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Address: 160 Tour-de-l'Ile | Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec H3C 4G8, Canada
Phone Number: 514 283 5000
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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It's very important to have a place like this in every city to keep us informed about our enviroment. The architecture is eye catching, the museum is well pesented but i feel it... read more

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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's very important to have a place like this in every city to keep us informed about our enviroment. The architecture is eye catching, the museum is well pesented but i feel it a little bit limited. If you decide to visit it, go to every corner of it and don't miss the presentation.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a museum about the environent that is very well done. There is an immersive presentation about the world and our place in it (30 min duration, on the hour in French and the half hour in English), a lab to look at pollution and several other galleries. Some of the interactive pieces in the energy room could be... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not to be confused with the BioDome which is also in Montreal which is also futureistic and impressive. The BioSphere is an interesting piece of architecture with a nice ecology focused museum. The sphere actually used to be the US pavilion from the 1967 worlds fair, and very much embodies a space age star trek-y hopefulness that was unique to... More 

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Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the park by ferry and cycled around. We only saw this from the outside, wich was great. There is a musuem inside. As we didn't go inside, therefore 3 stars.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen the Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome in the distance and always assumed it was asolid outer casing of a structure, so was surprised to find that it was just a hollow shell. The buildings inside looked tiny compared with the dome but were adequate for the exhibits. These were thoughtful and interesting with original and creative displays and comprehensive... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful dome was left from the World Expo of 67 and gives you a glance at what it was to be in Montreal in that year, when the visiting population was twice the population of the country. The park is beautiful and totally worth it driving by and seeing it.

Thank Cannuck1964
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm in my sixties so I remember the Expo in Montreal even though I only got to enjoy it through our black-and-white TV. The geodesic dome was fascinating and it's even better now - in person. The plastic is long gone and you can walk right up to the structure and marvel at how it was constructed. Loved it!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool design makes this a great photo opp...not sure the inside is a must see though. The surrounding park has lots going on. Parking can be limited when there's plenty of activity nearby.

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Charlton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Biosphere because my traveling companion remembered seeing it at the 1967 world's fair. The structure is very interesting, you can see it from the outside without going in. We decided to go in and see the museum which is not from the 1967 fair, it is dedicated to making us aware of our changing environment. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (all adults) really enjoyed the eco-systems that you walk through with good curated information, and real living displays of the vegetation and some of the animals of each biome.

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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.
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