Zoo Ecomuseum
Speciality Museums • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Ecomuseum Zoo is the one and only outdoor zoo on the island of Montreal. It is home to Québec's most impressive animals species, such as Black Bears, wolves, lynx, otters, eagles, reptiles and amphibians.
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sanka65
Montreal, Canada172 contributions
Aug. 2022
My grandson and I spent several hours at the museum on a very hot afternoon. I would recommend not going on a hot afternoon as the animals were sensibly not coming out into the hot sun - earlier or later in the day would be better to see them.
Loved everything we saw, particularly the otters and the snowy owl. The vegetation right now is very high and so difficult to try and find the fox, etc.
Written September 2, 2022
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HKPhil
Hong Kong, China51 contributions
Apr. 2022
Visited 4 Apr from 1200 - 1330 hrs. Extremely pleasing experience. A winning & worthy concept: to care for & exhibit animals representative of Quebec's natural environment who are not suited to release into the Wild in a very attractive designed (World Class!) natural reserve. I would recommend the experience to anyone, whether visitor or local. The one caveat is that one's visit needs to be planned for a QUIET DAY (e.g. midday on a Monday in April, as in our case). Large numbers of visitors, exuberant youngsters are inconsistent with the serenity & peace which allows to truly enjoy the beauty of this location. The animals also tend to hide when ambient noise is high...
Plan to visit early in the day and/or check visitor traffic patterns (Google, Ecomuseum staff) to find the right days...
Written April 4, 2022
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Janie D
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada1 contribution
Jan. 2022 • Family
I’m writing this review with the sincere hope that the people running the Ecomuseum consider more affordable pricing options for families and low income people, even a free day/pay what you can day each month.

I have long been a supporter of the Ecomuseum. I often took my three children there (we’ve been at least 30+ times over the last 10 years). Desperate to get out during lockdown #2, I looked up the pricing - well over $75 for our family, in the winter when we’d be unlikely to see many animals (I know this from experience), - no family pass, no special times/late entry to save any money. We are above average income earners and we find $75 for an hour’s winter stroll steep. I imagine there are many families who would make the effort to go on slower days, off peak times if they could get 50% off tickets as they do at other attractions.

I’m sad to see how prohibitively expensive the Ecomuseum has become for many people. It’s a lovely little local museum, a great place for a walk, wonderful otters and owls, but not reflective of the pricey entrance fees. It might be important for the people running the museum to understand the younger families of today do not have the same disposable income as previously generations. It’s high time they rethink their pricing strategy for the future. A $40-$50 family pass is reasonable, would leave some extra for gift shop purchases and be low enough to encourage return visits.

Unfortunately, we won’t be returning at these rates. It’s really too expensive for local/regional animals that often times are out of view - something which is far more palatable when you haven’t shelled out the kind of money now being charged. The last few times I’ve left feeling bad, rather than good due to the value for money ratio.
Written January 8, 2022
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Sarah
Saint-Constant, Canada2 contributions
Feb. 2021
Very nice but really crowded the day we went. A lot of animal were hiding so we were not able to see them.
Written July 2, 2021
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louisaf718
Beaconsfield, Canada3 contributions
Sep. 2020 • Family
A beautiful day spent in nature and bonus of viewing wildlife. Went with the grandchildren 3 & 1.5 years and they were really happy to see the animals. A wonderful way for family to spend quality time together for a few hours.
Written September 20, 2020
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araceli
Brossard, Canada2 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Family
This zoo shouldn't even be called a zoo. It is the worst zoo I have visited there is no animal, the place is poorly maintained and the plants are dry. We did not see any employees throughout the tour. We make an hour driving for absolutely nothing. I recommend going to the granby or omega zoo .
Written August 16, 2020
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christina
Apollo Beach, FL1 contribution
Mar. 2020 • Family
It was a beautiful layout with a large variety of animals. The bear had just woken from hibernation and she was putting on quite a show!
Written March 24, 2020
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Jim K
12 contributions
Jun. 2019
The animals and birds in this collection all live around here anyhow. Beautiful examples and educational opportunities. Eagles, owls, beaver, moose and more.

Cap St. Jacques Park. Nice rural park, and getting much larger now with Montreal's mayor backing an enormous increase in the size of the west island park. Hiking trails, bicycle trails, a small beach, organic farm, access to the Morgan Arboretum and more hiking in the woods and the Ecomuseum - a zoo of indigenous animals and birds, including raptors. Good all seasons.
Written January 3, 2020
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The Swan King
Brighton, UK113 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Family
The Ecomuseum claim the animals are all rescue creatures, or animals who would otherwise be compromised in terms of survival in the wild. On this basis, I was happy to attend where I would not for a typical ‘captive zoo’.

Ecomuseum is a nice size to wander, taking about 3 hours in total, and in Winter it is a lovely experience.

We saw nearly all of the animals today, and enjoyed feeding times for the otters and deer. My favourite was the lynx enclosure.

All the animals seemed to have well appointed habitats and the staff were really helpful. We enjoyed our time here a lot and would return.
Written January 2, 2020
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Gannon D
1 contribution
Dec. 2019
Some really cool animals in this small zoo. It isn't a huge zoo, but that's OK because the price reflects that. The animals were all very active and seemed healthy.
Written January 2, 2020
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Zoo Ecomuseum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.