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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 #71 of 241 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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Houston
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28 reviews 28 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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New York City, New York
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26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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