Biosphère, Environment Museum

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Parc Jean-Drapeau

At first glance, you might think that the large, seemingly empty sphere in the middle of Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène was just another piece of public art. Take a closer look and you’ll see that this spectacular dome is actually a unique site dedicated to environmental action and education.  

Originally the United States Pavilion at Expo 67 built by Richard Buckminster Fuller, American engineer, architect, and futurist who developed the geodesic dome, the Biosphère has since become an iconic architectural landmark and environment museum. Through stimulating exhibitions and scientific events, the Biosphère addresses major environmental issues related to water, air, climate change, energy, severe weather, and sustainable development.

In addition to its informative and interactive exhibits, the Biosphère offers several guided activities designed to help connect with nature, increase understanding of major environmental issues, and to encourage people to live as eco-citizens.

An initiative to mark Montréal’s 375th anniversary, Canada’s 150th and the Expo’s 50th anniversary, the Biosphère was outfitted with a striking, energy-efficient lighting display. Beginning in 2017 and for the next 20 years, the Biosphère will be lit up come nightfall and will change with the seasons.



June 1 to Nov 30, 2018: Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019: Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 1 to Oct 27, 2019: Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Dec 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, Jan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, June 24 and July 1.


  • Student admission: $10
  • Adult admission: $15
  • Senior admission: $12
Fees subject to change
  • Green Policy
Biosphère, Environment Museum
160 Tour-de-l'Isle Road
Île Sainte-Hélène
Montréal, QC H3C 4G8
Parc Jean-Drapeau
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