Science and nature lovers are in for a treat as Space for Life, the nature and science museum complex that includes the Biodome, the Biosphere, the Insectarium, the Botanical Garden and the Planetarium Rio Tinto Alcan, announced the roll-out of a new digital all-access passport. The annually renewable passport will provide holders with unlimited visits to the country’s largest natural science complex for one price. Passport holders will also have special perks such as a 15 per cent discount at all restaurants and stores in the complex.
Home to some of Montreal’s most beloved attractions, Space for Life has long been a popular family destination. The complex of museums allows visitors to learn about nature through immersive programs and environments, without leaving the city. While each attraction is unique in its offerings, the complex aims to promote and increase awareness about nature and biodiversity through its various activities and exhibitions. Now, with the annual passport, families can take advantage of all the different attractions year round. There is an introductory offer until October 31; the cost is $119. As of November 1, the passport will be $140.
How it works
Visitors simply need to purchase the passport at espacepourlavie.ca/en/passport or at the box office, reserve the date and time of visits through their user accounts and present photo ID and ticket at the time of visit.
Attractions available at Space for Life
After a nearly two-year closure and a multi-million dollar renovation, the Biodome reopened to the public this summer. Visitors can experience the “five ecosystems of the Americas under one roof” in a series of trails – from the penguins of the arctic to the monkeys of the rainforest.
Planetarium Rio Tinto Alcan
The Planetarium is a destination for lovers of astronomy, astrology or simply, science. Using cutting-edge technology, the Planetarium offers immersive exhibitions and shows about the wonders of the universe.
Housed in an architectural landmark, the Biosphere is a museum committed to the environment. Visitors can expect exhibitions and installations promoting awareness about environmental issues and the importance of eco-activism.
The Botanical Garden
With more than 22,000 plant species, 10 exhibition greenhouse and 30 thematic gardens, it’s no wonder the Montreal Botanical Gardens is ranked as one of the best in the world. Visitors can enjoy a variety of programs and events like the annual Garden of Light exhibition in the Japanese Garden, on until October 31st.
It’s all about a bug’s life at the Insectarium. With an aim to educate visitors about the importance of insects to the ecological balance of the planet, the Insectarium offers numerous exhibitions and activities. Currently undergoing a major renovation called the Metamorphosis Project, the Insectarium is currently closed.
Passports are now on sale at espacepourlavie.ca/en/passport.
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