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Closure of the South Shore Bike Link on June 1-14 Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve closed from May 21 to June 14 River shuttle: start of season postponed Cycling access ramp of the Concorde Bridge: detour to be expected Closure of the South Shore Bike Link on June 1-14
 

Closure of the South Shore Bike Link on June 1-14

June 1st-14, 2019

The South Shore Bike Link will be closed from June 1 to June 14 due to the Grand Prix du Canada.

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve closed from May 21 to June 14

May 21 to June 14, 2019

Due to the final preparations for the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is closed to cyclists from May 21 to June 14 inclusively.

River shuttle: start of season postponed

May 14-31, 2019

Due to the river's high water level, the Maritime Shuttles service will not begin its operations on Saturday, May 18, as expected. More details will be announced in the coming days.

Cycling access ramp of the Concorde Bridge: detour to be expected

April 3 to May 16, 2019

The cycling access ramp, which serves as a cycling path between Île-Sainte-Hélène and the Concorde Bridge, will remain closed until the end of construction work on Espace 67. Cyclists can get to Île-Sainte-Hélène, from the Concorde Bridge, by taking the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and then the Cosmos Bridge.

Plan your trip and avoid unpleasant surprises by consulting often the important notices or the schedule of activities and events that are of interest to you.

Biosphère, Environment Museum

Biosphère, Environment Museum

As the only museum entirely dedicated to the environment in North America, the Biosphere's mission is to raise citizen awareness, action, and engagement on significant environmental issues.

Housing the United States pavilion during the Expo 67 world's fair, this architectural masterpiece was designed by noted American architect Buckminster Fuller. The Biosphère is a unique and spectacular site, located in the heart of Montreal at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Visit its educational exhibitions to get a better understanding of major environmental issues: air, water, biodiversity, climate change, sustainable development, and much more.

You can also take part in its animated activities and special events to learn about the solutions available to you in daily life to protect the environment.


Schedule

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  • Please note that the admission closes at 4:15 p.m.
  • The Biosphère is closed on statutory holidays

2019 Rates

Adults $15
Seniors (65 years and over) $12
Students (18 years and over) $10
17 years and under Free
  • Please note that receiving groups is no longer part of the services offered by the Biosphere.
  • Rates are shown as a guide only and are subject to change without notice.
  • The rates shown above do not include parking rates.
    • The best way to come to the Parc Jean-Drapeau, is by Subway!
    • There are also several Bixi stations are installed at the Parc during the summer season.

Discounts and promotions

  • Montréal Museums Day

    On Sunday May 26, during the Montréal Museums Day, come visit the Stewart Museum and the Biosphère, Environment Museum, for free. Visit the Montréal Museums Society website for all the details.

  • Other Discounts

    Several discounts are offered to visitors, check the website of the Biosphère, Environment Museum, to know all the details.

Exhibitions

  • Planet MTL

    Winner of the How International Design Awards 2019 - Merit, Interactive Exhibit.

    Montréal, an innovative, dynamic, culturally rich and festive metropolis, is facing major challenges. Thanks to an interactive model of the city, you can become the mayor of Montréal for a few minutes. Snowstorms, daily traffic jams, international events and environmental projects - will you succeed in managing this urban ecosystem and its many surprises?

    Learn more

  • Echo 67

    "Everything was good in '67!" Fifty million people passed through the turnstiles of the World Expo and 800 unique buildings were erected for the occasion to embellish the Montréal landscape. Fifty years later, Echo 67 looks back at the environmental and cultural legacy of this international fair. Pictures, testimonials and artifacts from the era will awaken memories in older visitors and inspire younger ones.

    Learn more

  • Habitats 2067

    What are the key principles to design a human-scale neighbourhood in 50 years' time? Find inspiration in outstanding Canadian and international projects. Each one responds to current social and environmental issues. Each one makes happiness and quality of life top priorities.

    Learn more

  • This is not an Umbrella

    The weather is the topic of choice for breaking the ice in a conversation, but do we really understand the science behind it? Discover many different aspects of the weather, the unpredictable planetary phenomena that it creates and the role of today's meteorologists.

    Learn more

  • Design the Future

    Immerse yourself in nature and discover how future technologies draw their inspiration from the natural world in order to fight climate change. This immersive show, presented on a 360-degree panoramic screen, will take you on a sensory journey back to your childhood memories.

    Learn more

  • Ecolab

    Let the researcher in you come alive! The Biosphere needs your help! Which is worse: air or water pollution? Use the interactive and modern laboratory to test your hypothesis.

    Learn more

  • + 1°C: What difference does it make?

    For 50 years, the global temperature on Earth has climbed nearly one degree. So, what difference does + 1oC make? Scientists answer this and other questions about climate change. You will also see natural climatic and meteorological phenomena on a giant interactive globe of the Earth.

    Learn more

  • Spaceship Earth

    We live in a consumer society with unlimited needs, but limited resources. Do we have a backup planet to support this lifestyle? If not, do we have a plan B? Learn about the man who designed the Biosphere's geodesic dome, Richard Buckminster Fuller, and his vision for the future.

    Learn more

  • MTL +

    Metropoline Project, MTL+ Exhibit © Lupien & Matteau and Albert Mondor

    We live in a consumer society with unlimited needs, but limited resources. Do we have a backup planet to support this lifestyle? If not, do we have a plan B? Learn about the man who designed the Biosphere's geodesic dome, Richard Buckminster Fuller, and his vision for the future.

  • Oceans

    © Jeff Rotman

    From coast to coast to coast, Canada boasts the longest coastline in the world, connecting the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans. This exhibition of giant photographs highlights the richness and beauty of Canada's fragile and little known marine environments.

  • Water Frontiers

    Richelieu River - Bassin de Chambly, Quebec, Canada © Laurent Lucuix, 2014.

    On either side of the Canada/US border, water both separates and unites the two nations. The protection and conservation of these aquatic ecosystems has resulted in successful collaboration. Discover the importance and beauty of these transboundary waters through this temporary photo exhibit.

Scientific animated activities

  • A degree of change

    Global warming or climate change? These two closely related phenomena are still not well understood. This presentation will demystify these issues of global importance. You will learn about the consequences of global warming and climate change. Creative, proactive steps that citizens and communities can take to adapt to climate change and mitigate their effects will also be presented.

  • The Way Forward: Communities for a Better World

    The global population is growing. Our cities are becoming more and more crowed which leads to several challenges. For example, our communities need to find innovative ways to adapt to climate change. This presentation places the eco-citizen at the heart of best practices that develop resilience and sustainability in our communities. We present inspiring solutions that encourage the public to act positively on their living environment.

  • A dose of vitamin N

    Nature has healing powers for humans, thanks to the many benefits it provides. When we become disconnected from nature, we develop nature deficit disorder, which can have negative impacts on our physical and psychological health and our relationships with our families and the environment. This presentation, which will be given in the Biosphere's indoor garden, will make you think about your daily dose of "vitamin N": are you getting enough?

    Not held during winter.

  • Outside: a whole new world

    Come discover the biodiversity of île Sainte-Hélène through a series of outdoor activities. You'll be surprised and awed by the tiny treasures and discoveries that abound.

    Not held during winter.


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