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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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BIOSPHERE MUSEUM IS DIFFERENT

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Palm Springs
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Palm Springs
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138 reviews 138 reviews
56 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is the 2nd best attraction to visit in Montreal after the Basilica Notre-Dame. It is very informative, interesting and you experience quite a bit of scientific innovation. Also is the awareness of global warning and pollution. There are quite a few neat scientific experiments offered in a classroomolike atmosphere....possibly fun for kids! Lastly, the view from the exterior is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What a great place. Completely unexpected, educational and entertaining. My wife and I along with 8 of my nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters and my mom spent a few hours in the Biosphere and were completely absorbed by it. Each area was a different ecosystem with animal and flora native to that type of system. As you can imagine... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went right when it opened on a Wednesday and it was perfect. There was barely anyone there yet. Also, some of the exhibits were closed so I only had to pay $6 because my daughter was free (she's 15). This is an environmental museum and we really learned alot and it made us more conscious of our waste. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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.