Montreal Biosphere

Not to be confused with the Biodome, the Biosphere is a museum on Île Ste. Helene dedicated to the environment

The Biosphere is dedicated to exploring issues surrounding the earth and the concept of sustainability. It’s located in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau and is easily recognizable thanks to its beautiful, architectural dome building, a remnant from Expo 67 and designer Richard Buckmister, who popularized the concept of “Spaceship Earth.”

Visitors can expect to find interactive and educational exhibitions that explore themes related to meteorology, climate change, water and air quality, biodiversity, sustainable development and more. Animated activities are offered, with the aim of teaching visitors how to make ecologically responsible decisions to reduce their carbon footprint. And kids and teens 17 and under get in free!

Address: 160 Tour-de-l’Isle Rd., Île Ste. Helene, Montreal

2018 Hours: April 1 to May 31, Wednesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 1 – November 30, every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 1 to May 31, 2019, Wednesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed from December 24 to January 15 (2019)  and on statutory holidays

* ticket office closes at 4:15 p.m.

Public transit: Jean Drapeau metro station

Parking: Paid parking

Telephone: 514-283-5000


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.

Here’s a taste of what’s waiting for you at the Biosphere: