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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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Description: 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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interesting visit

went here when i went to the formula 1 and it was free admission when i visited, there was interesting stuff to see and excellent views of the track

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Montrose, United Kingdom

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was worth the visit...transversing different biospheres...watching the animals in their natural environment without going on a safari!

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Biosphere museum and surrounding made for a fantastic visit. The interior was very interesting for both kids and adults. Very interesting exhibits on recycling, living walls, energy generation, and more. Seeing the upper floors and the beauty of the dome was spectacular, as were the views from the surrounding grounds. Well worth the trip and inexpensive entry fee.

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Sion, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I expected more than what it is. The presentation is a little boring, and it is clearly over priced (15 CAD)

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Dayton, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My school-age daughter had a blast in the EcoLab at the Environmental Museum at the Biosphere studying the effects of pollution. She loved all the exhibits and it was very educational. Beautiful view from the top of the museum overlooking Montreal as well.

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

went here when i went to the formula 1 and it was free admission when i visited, there was interesting stuff to see and excellent views of the track

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Bedford, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The view from the outside is pretty! Admission is just $5. It is wheelchair accessible. The first floor has a cool display of dresses made from recycle material. Very creative! The next floor has a movie type thing in a 360 theater type setting. The next floor is the actual part where you can stand on the observation deck and... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The biosphere has something for everyone. The view from the top is amazing and all the interactive kiosks are great. We especially enjoyed the room that had dresses made from different materials.

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Palm Springs
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect when we drove up to the sphere building. surrounding gardens are beautiful, but it appeared as if the museum was closed. We wander to the back door entry and went inside. It was like a tomb, very quiet, no one in lobby except 2 young women at the ticket table. It was under remodel... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Basically a museum, in middle of a beautifully prepared garden.. My daughter enjoyed every bit of it, it was an interesting structure. Lazy time pass.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a great place for all ages. Kids love the opportunity to see unusual animals and fish up close. Adults will love the layout and ease of getting around. The different ecosystems are great to experience. Well worth a trip.

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Additional Information about Biosphere

Address: Address: 160 Tour-de-l'Ile | (Ile Sainte-Hélène), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: 514 283 5000
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Parc Jean-Drapeau
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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.