Uncover Montréal’s Underbelly at the Biosphere
Want to learn more about Montréal? Find out all sorts of hidden facts at the Biosphere’s new exhibition.
Planète Montréal is an exhibition at the beautiful Biosphere that was organized as part of the city’s 375th anniversary celebrations and explores Montréal’s urban ecosystem in detail. This unique ecological museum is located in Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome, built for Expo 67 (celebrating its own 50th anniversary) steps away from the Jean-Drapeau metro station in the green surrounds of Parc Jean-Drapeau.
Montréal on the Map
Discover how Montréal compares to other world metropolises on the urban ecosystem front. At Planète Montréal you can also become Mayor for a minute thanks to an interactive 3D model, and figure out how you’d deal with the daily challenges that face Montréal’s administration. How would you ensure the city gets plowed evenly after a mega snowstorm? How about relieving traffic jams? Or ensuring safety to the thousands of happy festivalgoers? The exhibition also explores biodiversity and more, with an impressive 360˚ mural that will leave you feeling surrounded – literally – by wonderful Montréal. Bonus: Entry is free for kids under 17.
Isa Tousignant, blogger
Isa Tousignant is an art and lifestyle writer based out of Montréal’s ecclectic Park Ex neighbourhood. She is Contributing Editor for Canadian Art magazine and freelances full-time for a wide variety of magazines and brands. She’s also a jewellery designer and passionate about animal costumes and their role in contemporary art.
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