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Biosphere

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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A place to visit

There a lot of exemples of good use of green energy, with interactivity! So, a nice place to visit!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kazuo-Tomi
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There a lot of exemples of good use of green energy, with interactivity! So, a nice place to visit!!!

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Thank Kazuo-Tomi
Lake Worth, Florida
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118 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our trip out to the Biosphere, accessible by metro, in the beautiful Parc Jean-Drapeau. Very educational and interesting, great for kids. We also took a short walk outside with a naturalist which was very pleasant and informative. Views from the top are wonderful.

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Thank judi w
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

To get here was a major challenge with really intense traffic. Check accordingly. Harder with a family and exhibit was average. Walk to a cafe by the train. For older kids for sure. Beautiful structure to see with park.

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London, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As such a visible structure and a legacy building from Expo 67 I paid a visit with much hope and have to say left somewhat disappointed. Whilst the intent (to use the building to promote our awareness of the environment) is laudable, the "museum" inside falls short and it's hard to see who the target audience is - certainly not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

OMG! I loved it! Its fantastic! And if you visit Montreal just for one day you definitely should go there! The landscape around its great! Lot os trees!

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Thank Maria Natália A
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit just. Several static displays/exhibitions. Some live talks. Could be a much more worthwhile experience. Would not be worth a second visit but worth going once even if doubtful value for money. Worth walking over bridge afterwards to see grand prix circuit and casino. free casino shuttle bus back to central Montreal.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first attempt to visit this place failed as I went there on a Tuesday and they were apparently closed on certain days of the week. So better check before making any plans. The staff were very friendly and helpful and offered a student discount to me which was very much appreciated. There was an amazing exhibition going on about... More 

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Thank Mandy B
Ontario, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took some pictures and walker around the entrance. What a beautiful piece of art. if you are in the island, make sure to visit and take a picture with the Biosphere!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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300 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

360 degree movie starts this tour, very cool movie with some different special effects. The cost is minimum at $15 and they have talks and sessions and walking tours through out the day. Plenty of hands on stuff to keep adults and children entertained for a good while. Plan on spending 1 to 3 hours, just depends on how many... More 

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Thank Davis S
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with my 11 month old. It was very stroller and handicap friendly. Highlight was the Level 5 , where one can look out and have a 360 degree outside view of the city of Montreal and surroundings. Staff is very polite and helpful Nontheless, I found it was not very interactive and too many posters with writing on them... More 

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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.