on the island within a quarter mile of this place and it’s an easy walk to the museum. Inside, you’ll... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

no offense but,the biosphere is probably the most interesting thing in Montreal. It's very beautiful,I love the structure and the intricate designs. look quite simple from afar but still very stunning at night.It was free on Sunday because of the red ball project but usually there's a fee(correct me if I'mm wrong) Its in the Parc Jean Drapeau. It's quite... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

It is a very interesting structure. Stop in the park to rest, take pictures and look at the photograph exhibit they have right before the entrance.

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