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“Well done ecosystems, well worth a couple of hours”

Biodome de Montreal
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US$87.74*
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Montreal Attraction Pass
Ranked #16 of 396 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Along with the Botanical Garden, the Insectarium and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, teh Biodôme is part of the Montréal Space for Life, Canada's largest natural museum science complex and Montreal's top must see attraction. Travel baggage-free at the Biodôme! 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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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Well done ecosystems, well worth a couple of hours”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

There are only 4 exhibits and they do not try to cover a comprehensive range of ecosystems but the integrated ecosystem exhibits themselves are incredibly well done and do a good job of immersing you in their respective environments. Our children really enjoyed the tropical rain forest exhibit with its monkeys and sloths, as well as the St. Lawrence Gulf exhibit where they could watch sea birds fly above and dive into the water and then go to the level below where they could see what the birds are diving for. It was a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours on a dreary and cold day in Montreal, but even in beautiful weather it's well worth a visit.

Visited April 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fun for the whole family... however its the same as it looked 10 years ago”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

This is a good visit even when the weather outside is not so great. It is like an indoor zoo which reflects several world climates. From the rain forest, to the Laurentian Mountains to the Antarctic. Yes! you can see live penguins. My favorite part!

Please note however that if you have visited the Biodome before, I found that all exhibits pretty well look the same as they did 10 years ago

Visited April 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Nice outing”
Reviewed 11 April 2012

It is nice to visit with kids all year around. You get to see species that live in other countries. Colorful and busy
Don't forget to visit the butterflies section Very intressting and colourfull.

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PHILLIPSBURG
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“good family plan”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

is a good way to expend a morning with the family, if you have kids don't miss naturalia learning center

Visited April 2012
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“Interesting use of the velodrome”
Reviewed 7 April 2012

It took about an hour to go around the all of the zones. It was interesting to see the different animals, but sometimes hard to see what we were meant to be looking at, with no guide or information stand. Lots of small children which didn't annoy us but if you want to take your time in peace you might want to go later in the day when the school tours have finished. Wear layers that are easy to remove it is hot in there to start with.

Visited April 2012
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