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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.
Close to the Île Sainte-Hélène metro station, this spectacular museum set at the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau presents a dozen stimulating and interactive exhibitions each year to increase understanding of major environmental issues, and to encourage people to live as eco-citizens.
For the last quarter century, this striking, one-of-a-kind museum has prompted important dialogue between culture, social innovation and the environment.
Several green technologies are presented in this pioneering example of sustainable architecture where human ingenuity and viable cohabitation with nature link the range of activities and exhibits offered.
Erected in a beautiful natural oasis, the Biosphère not only offers breathtaking views of downtown Montréal and the St. Lawrence River, but holds a few other surprises, too. An initiative to mark Montréal’s 375th anniversary, Canada’s 150th and the Expo’s 50th anniversary in 2017, the Biosphère was outfitted with a striking, energy-efficient lighting display: come nightfall, the dome lights up, its colours changing with the seasons.
June 1 to Nov 30, 2019: Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020: Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: June 24, July 1, Sep 2, Oct 14, Dec 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, Jan 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and May 18.
Closed on statutory holidays.