Biodome Montreal

The Biodome is one of four science facilities operated by the Space for Life Foundation

Inside the Montreal Biodome
Inside the Montreal Biodome cc licensed photo by dbrooksNY

The Montreal Biodome is a space where visitors can explore a total of four different eco-systems found in North and South America in a comfortable indoor setting. It offers visitors a fun and interesting way to explore the bio-diversity that makes up our planet's eco-system.

The four exhibits are the Tropical Forest, a reproduction of a South American rain forest; the Laurentian Forest which simulates a North American wilderness, the Saint Lawrence Marine Eco-system which models the habitat of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence estuary; and the Polar exhibits which introduce visitors to both the Arctic and Antarctica.

The exhibits are real - not just dioramas. They are filled with real plants and wildlife from the regions they represent. Think of it as a very large themed aquarium and zoo all in one with a controlled climate that even follows the seasons. The result truly is a memorable experience which explains why the Biodome attracts close to one million visitors every year.

The Biodome was first opened in 1992 inside a large stadium located in adjacent to Olympic Stadium. The stadium was originally built to house the Velodrome during the 1976 Olympic Summer Games. Renovations to convert it into the Biodome began in 1989.

Both adults and children are sure to be left with fond memories of their visit to this popular Montreal attraction.

Nearby attractions: Olympic Stadium and Montreal Tower and Montreal Botanical Garden

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Biodôme Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: 4777 Av. Pierre-De Coubertin, Montréal, QC H1V 1B3, Canada

Phone: (514) 868-3000

Official Website: Biodôme

Biodôme Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Fun with or without kids! We saw most of the animals. I love the different sections you get to experience. My favorite is the jungle. It is hot and humid with animals on the trees, the ground, and flying above. The monkeys were adorable. There were so many varieties of animals that were awesome to see. In the artic section, you walk into an ice dome. You can literally feel the ice walls. There are penguins (it's a little sad that area, as they mainly just stand around. I felt bad for those little ones). The other areas were better.
Tanya Alex - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Must visit place if with kids. Very well laid out and staff is very helpful. Accessible via metro. Station is right outside the biodome. There is a cafeteria but on the expensive side. Kids will have lot of fun watching different animals in there natural habitat.
Dhawal Patel - in the last week

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5 Star Rating My family visited on a Saturday afternoon and it was packed. The traffic was so bad in some areas, but it’s super nice watching people also enjoying the experience. The Tropical region is hot and humid and other region of the dome is relatively cold so be prepared to dress up accordingly. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Penguins as they ate fish handed by the keeper. There are other interesting animals to see/watch too. Another plus about it is that there are plenty of sitting space/waiting area scattered in each floor of the dome, a nice place where parents can rest a little especially if they have kids-in-tow. Parking area was quite a walk from the dome itself, paid around $15 for more than 3 hours. Overall a great experience.
Ayel Mei Rubia - 2 weeks ago

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4 Star Rating A great place to spend a day for adults and kids alike. The environments are well creative and the interactive displays were very cool. I wish the app was a little easier to use, though, as trying to navigate it while standing amongst a crowd of people was difficult and I felt I was always standing in the way. Maybe signs with qr codes that brought you to the animal info page would be more helpful. Otherwise, it was a really fun way to spend a very cold winters day.
Amanda M - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating A unique experience. So cool that you can walk through each biome instead of just looking through glass. Wasn’t busy on a weekday. A variety of animals, fish and birds. We spent about 2 hours and took our time. Highly recommend!
Sierra Mascaro - a month ago

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Metro Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Line 1 - GreenStation Viau3 Minutes

How to get to Biodôme by Metro

By Metro: Take Metro Line 1 to Station Viau and exit the station to your right. You will see the Biodome straight ahead just past the bus loop.

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