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Biosphere

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Address: 160 Tour-de-l'Ile | Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec H3C 4G8, Canada
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Built to house the U.S. pavilion at the 1967 World Fair, this dome has...

Built to house the U.S. pavilion at the 1967 World Fair, this dome has numerous interactive presentations designed to promote the importance of water resources.

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Very interesting and very good exhibition for both adults and children, about nature and environment.

Reviewed 1 week ago
kartikmexico
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Mexico City
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Igloolik, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A work of art, the USA pavillion during the 1967 EXPO... Canada's 100th birthday World Expo. The plastic glass that recovered it caugth flame in a huge fire in 1976. During the expo time we use to go thru it on a mini rail train and they were birds inside! The architect Richard Buckminster Fuller really left us a wonderfull... More 

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NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Inside you will see all the efforts and information readily available to help educate people on the effects of climate change.

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Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and very good exhibition for both adults and children, about nature and environment.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short metro ride en route to Longeuil brings you to the Jean-Drapeau, the stop nearest the biosphere. A very interesting architectural artefact, the shape of this building is symbolic of the planet and our place in it. The biosphere has an interactive activity on environmental awareness that both adults and children can learn from. By attempting to answer the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It wasn't open when we were there but it's still an amazing piece of architecture. Took some photos and moved on. Still a must see if going past it.

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1 Thank Ginges_revenge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enter the jean-Drapeau park and it was very to follow the road to get to the Biosphere. unfortunately we could get in since it was closed for the season. We took pictures and admired the place.

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Thank Martha R
Palm Beach Gardens
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Many people seem to have gotten the Biodome mistaken for the Biosphere. The Biodome is the indoor zoo . The Biosphere is the Epcot looking structure .

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We only did a driving tour of this old world's fair site, but it was really pretty and an interesting look back in history. The background on the Biosphere is worth looking up online, and getting up close to it is amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was keen to see this and it did not disappoint.. its s really cool construction. Once you are inside it you can appreciate its enormity. There is a sustainable, ecological museum attached to it but I thought CAD $110 to be out of my budget, although this did look fascinating.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Most people come here just to see the sphere and not so much for the museum inside. The museum is a decent one if even it is small, but it does focus on some good environmental science. The real draw is the dome though, and it was great to see on a clear day from the inside and from all... More 

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Parc Jean-Drapeau
The islands of Saint-Helene and Notre-Dame together make up the anchored fabric of Parc Jean-Drapeau. The mostly man-made grounds were built to be the site of the 1967 World's Fair, and the chiefly car-free space still retains its inherited carnival character. A wonderland of foliage and flora awaits at the Jardins des Floralies, with its expanse of pond-marked wetlands making it perfect for hiking, nature walks, and exploration. Old exhibitions still straddle the newest entertainment complexes, including the high-flying roller coasters of La Ronde Amusement Park and the brightly-lit Casino de Montréal. From the springtime on, families crowd the sandy beaches with candy-striped umbrellas, and rowers take to the Olympic Basin, where the spherical American Pavilion and the high brick Tour de Lévis provide an atypical backdrop. A short metro trip carries visitors and locals to this vacationing spot, providing leisure and activity outside of the inner city.
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