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“A nice break from city attractions” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Biodome de Montreal

Biodome de Montreal
4777 Pierre de-Coubertin Ave | Metro Viau, Montreal, Quebec H1V 1B3, Canada (Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa))
+1 514-868-3000
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$19*
and up
Montreal Tower Observatory Admission plus...
Ranked #30 of 479 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Viewing wildlife
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Travel baggage-free at the Montreal Space for Life. Embark on an immersive, sensory journey through the ecosystems of the Americas at the Biodome. Listen to the sounds of the tropical rainforest, go in search of lynx in the Laurentian maple forest, dive into the heart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and give a wink and a nod to the penguins in the sub-polar regions. Listen as our nature interpreters let you in on the secrets this fascinating biodiversity holds. An oasis in the heart of the city, the Montreal Biodome recreates some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas which allows plans and animals to live as in their natural habitats.A unique experience of nature and fun !
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“A nice break from city attractions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We enjoyed getting out of the city for a while, and the Biodome was a nice spot. We drove as it really isn't walkable from downtown, where we were staying. It's isn't the same as zoos I've been to, so doesn't take nearly as long to visit, but it has a nice balance of animals and ecosystems featured, so we really enjoyed it. We'd recommend for couple, friends, or a family visit.

Visited March 2013
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“So-so attraction”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We went to the Biodome as it was one of the few things we could find to do with kids in Montreal (in March). My boys are 13 & 15, and while I will say that they enjoyed it, I was disappointed in it--especially for the price we paid.

I knew what it would be like going in (from reviews I had read), but again, it was one of the few things we could find to do! There are basically four different ecosystem areas in the Biodome: rainforest, forest, Saint Lawrence Bay, and an arctic area. In each area there are several animals to see and a few displays. None of it was outstanding, although it wasn't horrible. We liked the otter in the forest area, and a couple monkey's we saw in the rainforest. The penguins and puffins were cute in the arctic area. That was about it though. It only took us around 1 1/2 hours to go through the entire Biodome.

On the plus side, we loved the food in the Cafe at the entrance! It was the best food I've even had at a museum-type place! I had a roasted veggie sandwich which they heated on a panini press. you could choose 2 salads to go with it from a choice of pepper salad, chick pea salad, potato salad, pasta salad, and green salad. The salads were delicious and they gave you tons of it! The meal also came with a can of soda and was $10. Great deal and great food!

Visited March 2013
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Omer, null, Israel
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“great place to take the kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

an amazing indoor nature!
really impressive place with 4 different nature types.
LOVED the aquarium!

Visited March 2013
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Kanata, Canada
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“Place is OK but so over-priced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

My family of 3 ( 2 adult and 1 5 yrs boy) spent $47 on tickets and $15 on parking, took us about 75 min. to finish everything. and no other place for kids to kill their energy, so not worth for driving a long way to go there, won't go again in the next 2 years.

Visited March 2013
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“Great place to discover many climates and animals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

if you want to enjoy a nice afternoon seeing multiple animals and birds through different climates this would be your thing . There are a lot of info and the biodome has guides to explain educational info. The penguins are nice but don't forget the baby lynx. Some might say it is expensive but you could bundle it with a botanical tour or a view from the Olympic tower .

Visited December 2012
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