This museum lets visitors explore the world's ecosystems without leaving Montreal
Photo: Mathieu Rivard
At the Biodome, visitors can interact with the diverse flora and fauna of five different ecosystems from across the Americas. Visitors will get the chance to see an array of animals in spaces that closely resemble their natural habitats. Animals are not placed in cages, but many are behind glass enclosures depending on their respective needs. For several of the ecosystems, it is completely normal for birds to be flying freely overhead while others roam around the area alongside visitors.
The five ecosystems at the Biodome are:
- The Tropical Rainforest featuring brightly coloured birds, sloths and marmosets;
- The Laurentian Maple Forest with beavers, Canadian lynxes and an array of fish;
- The Gulf of St. Lawrence where you can find many aquatic creatures and blue jays;
- The Labrador Coast with Atlantic puffins and other birds;
- The Sub-Arctic Islands with several species of penguins like the macaroni penguin.
The Biodome also offers a fossil exhibition placing an emphasis on environmental conservation and awareness of endangered species
Address: 4777 Avenue Pierre-de Coubertin, Montréal, QC H1V 1B3
2016 Hours: Until June 17, closed Monday, Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From June 18 to Sept. 4, every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*The Biodome will close from Sept. 6, 2016 until Dec. 2017 for renovations.
Public transit: Viau metro station
Parking: Car: $16 per day ($20 during events at the Olympic Stadium)
We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.
Take a virtual tour of the Biodome’s multiple ecosystems and discover different species of flora and fauna.: