June 26 to Sep 4, 2023: Daily, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sep 5 to Dec 31, 2023: Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed: Dec 24 and 25.
Open Mondays during Spring Break, Easter and Thanksgiving.
- Access for persons with restricted physical ability
- Family Activity
- Montréal Museums Pass Accepted
- Passeport MTL Accepted
- Accompanying Leisure Card (CAL)
- Parking for Buses
- Parking ($)
- Child admission: $11
- Student admission: $16
- Adult admission: $22
- Senior admission: $20
The Biosphère is set proudly in the middle of the St. Lawrence Seaway, on Île Sainte-Hélène, and has been emblematic of Montréal since the 1967 Universal Exhibition. Its geodesic dome stems from the creative mind of famous architect Richard Buckminster Fuller, one of the fathers of contemporary environmental thought. At the time of designing the Biosphère, Fuller already had it in mind to shine human genius as the foundation of a respectful cohabitation with nature on our one and only "spaceship," as he liked to call Earth.
Even today, these themes link all of the museum's activities, whether through a number of exhibitions and artistic installations that invite dialogue between science, culture, social innovation and the environment. As the Biosphère is part of the Espace pour la vie museum complex, curious minds will be able to better understand the major contemporary environmental issues and discover solutions to tackle them.
Erected in a true oasis of nature, Parc Jean-Drapeau, this pioneer building in sustainable architecture offers a breathtaking view of the city centre and the St. Lawrence River. The Biosphère has much more to offer, however, including a panoramic belvedere (could be closed during winter or in bad weather condition), a colourfully illuminated structure at night easily seen from the city and beyond, a green wall, an interior garden and multiple green roofs.
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