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Biodome de Montreal
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$91.16*
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Montreal Attraction Pass
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$18.02*
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Montreal Tower Observatory Admission plus Optional Ticket to the Biodome
Ranked #17 of 419 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Along with the Botanical Garden, the Insectarium and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, teh Biodôme is part of the Montréal Space for Life, Canada's largest natural museum science complex and Montreal's top must see attraction. Travel baggage-free at the Biodôme! 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 !
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Replica of 4 ecosystems of Canada. It was a little on the unkept side. The most popular part was the area with the penguins. Kids would enjoy seeing the live animals in their habitats.

1  Thank R-Ann
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We purchased a combined ticket with the botanical gardens but honestly don't waste your time with the biodome. It is really just like a tiny indoor zoo with some cute penguins. It was filthy too. I would have rather stayed for the whole day at the gardens.

1  Thank Theatricalgal23
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Biodome de Montreal is a fantastic place to check out. The three separate zones are laid out very well with a variety of plants and animals, but it's short on educational (reading and learning) material. The other downsides are that it doesn't take long to walk through the entire biodome. I spent 20 minutes in line on a holiday, but cleared the Biodome in a moderate pace in under an hour while taking a lot of photos and videos. Entrance tickets are relatively expensive at $17.xx for a single adult. And the Biodome is located out in the suburbs with little else of interest around (I personally don't think Olympic Stadium is worth a visit and the Botanical Garden is debatable).

Thank Smashing2
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We've been to the biodome several times and it's always enjoyable. It's an educational and interactive place where the kids rarely get bored. It's definitely a fun family thing to do.

Thank travelnutMexico
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

i love going to the biodome, specially in the winter when there isnt much to do. if you like nature, then you have got to go. they have 4 different mini ecosystems from different parts of the worldin amazing detail, each with its own unique member plants and animals. i am talking about real plants and animals i.e colourful birds and very small monkeys that you only see in nature documentaries. i dont know if i will have the chance to go to the amazon one day but now i have an idea of what its like to be in the amazon thanks to the biodome.
if you go, make sure to ask the staff what time they will be feeding the penguins, its a very enlightening and kind of amusing demonstration. the girl who feeds the penguins must have one of the best jobs in the world(and she is kinda cute hehehehehehehe).
depending on when you go, they always have different exhibitions. when i went the 2nd last time they were demonstration a family of that monkey from madasgascar(god i cant remember the name of the species). the last time i went the resident lynx had a baby lynx who was running around everywhere trying to explore everything and just learn about its surroundings.
but for some reason i have yet to see those otters, they are always sleeping and everyone around me talks about them when they talk about the biodome. and here i will abrupltly end my review.

1  Thank mghalibk
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