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

April 2019
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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.

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

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • + 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.

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  • MTL +

    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

  • Oceans

    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.

    Learn more

  • Water Frontiers

    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.

    Learn more

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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Getting to Biosphère, Environment Museum

Jean-Drapeau Subway Station

The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!

Subway schedule
STM promotions

River shuttle

During the summer season, Parc Jean-Drapeau visitors can use the river shuttle as a means of transportation, from the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Jacques-Cartier pier) and the city of Longueuil.

Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.

Schedule and rates
Location of the landing spot at the Parc

STM shuttle

Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.

767: During the summer season, the 767 shuttle stops at Jean-Doré Beach and the La Ronde amusement park.

777: Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.

Routes and schedules

Bike / BIXI

Parc Jean-Drapeau is part of the Trans Canada Trail and the Route verte and is one of the few places where you can cross the Saint Lawrence River on your bike.

From Montréal: take the Lachine Canal bike path, near the Vieux-Port de Montréal, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

From the South Shore: take the South Shore Bike Link, between Saint-Lambert and Parc Jean-Drapeau, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.

BIXI : there are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.

Walking

People can enjoy many of the cycling paths to get to or pass through the Parc Jean-Drapeau, either running or walking.

With more than 25 kilometres of trails and pathways, the Parc is a pleasant spot for hiking, all year round.

Parking

Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).

Nearby parking areas:
P10, P11

Rates and other parking areas

  • Subway Station
  • River shuttle
  • STM shuttle
  • Bike / BIXI
  • Walking
  • Parking

For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.

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