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Biosphere, Montreal

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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). See Biosphere and all Montreal has to offer by arranging your trip with our Montreal travel itinerary planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    We had time before we left, so we decided to visit. It is on an island so you need to go over a bridge to get there when driving. I think it's a neat structure with a very informative exhibit about Ca...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    It wasn't originally part of my plan to drop in but I'm glad I did. The exhibits are informational and interactive (a bit geared towards kids and families but I still had fun). My favorite part was th...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    Really cool! Its architecture and cleaning is very cute, quite technology, the people are kind and is located in a very privileged area you can walk around the Central magnificent
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  • May 11, 2017
    We came during a time that it was closed. This actually made it better for what we wanted it for. We had saw the building when we were visiting the Casino and knew we wanted to come back in the day time to take pictures. It totally is worth taking pictures of it from the outside. It looks like a giant snowglobe from far away. It made for some epic looking pictures! If you are in the park near by this is a must stop while in Montreal. Overall, it made for the best pictures on our whole trip.
  • July 7, 2017
    Incredible view. The museum is more child-friendly, but still interesting for adults. Very environment-orientated. It's worth a visit just to see the sphere up close and to see the city on the other side of the river from the inside of the sphere.
  • July 5, 2017
    The biosphere is a short train ride away from the center of the city. Its very interesting architectonically speaking. I visited on Canada day, so it was free that day only, and usually costs around $20. Its a great place for kids and learning about conservation. I personally enjoyed the view on the 4th level.
  • July 6, 2017
    Really great if you're interested in the environment and the different effects we have on the earth. Very educational, almost felt like I was on a school field trip rather than being there for entertainment but it was great to check out while in Montreal.
  • May 14, 2017
    Very nice place. A lot to learn about environment: air and water pollution, weather condition and indoor plants. It was science day so admission was free. From the last floor of the biosphere you get an amazing view of Montréal. Around the biosphere you can walk and see amazing spots. Interesting and well organized.

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