Biodome de Montreal

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Biodome de Montreal
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Come and explore the new Biodôme! Along with the Botanical Garden, the Insectarium* and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the 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 ! Reserve your ticket online ! *Reopening 2021
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
Named for the Olympic Stadium complexes built for the 1976 games, the Olympic Park and the surrounding neighborhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa) make up an invigorated area dedicated to "Space for Life." Around the Olympic Village's arenas and stadiums, Rue Sherbrooke welcomes exploration of its sculpture gardens decorated in the works of Jean-Paul Riopelle and its museum culture headed by the historical Château Dufresne. Maisonneuve Park offers interactive experiences at its bio-dome, insectarium, planetarium, and botanical gardens. For a change of scene, the gentrified space along Rue Ontario Est is packed with the city's newest, edgiest cafes, where an imaginative, youthful crowd sips foamy cappuccinos. A visit here is incomplete without stepping into the vast halls of the Maisonneuve Market, with flower stalls, wine depots, and local produce.
How to get there
  • Viau • 4 min walk
  • Pie-IX • 9 min walk
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pt-laval
Laval, Canada69 contributions
Enjoyable
Apr 2021
The renovated site is very modern, clean, and airy. There are no information panels. A small booklet ($2) gives names/photos of the different animals/plants you may see. You can also download the Biodome app. The booklet is handy to identify the animals quickly but it could offer more interesting tidbits about them. The app offers more information but it is a bit cumbersome to navigate.
As the animals are free to move around their ‘natural’ enclosures spotting them is at times difficult or impossible. We did interact briefly with 2 employees who gave us some additional information about the otter/macaws. As the ecosystems are large, having a few more personnel would make it more enjoyable as they could point out the animals that are more inconspicuous ex: sloth, birds, golden tamarin, snakes, etc. At times we had to rely on other visitors to point out certain animals and I’m sure we missed others completely. Employees could also give very brief explanations about feeding and caring for the animals.
Highlights for me: the large aquariums make you feel like you are in the water along with the fish; the penguins playing in the snow; the Gulf of St. Lawrence basin area (sky and cliffs are quite realistic!).
Our visit lasted 1.5 hours. The gift shop is very appealing and has items for all budgets!
So for a change of pace, go for a visit but study briefly the Biodome internet site and download/acquaint yourself with the app before you go, bring your keen vision, and admire nature!

Written 22 April 2021
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Hayden F
Val d'Or, Canada9 contributions
Everything was quite incredible except...
Apr 2021
This was quite an unique experience. Walking through the climates, I enjoyed the feeling of walking around the animals, as if we were in a small part of their environment. A lot of the enclosures were large and more spacious than I had seen in many zoos and reserves. However I was sorely disappointed in the cold climate enclosure size that the penguins and the other birds were in. They had a tiny pool and a small amount of "land" to utilise. That was genuinely sad, seeing so many birds in such a small area. I hope to see that change in future
Written 4 April 2021
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Ivo G
Montreal, Canada35 contributions
Very enjoyable for the whole family.
May 2019
It's been closed for a while because they are renovating. Have been there many times with friends and guests to our city. It really is a must see. A touch expensive, but I guess it costs quite a bit to upkeep the grounds and feed the animals. Kids will LOVE IT. Fun for everybody.
Written 5 March 2020
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AnnieJ72
Montreal, Canada127 contributions
Great for kids
Feb 2020 • Family
A great activity when it rains in Montréal. The kids love it, pingouins and manchots are so fun. It is a wonderful place
Written 4 February 2020
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John Doe
9 contributions
amazing architecture
Jan 2020
We went there for pictures and was unbelievable. that architecture is from late 60s. The snow environment around it makes it truly special. subway is just across the biodome.
Written 11 January 2020
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MRGREAT
Prague, Czech Republic32 contributions
Very fun and interesting place
Sep 2019 • Family
Very fun and interesting place to visit specially in summer you can enjoy more then in winter lots of exposition to see great place
Written 29 December 2019
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Viktoriya K
Saskatoon, Canada387 contributions
Great family friendly place
Jan 2019 • Friends
Great family friendly place with many activities and plenty to discover. The Biodôme building is itself a masterpiece of architecture. Located next to the Stade Olimpique, it is a project of the 80s Olimpic Games and attracts many tourists for its diversity and unique collection of animals and rooms with different climatic zones. Interesting for All ages.
Written 16 December 2019
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jenniferbmtl
Montreal, Canada38 contributions
Animals and ecosystems up close and personal, not quite as bad as a zoo, maybe?
Dec 2018
I know they're renovating right now so I hope that means bigger better spaces for the animals, because as much as it's a great experience for me to be able to see so many penguins with no where for them to hide, I can't help but feel awful for them living their lives on an extremely narrow arctic stage. Not quite as spacious as Antarctica... :S But, selfishly speaking, its AWESOME. Theyre so close! You can watch them swim and preen and dive and flap their useless little wings.. and then of course the other zones are good too - who doesn't like moneys jumping around in front of you and sloths hanging from a vined vaulted ceiling of a tropical rain 'faux-rest'. Great place to take kids to learn about habitats, ecosystems etc.. a very unique place. Looking forward to see how they renovate!
Written 23 November 2019
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Hasna B
Montreal, Canada63 contributions
Family trip
Oct 2019 • Family
I’ve been there two weeks ago with my
Brother and I loved the experience. It’s been years I haven’t been there 😬 & it felt good to be back.
Written 4 November 2019
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Vera Menard
Sherbrooke, Canada30 contributions
Fun for all
Dec 2018
The Biodome is a grear place to go to, it is especially great if you have kids. They love the penguins, and other funny animals. I had a subscription and would take my kids whenever possible, especially when it was raining. They never tired of it and once in a while I would also treat them to something from the boutique. It is family oriented and is liked by children and adults alike. It is a very nice way to spend an afternoon.
Written 9 October 2019
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The Biodôme is CLOSED for renovations. Reopening in spring 2020.
Written 10 October 2019
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Biodome de Montreal is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM