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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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  • Nice entertainment that allows to know some things that could change our way of life... Ecology, waste... How does the weather etc. A family...
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  • The biosphere is a place to visit. Interesting, different and changing exhibitions. A place to learn and have fun according to themes.
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  • In this museum you'll find everything about the water and is a warning of what might happen if we keep abusing nature.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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