This museum and exhibition hall is dedicated to raising environmental and ecological awareness among its visitors. Housed in ... More
This museum and exhibition hall is dedicated to raising environmental and ecological awareness among its visitors. Housed in the world's largest geodesic dome, which is one of few remaining structures from Expo '67, it offers four levels of guided discovery. The bottom level examines water as both "Source of Life" and "Source of Delight", the Connections Hall showcases multimedia presentations focusing on environmental protection, and the Visions Hall affords an incredible 360 degree view of Montreal.
The Biosphere started life as the American Pavilion at the World's Fair held in Montreal in 1967 and was designed by Buckminster Fuller. The Bioshphere is a geodesic dome, a type of structure that was originally invented in the 1930s but "reinvented" and made famous by "Bucky" in the 40s.
First off, this placce is a bit of a drive from Montreal, but people usually come to se the Saint Helene Island anyways. It is a great museum, with fantastic views of the city and of Mount Royal. Also, we were lucky enough to visit on a monday, when admission is free. I am not sure how long that lasts, but it was great.
There was enough to do - particularly in the water room; the movie on the St. Lawrence River was very cool and even my 1 year old had fun. There is a great educational section on Buckminster Fuller and beautiful photography. If you take the Metro, you get a good discount and once you are on the island, there is plenty of nice walking to do as well. I would recommend it.
I belive this is more overated, it is not as good, you wait for hours and are there for only 10 mintues.Do not even bother thinking of going there, let them make it better. Not only that but it is boring and thier rules are unbareable.
This place has a bit of history (built in 1969) and a bit of learning activities for growing up kids. There are other places and a garden around on island to spend a day if you are going there in summer. Bit expensive for what it offers inside.
This place is sweet! It's one of the best zoos I have seen, and it is completely indoors. It really feels like you're walking through the actual habitats of these animals. I'd definitely recomend visiting the biosphere if you're visiting Montreal
It's quite the facility. you just can't run through and look at the animals like you're at a zoo. you have to stop and look and search and it lends to a strong sense of atmosphere i feel is lost in a zoo, it breaks down that sense of separation.
We were very excited at the prospect of visiting this place, but it was quite a letdown (we had more fun on the subway ride). The admission fee is high for what you get - a few interactive exhibits for kids (several were broken), a really nice view of the city from the top floor, and one other exhibit room. The best part of the whole thing was my son being able to send a pc postcard with his photo on the front flag. If you are at all on a budget I would recommend taking the subway ride from the city and just walk around outside.
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