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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 #67 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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london uk
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
116 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Crumbling concrete underfoot could be ignored but not many animals and small habitats make the bio dome not worth the time or money to me. Maybe ok for small children.

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New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I should first say that I am biased, as I work as an environmental scientist. However, I totally loved this museum not only for its interesting design in a geodesic dome, and for its fantastic location on a beautiful island park (Parc Jean-Drapeau), but also because of its totally imaginative presentation of the environmental issues that face not only Canada,... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Not sure what I was expecting of the Biosphere. Cool structure for sure. Also being inside and gazing out at the city and the St. Lawrence from the observations areas was probably worth the price of admission. We DC peeps have Smithsonian points of reference (free + amazing), so other museums usually pale in comparision. This may be the case... More

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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Nice treatment of many of the climate zones. Hard to see English translations and impossible to see much due to a plethora of kids in school groups and with parents. Recommend visiting early or late in the day and find out about school groups booked.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Fun place to wander for a couple of hours. Probably better for younger children than older, if your kids are the type to race through something like this, as it is not very big. Best part was the views in the underwater tank/aquarium--really amazing to see the diving birds operate underwater as that is not something you see in a... More

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East Coast Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 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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