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Biosphere, Montreal

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#8 of 56 in Museums in Montreal
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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  • Great facility with well thought out exhibits and great animals. The cafe however is not good. They attempted to be too eco-friendly and did not have water the day we were there.  more »
  • Interesting info on the environment, biodiversity and climate change. Mostly in the form of videos, and interactive models. Good place for a 5th grade field trip, but as a couple of adults on vacation...  more »
  • The structure of the biosphere is really very beautiful, however, the Museum, I'm more mixed. The first two rooms, the lab on pollution of air and water and the room on meteorology, are really good. Except that after that, there is nothing really interesting, the worst being the room in Montreal, where I had some the impression of being in a tourist office. In the end, the entry price is very expensive for just two interesting rooms. If you are Paris, it is better to go to the Palace of discovery!
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  • Oh my God this place is so beautiful! Despite the fact that I went to visit it in winter days with some parts close due to some construction. The place is colder than the city. It is also hard to walk in some areas. I recommend to go using the street in the lateral of the station not the one closer to the biosphere - because it will be easier to walk - also the view is superb.
  • Great place to spend a couple hours. They had a couple 30 minute presentations, as well as some well mapped out self guided sections. I also enjoyed how they had a little section focusing on the building and the Expo 67
  • This is a wonderful place. My kids enjoyed and learned a lot. So many things I ignore about indoor air contamination. Staff are incredibly kind and helpful. Great views! ❤️ 🇨🇦
  • Not a good museum. Didn't really have any actual information in the exhibits. Sound cone was cool. Learned everything here in Grade 9 science.
  • This place was very nice and educational. I wonder why it was so empty on a Friday afternoon. We enjoyed the exhibits and took our time.
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