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“Excellent for kids”

Biodome de Montreal
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Ranked #45 of 432 things to do in Montreal
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: NOTE THE BIODOME WILL BE CLOSED FOR RENOVATION APRIL 2018 UNTIL SUMMER 2019. Along with the Botanical Garden, the Insectarium and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, teh Biodome is part of the Montreal Space for Life, Canada's largest natural museum science complex and Montreal's top must see attraction. Travel baggage-free at the Biodome! Embark on an immersive, sensory journey through the ecosystems of the Americas. Listen to the sounds of the tropical rainforest, go in search of lynx in the Laurentian maple forest, dive into the heart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and give a wink and a nod to the penguins in the sub-polar regions. Listen as our nature interpreters let you in on the secrets this fascinating biodiversity holds. An oasis in the heart of the city, the Montreal Biodome recreates some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas which allows plans and animals to live as in their natural habitats.A unique experience of nature and fun !
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

We spend about 2.5 hours in the Biodome and related museum on the basement level - excellent way to spend time with school aged kids.

Thank Rob T
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Biodome overall is good tourist attraction to take the kids to. They have a replica of a tropical rainforest, arctic, etc. with real animal but somehow I don't think the crocodiles were real, they never moved :). The insectarium was a good walk from the biodome and so was the butterfly exhibit.

Thank Susanne M
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

This was a real eye opener. You walk into the biosphere of the tropics at a balmy 27 degrees celsus. Wonderful foilage with birds and animals to make you feel that you are not in part of the old 1976 Olympic dome. The next sphere is like our normal Canada, with a strong hint of the east. The last sphere is of the cold north and done up very nicely with the birds and penguins sliding in the snow.

1  Thank reginladysmith
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

I went with my husband once, and I charmed the first minute we were in...everything is beautiful, it's like you are in a different country on your vacation, it's relaxing , not too expensive ...
It's a must see!

Thank LineBoutinActress
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

The biodome and associated science related experiences at the olympic center in Montreal was a cool experience, even for an adult. As a west coaster, it was cool to see vastly different ecosystems than the ones I am accustomed to.

The biodome has a rain forest environment with free roaming monkeys and birds, and capybaras, caimans, bats, and an anaconda. I believe there may be a sloth as well but I didn't see him.
There is a maple forest environment where you can see river otters, gorgeous warblers, beavers, porcupine, various ducks and a lynx. The biodome makes you feel so close to the animals because of its low walls and environment feel. Even the temperatures and humidity are accurate.
Then there is the seashore exhibit with some cool east coast fish I'd never seen ( I dive in the pacific), and then the polar exhibit. Neither of these interested me as much as the first two but they were still cool stuff (and literally coolly temperatured as well! be sure to layer for this place for humid rain forest and cold sea coast.)

Overall, its a quick visit: about 1 to 2 hours. Cool exhibits, personal feel with the animals and their proximity, and it was quiet when i went besides the school groups (it was a week day). There is also a package deal to see the insectarium and jardin de botanicals which are across sherbrooke from the place and are both worth seeing for the cool insects, and plants.

My only critique is the lack of detailed information about anything in the museums but I do have my degree in the sciences so I just might be more curious and desirous of obscure information than the average tourist.

1  Thank steph1238
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