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Montreal Biodome: Inside A Top Montreal Attraction


Montreal Biodome: Zoo Meets Botanical Garden Meets Nature Museum
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The Montreal Biodome features thousands of plants and animals from the Americas, including the lynx (above).

Photo by Flickr user mikealex
The Montreal Biodome is an indoor zoo, an aquarium and a botanical garden wrapped into one, a series of indoor ecological systems which recreate regions in the Americas and poles, showcasing animal species as well as plant life indigenous to each area, mimicking habitats to the point of regulating the temperature and humidity levels of each showcased ecosystem so the public can not only see what life is like in each region, but actually feel what it's like too*. The Biodome is effectively the only place in the world that replicates all four seasons, indoors, attracting over half a million visitors every year.

In addition to temporary exhibits, the Montreal Biodome features five permanent ecosystems. Visitors should factor in two hours to explore the:

Montreal Biodome Opening Hours
Regular Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, closed Mondays September through February
Summer Hours (late June until Labour Day): 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day
Spring Break (usually first week of March): 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Nuit Blanche (last Saturday of February): 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Montreal Biodome Admission**
$18.75 adult ($15 for Quebec residents) (was $8 before 2013); $17.50 senior ($14 for Quebec residents) (was $6 before 2013); $14 student ($11.25 for Quebec residents) (with I.D.) (was $6 before 2013); $9.50 youth ages 5 to 17 ($7.50 for Quebec residents) (was $4 before 2013); free for kids under 5, $52.50 family rate (2 adults, two youths) ($42 for Quebec residents).
Save money with the Accès Montréal card.

Getting to the Montreal Biodome
4777 Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue
Montreal, QC, H1V 1B3
By public transit: Viau Metro
By car: map
Phone: (514) 868-3000

Montreal Biodome website

*The public are separated by glass from certain sections -- Labrador Coast and Sub-Antarctic Island ecosystems as well as the Gulf of St. Lawrence aquariums -- for comfort, safety and obvious logistical reasons.

**Note that admission rates are subject to change without notice.

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