Biodome de Montreal

Biodome de Montreal: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Biodome de Montreal Reviews: 4/5

Biodome de Montreal
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Come and explore the new Biodôme! Along with the Botanical Garden, the Insectarium* and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the Biodome is part of the Montreal Space for Life, Canada's largest natural museum science complex and Montreal's top must see attraction. Travel baggage-free at the Biodome! Embark on an immersive, sensory journey through the ecosystems of the Americas. 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 ! Reserve your ticket online ! *Reopening 2021
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
Named for the Olympic Stadium complexes built for the 1976 games, the Olympic Park and the surrounding neighborhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa) make up an invigorated area dedicated to "Space for Life." Around the Olympic Village's arenas and stadiums, Rue Sherbrooke welcomes exploration of its sculpture gardens decorated in the works of Jean-Paul Riopelle and its museum culture headed by the historical Château Dufresne. Maisonneuve Park offers interactive experiences at its bio-dome, insectarium, planetarium, and botanical gardens. For a change of scene, the gentrified space along Rue Ontario Est is packed with the city's newest, edgiest cafes, where an imaginative, youthful crowd sips foamy cappuccinos. A visit here is incomplete without stepping into the vast halls of the Maisonneuve Market, with flower stalls, wine depots, and local produce.
How to get there
  • Viau • 4 min walk
  • Pie-IX • 9 min walk
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Rasmuss89
London, Canada79 contributions
Fantastic habitat viewing
Nov 2021 • Couples
What a fun afternoon trip! It was fun to explore the 4 different habitats, and to spot the different animals, many of which were roaming or flying freely. It was great to see the natural plant life and to be able to view them from different levels (ground level, elevated, and from way above).
Only complaint was it was very busy- we booked ahead and were given an entry time- we thought this meant there would be a limited number at that time, but people were showing up without advanced tickets and just pouring in. Not much distancing possible.
Written November 22, 2021
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Lindsay K
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First time visitor
Nov 2021 • Family
First time visitor to the Biodome with my husband and daughter. Some highlights were the gorgeous building, animal enclosures, and all the fun animals; especially the penguins. Though we did have a great time, there are a few things I would recommend to make the experience even better, which is why I did not rate it higher. There is not enough signage throughout the building. There were a few times where we were not sure where to go or what animals we were looking at/for. The app is helpful, but we don’t want to have our phones out the entire time since we’re trying to enjoy the nature and animals. There is not enough seating in the atrium, and this may be due to the pandemic. The building almost feels like it is not finished? The style of the building is minimalist and modern, which may be why it feels unfinished. There could be projections on the large white walls added, or other unique things to keep you interested when in the atrium. Overall, I would visit again, and would recommend friends and family.
Written November 11, 2021
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Craig A
Toronto, Canada120 contributions
Fun indoor zoo, adjacent to Botanical Gardens and Insectarium
Oct 2021
This is a relatively small zoo indoors, but very well done. You dont have to visit Newfoundland to see Puffins!
Four areas, from the Labrador Coast to the Gulf of St Lawrence, Laurentian forests to a tropical rainforest. You probably wouldn't need more than an hour or two to go through it. There is a cafe on site with sandwiches, salads and a hot table. Close to Viau metro station on green line. It is close to the Botanical Gardens (which I visited) and the Insectarium (which unfortunately was closed for renovations) so you could make a day of it if doing all three. There is also a planetarium adjacent but I didn't visit that.

The biodome is in the Olympic Stadium where the Velodrome was located.
Written October 23, 2021
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Carli M
Canada174 contributions
Great visit
Oct 2021 • Solo
I read a bunch of negative reviews but I had a great visit. Staff was very helpful with which route to take, the map was good and I downloaded the app on their free WiFi to enhance the visit. If you are expecting the equivalent of a zoo then yes, you will be disappointed, this is not a zoo that isn't the purpose of it. Everyone had to show proof of vaccine and ID and it wasn't busy on a Friday afternoon.
Written October 3, 2021
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Pat B
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Not safe and no direction
Aug 2021
We recently visited from Ottawa, and were really disappointed. They allowed way too many people in at the same time, so it was impossible to maintain physical distance. We saw several people with masks pulled down or removing their masks completely while in the exhibits, and staff did nothing about it. Like others, we feel that this put us at risk of exposure to COVID. There's no guidance from staff on where to go - it's just a big ole open space and folks are sort of stumbling into different exhibits. The exhibits themselves have no displayed information - instead, they keep pushing you to download their app....no thanks. We were told that we could easily spend 1.5 -2 h going through the exhibits - we were done in 40 min. Overall, it was an expensive waste of time, and we wouldn't recommend it.
Written September 8, 2021
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Susan H
Chicago, IL135 contributions
Disappointing
Aug 2021 • Family
Biodome was a very big disappointment. The exhibits are extremely limited and just a few animals. Not at all what I expected and I don’t understand the rave reviews. It took us about 30 minutes to go through the whole thing. There’s a lot of construction around the area so if you go this far leave extra time for parking
Written August 31, 2021
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Chris
Ottawa, Canada216 contributions
A Covid spreading place
Aug 2021 • Family
Staff if pretty much absent, saying most are calling in sick when you ask! No social distancing and half or more don’t wear masks,! Most adults wear masks below their nose if at all! I was told 12 and under no masks, and that the staff gave up on telling people as nobody cares nor listens! A clear and huge mismanagement problem / nightmare… ruins the experience
Written August 13, 2021
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DJ
Calgary, Canada6 contributions
Boredom
Aug 2021 • Family
Disappointing for sure. Perhaps in 1967 it was awesome but there is little to see or do. Took us less than 30 mins. Don’t bother.
Written August 3, 2021
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pt-laval
Laval, Canada69 contributions
Enjoyable
Apr 2021
The renovated site is very modern, clean, and airy. There are no information panels. A small booklet ($2) gives names/photos of the different animals/plants you may see. You can also download the Biodome app. The booklet is handy to identify the animals quickly but it could offer more interesting tidbits about them. The app offers more information but it is a bit cumbersome to navigate.
As the animals are free to move around their ‘natural’ enclosures spotting them is at times difficult or impossible. We did interact briefly with 2 employees who gave us some additional information about the otter/macaws. As the ecosystems are large, having a few more personnel would make it more enjoyable as they could point out the animals that are more inconspicuous ex: sloth, birds, golden tamarin, snakes, etc. At times we had to rely on other visitors to point out certain animals and I’m sure we missed others completely. Employees could also give very brief explanations about feeding and caring for the animals.
Highlights for me: the large aquariums make you feel like you are in the water along with the fish; the penguins playing in the snow; the Gulf of St. Lawrence basin area (sky and cliffs are quite realistic!).
Our visit lasted 1.5 hours. The gift shop is very appealing and has items for all budgets!
So for a change of pace, go for a visit but study briefly the Biodome internet site and download/acquaint yourself with the app before you go, bring your keen vision, and admire nature!

Written April 22, 2021
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Hayden F
Val d'Or, Canada9 contributions
Everything was quite incredible except...
Apr 2021
This was quite an unique experience. Walking through the climates, I enjoyed the feeling of walking around the animals, as if we were in a small part of their environment. A lot of the enclosures were large and more spacious than I had seen in many zoos and reserves. However I was sorely disappointed in the cold climate enclosure size that the penguins and the other birds were in. They had a tiny pool and a small amount of "land" to utilise. That was genuinely sad, seeing so many birds in such a small area. I hope to see that change in future
Written April 4, 2021
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Biodome de Montreal is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM