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Biosphere, Montreal

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.6/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
Immerse yourself in numerous exhibits exploring humankind's relationship to the environment at Biosphere, housed in a geodesic dome designed by world-renowned architect Buckminster Fuller. The verdant island setting puts nature at the forefront as you explore exhibits on climate, meteorology, and sustainable development. Interactive displays create a fun and educational space for children and adults alike. The dome itself was originally part of Expo 67, the most successful World's Fair of the 20th century. This important piece of architectural history stands at 61 m (200 ft) tall, with a spherical diameter of 76 m (250 ft). Before you head to Montreal, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Montreal itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Montreal has to offer, including Biosphere.
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  • 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 ins...  read more »
  • 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 p...  read more »
  • The biosphere Yes it is interesting and informative, but for people who have had the chance to see the Earth men in 1967 will have memories of this great moment of history for the province of Quebec and the city of Montreal.
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  • Some exhibits are really interesting, such as the Spirit of the Forest, but I found the museum somewhat dull and not as interactive as I had expected. The dome is the most remarkable part of the museum. A lookout from the top floor allows visitors to see the dome up close and provides nice but obstructed views of the city.
  • Nice architecture, small environmental museum but well placed in the Jean drapeau island where many festivals take place. So if you don't feel to enter, you can always do something else.
  • A Montreal icon. The museum was highly informative and made the subject matter quite interesting.
  • Really nice. 360 degree movie with effects definitely worth seeing.
  • We really enjoyed our visit with the kids. Nice little museum and great view from the top!
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