Biosphère

160 ch. Tour de-l'Isle
Montreal, QC H3C 4G8- Map It
Phone: (514) 283-5000

AAA Editor Notes

Biosphère is at 160 ch. Tour de-l'Isle on Île Ste-Hélène (M: Jean-Drapeau). This geodesic structure, the largest building of its kind in the world, reproduces more than three-fourths of a sphere and was originally constructed to house the U.S. pavilion at Expo 67. Inside, a museum features interactive exhibits and live presentations delving into environmental issues, including those pertaining to the atmosphere as well as to natural resources and their consumption. Outside a series of huge photographs features a variety of Canadian landscapes. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
$13.05; $10.44 (ages 65+); $8.70 (students with ID); free (ages 0-17).
Hours: Daily 10-5, early June-Sept.; Thurs.-Sun. 10-5, mid-Jan. through May 31; Wed.-Sun. 10-5, Oct. 1 to mid-Dec. Closed major holidays. Allow 1 hour minimum.