Biosphere
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 numerous interactive presentations designed to promote the importance of water resources.
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LSQRD1
Kent, OH690 contributions
Aug 2022
I recall visiting this geodesic dome many years ago in my youth so felt compelled to visit it again. The years have been unkind and you can read about this on site, including the fire that burned off the plastic bubble leaving the existing open air frame behind. It is an obvious landmark that can be spotted from Montreal and was easy to get to on the metro. I would describe it first and foremost as a unique cultural artifact. During our visit, the location was unencumbered by more than a handful of visitors who I think were outnumbered by the staff and there are a couple of basic exhibits (climate, water, a green wall, and a special art exhibit). The price is high, in my opinion, for what you experience and the model adopted seems to be that the price is the same across all the properties in this consortium all of which were 'better' than biosphere, based on my experiences (love the Biodiome!). Overall, I am left with the thought...what to do with a really big, really obvious cultural artifact?
Written August 28, 2022
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LnS2004
Cypress, CA6,044 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
I adore the simple, elegant design of this repurposed former US Expo 67 pavilion gifted to Canada and was happy to get a close-up look of the highly visible iconic structure located in Parc Jean Drapeau on St Helen’s Island on the St Lawrence. Parking was easy. The surrounding environment was very serene, clean and green. I found myself mesmerized by this towering majestic globe, designed and built in a simpler time. Long passage of time has not withered its magnificence as it stood stoically there silently bearing witness to crises through the ages from Vietnam War then to Climate Change now.
Written June 3, 2022
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BeLaZe
Penfield, NY376 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Historical site, beautiful construction, nice views, decent exhibits. Relatively small exhibition place, but important message.

Hua Jin’s open air photo exhibit in front of the entrance is mesmerizing.
Written September 22, 2022
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EuropeinNewYork
New York City, NY288 contributions
Aug 2022
While seeing the giant Bucky-ball was very cool, the other parts of this "museum" were not really worth the money we paid. While there is some thought that has gone into the exhibits, the curation and design doesn't lend itself very well to large groups of people, nor was there much to do. Walk through the park and see the sphere form the outside. Don't waste your money....
Written September 3, 2022
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paixful
Lethbridge, Canada450 contributions
Aug 2022
An interesting science based museum with only abut 4 exhibit areas, that don't take long to see. A long (25 min approx) film at the start was half of our time there and it was odd - not sure who the audience was that it was intended for. The platform level allows for some good views and photos. Unless you are interested in science you may not love this, and kids may also not find it that interesting, though I appreciated the message about climate change and our role in slowing it down.
Written August 6, 2022
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Jonathan K
Atlanta, GA54 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
This is really a weather themed childrens museum. Adults would be in and out in 20 minutes if not for an interesting film to watch.

This isn’t bad but it’s not for adults and I wouldn’t waste your time unless you have 8-13 year olds with you (we didn’t)
Written August 31, 2022
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AMD907
Anchorage, AK153 contributions
Aug 2022
There is not a lot to see here, but what they have is good. The view from the higher levels in great and I really enjoyed the film. A lot of their other exhibits are hands-on which is definitely nice.

I think it would be worth it if one had a ticket for all the parts of the Space for Life, but at the price of an adult ticket just for this I found it overpriced.
Written August 10, 2022
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John
New Jersey2,138 contributions
Jul 2022
Took the metro here. It's very cool but not a lot of exhibits so you don't need a whole day here. We did it all in less than an hour. There was a movie to watch about the environment and then some hands-on exhibits. We took the elevator to the top for the cool views and enjoyed the physical space of the place more than anything. Glad we did it.
Written August 7, 2022
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Juan M
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Couples
Elevator was broken, some exhibitions were closed. Did the whole tour in about 15 minutes. Not worth 22 dollars per person. Nothing overly interesting. Don’t waste your time and money here.
Written March 25, 2022
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Traveller & Foodie
Montreal, Canada3,381 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Biosphere is a museum dedicated to the environment. It is located in Jean Drapeau Park and is on St.Helen’s Island. It was actually built for the US Pavilion for the World Fair in 1967. It is now used to create awareness for the environment climate change. They did a lot of renovations around this area and it is quite lovely. This area actually hosts during the summer many events; music and food. It has the capacity to have thousands of people near the base of the Biosphere during summer months for all this events so it is actually a picturesque place to come on a nice sunny day.
Written July 2, 2019
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